Impaired Driving Accidents
Just as drunk driving accidents in Miami and across South Florida cause catastrophic injuries, motorcyclists who drink and drive also cause catastrophic accidents and injuries. Drunk driving motorcycle accidents cost many lives, and the laws governing drunk driving regarding motorists are just as strict. It is illegal to drive drunk in Florida – whether you are operating a truck, car, or motorcycle. Perhaps the best reasons not to drink and drive, however, are the devastating injuries – including head injuries, fractures, burns, amputations, and spinal cord injuries – that drunk drivers cause every year.
As a member of the Miami community, the Flaxman Law Group legal team has seen firsthand the devastating personal and financial impact of DUI motorcycle accidents. It is why the legal staff has advocated tirelessly on behalf of injury victims and their families. In addition to offering free initial consultations so that all injury victims have access to legal advice, the Flaxman Law Group legal team have also gathered a range of professionals and resources to help victims. As a full service law firm, the Flaxman Law Group legal team can handle cases from beginning to end, freeing accident survivors to focus on healing. If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Miami and want to know more about your rights and want to learn more about the Flaxman Law Group, call the law firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.Drunk Driving and Motorcycle Accidents in Miami and Florida
According to the Florida Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Office, in 2009, 37% of all fatal motorcycle accidents across Florida involved alcohol. Nationally, motorcyclists had the highest rate of fatal DUI accidents in 2008. In fatal traffic accidents that year, 28% of motorcyclists involved had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, compared with 23% of motorists in passenger cars, 23% of light truck drivers involved in fatal crashes, and 2% of commercial truck drivers involved in fatal crashes. According to the same source, studies have shown that any alcohol can increase the chances of a traffic accident five times while a BAC of more than 0.05% raises the risk of a collision approximately 40-fold.
Experts agree that the effects of alcohol can be even more dangerous for motorcyclists, since motorcycles have fewer safety barriers and safety devices than cars and trucks. In addition, motorcyclists need to stay very alert when driving. Studies show that one out of four of all fatal DUI motorcycle accidents involved a motorcyclist falling from the bike, overturning, or running off the road. While drunk drivers in passenger cars and trucks can drive off the road or strike another object, motorcyclists who drink and ride put themselves in additional danger, including the danger of falling off the bike or overturning.How to Protect Yourself if You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Miami or Anywhere in Florida
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, it is important to consult with a local personal injury attorney. If you are looking for a local personal injury attorney, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case. The Flaxman Law Group Legal Team has offices in Miami and in other South Florida communities. The legal staff has worked in the South Florida community for more than two and a half decades. The team is not only familiar with local resources and laws, but also has extensive trial experience in local courtrooms. To find out more about the Flaxman Law Group and to discuss your case with an attorney, contact the Flaxman Law Group today for your free consultation.