Although the number has been tempered by the economic downturn in the last couple of years, motorcycle ownership reached record levels in recent years. This is especially true in Florida and other warm weather states where riding conditions are favorable every month of the year. However, the term “favorable riding conditions” is a bit misleading, as it only looks at how weather conditions affect ridership. It does not take into consideration how hazardous motorcycle riding in Florida can be. Sadly, our state is second only to California in the number of motorcycle accidents and numbers of riders and passengers injured and killed. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers of cars and trucks who knowingly flee the accident scene to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. Many injured riders and their families turn to Daytona Beach hit-and-run motorcycle accident lawyers such as James O. Cunningham to help them get the compensation they need to pay bills and recover from their injuries.
Devastating Injuries Caused By Daytona Beach Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle ridership has increased by an astonishing 124 percent since the year 2000. There were 669,746 motorcycles registered in Florida in 2009. At least 413 riders and passengers were killed in motorcycle accidents in our state that year, down sharply from the 556 killed in 2008. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that hit-and-run drivers cause 8.8 percent of all motorcycle accidents. It’s hard for the vast majority of us to understand how someone could knowingly injure another person or persons and then leave the scene without rendering any assistance, but it happens every day in Florida. These reckless, callous and grossly negligent drivers put the people they injure in a very difficult position. Not only are they responsible for causing their injuries, they are also responsible for the tens, and often, hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills their victims struggle with during and after their recovery.
Experienced, Aggressive Daytona Beach Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
James O. Cunningham has used his skills, experience and resources to help injured riders and their families since 1977. He has built countless successful cases against hit-and-run drivers over the years, and his clients have received the fair and just compensation they deserve to pay medical bills, replace lost wages, provide for their families and receive the ongoing care they need. If you have been struck by a hit-and-run driver and you want to seek damages, call Mr. Cunningham today to schedule a free consultation. You can reach him at at his Daytona Beach law offices at 386-243-4994. Call today to get an experienced Volusia County motorcycle accident lawyer on your side!