The unfortunate truth is that many people will end up suffering from injuries in motor vehicle accidents during their lives, and motorcyclists are around 27 times more likely to be killed in a wreck than those who are in other kinds of motor vehicles.
Among fatally injured motorcyclists, serious head injuries were quite common. This is one reason why wearing a helmet is extremely important. Even though Florida does have helmet exemptions that allow those over 21 years of age and at least $10,000 in insurance coverage to go without helmets, it’s not a good idea to do so. Helmets are known to be around 67% effective in preventing brain injuries and 37% effective in preventing deaths during motorcycle crashes.
Looking at data from 2018, the last year for which data is available. you can see how motorcycle deaths account for around 14% of all traffic deaths. In 2018, around 28% of those killed in motorcycle crashes were under 30 years of age. The statistics also show that around 60% of motorcycle drivers who died were wearing their helmets. The death rate was much lower for their passengers, sitting at around 51%.
Approximately 61% of all motorcyclist deaths happen between the months of May and September, with the deaths peaking in June. This correlates to the warmer months of the year when there are more people on the road (including bikers).
No matter when someone rides a motorcycle, there is the potential that they will be seriously hurt or killed by another driver’s negligence. If that happens, it’s smart to get experienced legal assistance with any claim against the other party. That’s the best way to protect your interests and your family’s future.