Is Florida a dangerous state in terms of motorcycle accidents?

The state of Florida has more motorcycle fatalities than any other state, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report found that in 2013, the most recent year for which complete information is available, there were 467 motorcycle riders killed in Florida, more than in any other state.

One reason for the high rate of motorcycle fatalities is the repeal of the mandatory helmet law. Motorcycle deaths have soared since the law was repealed in 2000. California, which has a much larger population and more motorcyclists than Florida, had fewer motorcycle deaths, in part due to its helmet law.

Negligence on the part of car drivers is also to blame for motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the road and car drivers have a responsibility to look for motorcycles and drive safely.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident where the other driver was at fault, you may be able to obtain compensation for your loss. Call Joyce & Reyes to discuss your case.

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