Understanding Bicycle and Motorcycle Incidents

At Scott & Wallace in Tallahassee, Florida, we have represented countless individuals who have been involved in incidents on bicycles and motorcycles. Our firm understands how scary a collision can be. Bicycles and motorcycles give us a sense of freedom, but that means we are also more exposed to outside forces like distracted drivers. We’re here to help break down bicycle and motorcycle incidents on the road and how you can avoid them both as a motor vehicle driver and an operator of a bicycle or motorcycle.

While we are fortunate to have more communities create bicycle lanes and trails, it is the responsibility of those operating a motor vehicle and those individuals on a bike to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Bicyclists do have the same rights as pedestrians so it is crucial to keep your eyes open in the car and on your bike.

When operating a motorcycle on an open road with larger vehicles and trucks, it is important to exercise extra caution and leave a comfortable distance between oneself and others. At Scott & Wallace, we have represented numerous motorcyclists who have unfortunately been injured due to the unexpected actions of another, so the best thing you can do is protect yourself and the space around you.

One of the things that helps prevent devastating injuries is the use of helmets along with proper gear and other safety measures. Georgia is one of the nineteen states that require the use of a helmet when on a bike or motorcycle. However, in Florida, there is no legal requirement through comparative fault defense to wear a helmet, but we strongly encourage the usage of helmets at all times when on the road operating a motorcycle or bicycle.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact Scott & Wallace in Tallahassee, Florida. You can speak to us at no cost and we will work tirelessly for you and your case.