Of all the benefits gained from making Florida your home, none is better than the weather. That's because while much of the nation is currently preparing for a long winter -- raking leaves, putting away patio furniture and getting out snow shovels -- we're settling in for another six months of warm temperatures and sunny skies.
With these temperate conditions also comes an opportunity to engage in certain activities year-round, including motorcycling. However, this also means that the danger for riders -- commuters and hobbyists alike -- is ever-present.
Here in the Sunshine State, perhaps more than anywhere else, there is a very real risk of motorists becoming complacent about motorcycle awareness, meaning people are so accustomed to sharing the road with motorcyclists that they no longer exercise the extra degree of caution around them, failing to keep their eyes or driving recklessly around them.
Sadly, when motorists fail to properly time their left turns, follow too closely or cut off motorcyclists, the results can be either fatal or life changing. That's because motorcyclists, even if they are wearing a full complement of safety equipment, don't have the added protection of seatbelts, airbags and steel roll cages.
Indeed, it's not uncommon for motorcyclists to suffer everything from lacerations, broken bones and amputation injuries to spinal cord trauma, disfigurement and traumatic brain injuries in crashes with passenger vehicles.
At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., our attorneys understand just how devastating a motorcycle accident can be for a rider, affecting their ability to work, spend quality time with their loved ones and simply enjoy life.
That's precisely why we will do everything in our power -- whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom -- to secure full and fair compensation for clients injured by the reckless actions of a motorist.
To learn more about the type of representation we provide to motorcycle accident victims, please visit our website.