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Motorists, Be Aware of Motorcycles

December 26, 2019 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share

Vehicle-carrying trucks have already started coming in anticipation of Florida’s busy season. With an increase in the number of drivers on our roads and highways, more motorcyclists will be enjoying rides.

Motorists, Be Aware of Motorcycles - Spivey LawThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 13 out of every 100,000 cars get involved in a fatal accident, versus 72 out of every 100,000 motorcycles. Motorcycle accident deaths are 30 percent more common.

When motorcycles are involved in accidents, the outcomes are more serious because motorcyclists are less protected, have less braking power, and there is no physical barrier between the motorcyclist and the pavement.

The Miami Patch reported in March 2019 on the difference between motorcycle and car accidents and the injuries motorcyclists suffer:

Motorcycle and car accidents could not be more different from one another. Motorcycle riders are exposed to far more different hazards than car drivers. In addition to negligent vehicle driving, some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Uneven surfaces
  • Broken pavement
  • Potholes
  • Railroad tracks
  • Gravel in the roadway
  • Slick surfaces

The injuries a motorcyclist is exposed to also differ from those of a car driver. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, several injuries can be sustained:

  • Cuts
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Fractured bones, particularly collar bones and pelvises
  • Burns
  • Tissue damage
  • Road rash

“Florida drivers have the responsibility of driving safely at all times. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable should there be an accident. We encourage all drivers to review our firm’s blog,  “Important Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles”, before going out on Florida’s roads. If you or a loved one are injured in an accident, please contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. We are available to assist you at all times, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we make a monetary recovery for you,” said Naples Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.


Naples Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839,or by email to  Visit for more information.  You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.





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