For many, car accidents are traumatic. With them, people feel stress and physically shaken from the ordeal. However, in the state of Florida, some crash dangers are more common than others. It is important to be aware of them and display extra caution on Floridian highways and streets.
In the state of Florida, riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than any other state. Riders have an 11.5% higher chance of dying on a bike in Florida than any other state. The long stretches of open roads coupled with the beautiful scenery make Florida popular destination for bikers. Plus, the state hosts a variety of motorcycle events such as Daytona, Orlando and Key West Bike Weeks. There are 600,000 registered motorcycles in the state, however, Florida also hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Last year alone, nearly 1,000 motorcyclists died.
Head-on collisions are a common type of accident throughout the U.S. However, distracted driving is the number one cause of these crashes. Florida leads the country in the most distracted drivers. Other causes are ignoring traffic signs and signals, driving while fatigued, failure to properly adjust to low visibility or poor weather. Plus, alcohol consumption before driving raises the risk of this deadly type of crash. Since Florida is a popular college Spring Break location, head-on collisions jump nearly 10% during this time period.
Florida roads are full of 18-wheeler trucks. However, these trucks can be very dangerous with large blind spots and unstable loads. There are nearly 300,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. every year, and nearly 40,000 happen in Florida. Plus, half are fatal. Nearly 90% involved had been wearing seatbelts. However, with the heavy weight of the truck and nature of large load crashes, seatbelts often don’t protect passengers as they would in a regular vehicle.
Help After a Florida Crash Injury
It can be shocking after an accident to learn how expensive, time-consuming and frustrating the process can be. For many, pain does not present itself at the scene of the accident, however, the debilitating pain begins a day or two later. This can be difficult for many Americans who do not have health insurance or disability insurance. Therefore, it can be difficult to receive medical attention or income while out of work.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our dedicated staff is skilled in complex litigations like vehicle accidents. Our consultations are free and without obligation. Let our two decades of experience get justice for you.