Our Sarasota personal injury lawyers see far too many victims of motorcycle accidents, most of which were completely avoidable. Several factors play a role in the cause of motorcycle accidents, such as negligence of other drivers who:
- Drive while intoxicated
- Drive while distracted
- Fail to yield the right-of-way
- Make left-hand turns into motorcycles
- Fail to lookout for motorcycles or pay attention
- Make lane changes without looking first
Motorcyclists are far more likely to be injured and killed in motorcycle accidents than are drivers of passenger vehicles. One of the reasons for this is that there is a greater chance that a motorcyclist will be ejected from his bike. When a motorcycle comes to a rapid stop and crashes into another object, the motorcyclist’s head and body will forcibly strike the ground resulting in serious injuries, such as:
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb injuries
A recent Florida motorcycle crash is a prime example of how another driver can cause a motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike. On March 2, 2013, a Sarasota man was killed in a Bradenton motorcycle accident after he was ejected. According to the police, 47-year-old David Kohl was thrown from his bike when a van cut in front of his motorcycle. The driver of the van was attempting to make a turn and has since been cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.
If you have been seriously injured after being thrown from your bike, or if you lost a loved one who was ejected in a Florida motorcycle accident, please call the Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys at the Mallard Law Firm for a free consultation today at 888-409-3805.