Types of Motorcycles/Engine Capacity and Accidents
According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the motorcycles with the lowest rates of fatal accidents are standards, touring, cruisers, and sport-touring motorcycles. The HLDI reports that supersport motorcycles have a higher rate of crashes, even though there are fewer of these types of motorcycles on the road. In fact, the fatality rate for riders of supersport motorcycles is about four times higher than the fatality rate for riders on standard or cruiser motorcycles. One factor which may contribute to the higher accident and fatality rate is the higher engine capacity in supersport motorcycles. According to the HLDI, sporting bikes also have a higher rate of fatal accidents. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,001-1,500 cc engine motorcycles also have a higher rate of fatal accidents. Unfortunately, the NHTSA reports that these bikes are becoming more popular with customers, which may mean a larger risk on Miami streets.Do You Have a Products Liability Claim Because of Your Motorcycle Accident?
Ultimately, while some motorcycles have a higher risk of accidents and fatal accidents, any rider can be involved in a serious motorcycle accident. When a type of motorcycle seems to contribute to more accidents, however, attorneys and experts examine manufacturers and retailers to determine whether they can be held liable for producing products that are known to have a higher rate of accidents. Some bikes may have manufacturing flaws which can contribute to accidents. The only way to know whether this is the case - and to know whether you have a products liability claim - is to consult with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can investigate the bike and the accident to determine liable parties. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with experience in motorcycle accident and other traffic accident cases.The Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
Motorcycle accidents in Miami often have devastating results. Since motorcyclists are not surrounded by metal and glass and crumple zones the way that passengers of cars are, they often sustain devastating injuries in traffic accidents. In motorcycle accidents, motorcyclists are often thrown from their vehicles and sustain serious injuries, including fractures, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries. For this reason, motorcycle accidents in Miami often involve large compensation amounts.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience in motorcycle accident cases. These types of accident cases are often significantly different than other traffic accident claims. Motorcycle accidents, for example, tend to be more serious and involve more serious injuries, since the motorcyclist is less protected than the passenger in a passenger car. The injuries are more likely to be permanent and require large amounts compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney in Miami can help direct you to the resources available in your area to help you recover. He or she can also properly investigate the accident and find all liable parties, so that you have the best chance possible for fair compensation.
If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case.