Riding on a motorcycle is one of the most enjoyable activities in Florida you can do. Getting together with your friends to take a ride or just enjoying a trip on your own allows you to get in touch with nature and have a relaxing and memorable time. However, these enjoyable moments can become tragic in the blink of an eye if you are involved in a crash. Knowing common causes of Daytona Beach motorcycle accidents may prevent you from becoming a victim of one.
- Wet Weather. Florida is known for its gorgeous weather, which is why many bikers flock to the Sunshine State. But, wonderful as it often is, the weather can become dangerous in a matter of minutes. Driving in inclement weather increases your chances of getting involved in an accident. Bikers could slip on the wet road and crash into another object, or simply fall over. Paying attention to the weather forecast and keeping off of your bike when rain is predicted may keep you safe.
- Driver Negligence. Driver negligence is an all too common occurrence. Drivers of both bikes and other vehicles often get on the road when they shouldn’t. For instance, lack of sleep and the consumption of alcohol or other drugs could cause a driver to make a wrong choice, and become seriously injured—or cause serious injuries to others. Talking on the phone and texting while driving can also lead to accidents. Only take responsibility of your bike or vehicle if you are fully capable of driving and giving all of your attention to the road.
- Violating the Biker’s Right of Way. Bikers have just as much of a right to be on the road as other drivers. Unfortunately, this right is often not respected by drivers of other types of vehicles. Bikers are often not given the right of way when they should, and serious wrecks occur. As a biker, being aware of this could help you drive more defensively and pay closer attention to what is going on around you, which could prevent an accident from taking place.
Victims of Daytona Beach motorcycle accidents often face tough roads ahead. Along with trying to recover from injuries, they also have costly medical bills, which can be quite difficult to pay, especially when they are too hurt to work.
The law offices of Johnson and Gilbert want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 800.556.8890 to speak to an attorney about your situation in a FREE and confidential consultation.