Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers; Hit and run is a serious crime. Most states, including Florida, require drivers to stop as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident, car accident, or other motor vehicle accident. Drivers have a legal duty to exchange information with the other parties involved in the accident and to provide reasonable assistance to injured accident victims. Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident involving injuries or fatalities is a felony in Florida.
Unfortunately, Florida motorcyclists are often the victims of hit and run accidents and are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than drivers of other vehicles. Despite the potential consequences of leaving an accident scene, there have been several motorcycle hit and run accidents in Florida over the past year.
One particularly disturbing story involved a motorcyclist accused of killing his friend in a motorcycle hit and run accident. In Orlando, WFTV 9 ran a story about a man arrested in July of this year for a Florida hit and run motorcycle accident that occurred in November 2009. A 49-year old man was charged with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a two-motorcycle accident that left his 20-year old friend dead. According to the article, the suspect and his passenger were riding next to the motorcycle accident victim when the accident occurred.
Other Florida motorcycle hit and run accidents this past year include:
· A Lake County hit and run motorcycle accident with an SUV that seriously injured a motorcyclist and killed his passenger.
· In Miami, a woman was arrested for hit and run after she injured a Doral police officer while he was riding on a motorcycle.
· A Spring Hill motorcyclist suffered critical injuries when an SUV hit him and left the scene.
It seems hard to believe anyone would fail to stop and help after hitting a motorcyclist, but hit and run accidents seem to be far too common. If you are injured in a hit and run accident and need a personal injury biker attorney in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, or any other area of Florida, we can help. Our experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of Florida motorcyclists. Call us toll free at 1-800-4-BIKERS today.
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