The increase in motorcycle deaths is staggering. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of motorcycle deaths has more than doubled. As a matter of fact, in 2007, there were 5,037 deaths reported.

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including the negligence of other drivers to bad road conditions. However, there is another prevalent cause of motorcycle accidents. Reports have identified improper braking as a major cause of motorcycle accidents.

As most motorcyclists know, the braking systems on motorcycles are dramatically different than the braking systems found on cars. Motorcycles generally contain separate controls for the front and rear brakes that require the driver to determine how much pressure to apply on each control when braking.

Too much pressure on either of these controls can cause the wheels on the motorcycle to become locked, leading to an accident. This is commonly found with less experienced drivers having to make the quick decision.

When the wheels become locked, the motorcycle can become unstable, leading to a serious accident. As you know, the list of possible injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents is extensive. The accident can be life altering and lead to paralysis and even death.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced Florida accident attorney at the Law Firm of Johnson & Gilbert at (800) 556-8890.
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