Cape Coral Motorcycle Crash Attributed to Careless Driver

by Carmen Dellutri on October 30, 2013

Florida Motorcycle accident attorneyWhile accidents involving cars and trucks continue to decrease, motorcycle fatalities and injuries are on the rise. Motorcyclist death rates spiked 55 percent from 2001 to 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida and other warm weather states like Texas and California generally lead the nation in fatalities. In 2011, 18.8 percent of all traffic fatalities in Florida involved motorcyclists and their passengers.

With many more motorcycles on the road, drivers need to increase their awareness. Most recently, two Cape Coral teens were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 75. According to police, the driver of a Toyota Camry crashed into the back of the motorcycle they were riding. The driver, who was cited for careless driver, failed to notice that the bike was slowing down.

As we have previously discussed on this Florida Injury Blog, drivers and motorcyclists both have a duty to share the road responsibly. While motorcyclists often get a bad “rap” for driving recklessly, the truth is that negligent drivers are frequently to blame for crashes.

In fact, a recent study by the University of South Florida's Center for Urban Transportation Research determined that 60 percent of the time operators of other vehicles are at fault in accidents involving motorcycles. Distraction, failure to yield and tailgating are all common causes.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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