Every motorcycle accident attorney at the Tampa law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. can tell you that Florida has long been a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. Our warm is a factor, but so is the fact that wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Florida is not mandatory, at least for those 21 and older. It is no small wonder that motorcycle accidents as well as serious motorcycle accident-related injuries (and fatalities) are a major cause for concern in this state.
While a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney from our firm will be happy to provide more detailed information on this important topic, here is a brief look at some of the more telling statistics:
- In 2011, there were approximately 630,000 registered motorcycles in the state of Florida
- Helmet use among motorcycle operators averages around 50 percent
- Since the repeal of Florida’s motorcycle helmet law in 2000, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities for every 10,000 registered motorcycles rose by a staggering 21 percent (suggesting that helmets have a significant role to play in savings lives)
- Between 2000 and 2008, the number of motorcycle accident injuries that were reported in Florida nearly doubled
To learn more about this pressing topic, or to speak privately with a qualified legal professional about an injury you or a member of your family has sustained, contact a motorcycle accident attorney at Clark & Martino, P.A. We are a boutique personal injury law firm based in Tampa, FL, that has long been a fixture of the community.