As part of the warm South Florida driving culture, cars and motorcyclists share the road throughout the year. Although there are accidents that are caused by the biker, many times, it is the driver of the passenger car or light truck that causes the accident because of the decreased visibility of the biker, coupled with the more vulnerable position of the rider with no real safety protections on the bike. Following behind the bike without sufficient stopping distance is a common cause of serious accidents.
Bikers are very aware of the dangers of taking to the road with other drivers; however, the thrill of riding outweighs the perils. When there has been a collision and you have been injured in a bike accident, you need the hard-working Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. to fight for your rights and get you the damages award that you need to move forward.
The dangers of following too closely became tragically apparent on January 4, 2014, when a 64-year-old driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck by a 23-year-old driver of a vehicle traveling behind him. According to the article in the Palm Beach Post, the driver of the car did not realize that the biker had slowed because of backed-up traffic. The impact ejected the biker, Joseph Comparetto, from the bike into the emergency lane, where he was struck by the driver of another vehicle, a Ford Edge. Mr. Comparetto died at the scene. This type of accident happens often between motorcycles and other motor vehicles.