Motorcyclist Injured In Miami Crash
A motorcyclist has been injured and hospitalized as a result of an accident in Miami, but details are unclear about exactly what happened. The driver and his motorcycle were both found on the ground, but no other vehicles were nearby at the time the police made their discovery. The accident is still under investigation to determine whether the motorcyclist lost control or if the incident was the result of a hit and run accident.
No Lull In Florida’s Motorcycle Activity
Unlike so many other parts of the country, where winter weather prohibits – or at least limits – the use of motorcycles during a portion of the year, here in Florida we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy these types of activities year round without giving too much consideration to weather factors. This also means, however, that with more people using their motorcycles, there will be more motorcycle accidents as well. Florida has become popular, too, with motorcycle enthusiasts, who visit the area’s motorcycle events regularly. The State of Florida has made an effort to increase motorcycle safety awareness over the years and has implemented the Motorcycle Safety Strategic Plan as a part of its efforts. The plan emphasizes training, impairment concerns, safety gear issues, licensing, and overall awareness.
Your Best Defense Against Motorcycle Injuries – Helmet Choice Matters
While the goal of safety awareness measures is always to prevent accidents from happening in the first place, another goal of equal importance is to make sure that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you are protected as much as possible from injury. A helmet is the best source of protection against head injuries, without a doubt. According to the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) credits helmets with saving over 1600 motorcyclist’s lives in 2013. Further, they claim that many more could have been saved if all motorcyclists wore helmets.
What To Look For In A Helmet
Choosing to wear a helmet is crucial, but choosing the correct helmet is important as well. Selecting a helmet that has sufficient lining, sturdy rivets and chin strap, and a proper style or design can make a difference in the level of protection it offers you in the event an accident occurs. Looking for helmets that meet safety standards established by the Department of Transportation as well as private organizations and that are labeled showing their adherence to the standards ensures you have the best protection available.
Contact Us For Legal Representation For Your Motorcycle Accident Case
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have suffered injuries as a result, contact Boone & Davis. Our experience handling all types of vehicle accidents – including motorcycle accidents – will allow you to be confident that you have chosen the best attorney possible to handle your case and help you get the results you deserve. Do not wait – it is your responsibility to set the wheels in motion and start your case. Contact us now by phone at 954.556.5260 or online to schedule your consultation at no cost or obligation to you.