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FL Helmet Law

Some states have universal motorcycle helmet laws, meaning that all motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets. Florida has a partial helmet law, requiring only riders and passengers under the age of 21 and who don’t have at least $10 000 of insurance to wear a helmet. Other riders have the option of choosing not to wear a helmet. However, numerous studies have shown that riders and passengers who do not wear helmets are more likely to be seriously injured or even killed in a motorcycle accident. Each year in Miami and across South Florida, people are rushed to the hospital with spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and other serious injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. In many cases, evidence will start to disappear almost immediately. The sooner you can hire a personal injury attorney in Miami, the sooner the attorney can start to investigate your case and begin to gather evidence for your claim. The justice system can also take some time, so the sooner you start the process along the sooner you may be able to secure compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other expenses related to your injuries. By consulting with a personal injury quickly, you can ensure that the personal injury attorney can start securing witnesses, testimony, and evidence. In many cases, personal injury attorneys are able to respond to your concerns right away and are able to meet with you quickly. The Flaxman Law Group legal team, for example, has a phone that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can always reach a live operator for immediate assistance. The Flaxman Law Group legal team is also willing to travel to your home, hospital room, or workplace if you are too injured to travel to the law firm’s offices for your consultation.

Why are Helmets Important in a Motorcycle Accident?

Helmets are vital in preventing injuries in a motorcycle collision, experts agree. According to a report published by authors Rebecca B. Naumann and Dr. Ruth A. Shults for the CDC, when Florida changed from a universal helmet law to a partial helmet state, the death rate for motorcyclists per 10,000 registered motorcycles rose by 21 percent in the two year period after the law was changed. Hospital admissions for motorcyclists who had sustained skull, head, and brain injuries rose 82% in the same time period. The costs associated with these hospital admissions increased from $21 million to $50 million. According to the CDC, this was largely because once the law was changed many motorcyclists chose not to wear a helmet.

Call for Help if You Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Miami or Anywhere in South Florida

The Flaxman Law Group legal team has seen firsthand the devastation that motorcycle accidents in Miami can wreak on families and entire communities. These accidents are likely to result in fatal injuries as well as serious permanent injuries because motorcyclists have fewer protections than passengers in cars and trucks. The Flaxman Law Group staff has dedicated themselves to helping personal injury victims across South Florida. As part of this mission, they have recovered more than $25 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury victims and traffic accident victims across South Florida. The Flaxman Law Group legal team works with injured parties from all walks of life. If you have sustained an injury in Miami or the surrounding South Florida area, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney by contacting the Flaxman Law Group legal team today.