At Barthelette Law, we have the privilege of representing motorcycle accident victims. In this blog post, we will review Collier County‚Äôs 2020 motorcycle accident statistics. The statistics are from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ website.

Let’s look at Collier County’s 2020 motorcycle accident statistics!

  1. How many motorcycle accidents were there in Collier County in 2020?
  2. How many motorcyclists lost their lives in Collier County in 2020?
  3. Is Florida a dangerous state for motorcyclists?
  4. What damages can I recover for my Collier County motorcycle accident?
  5. How do I show the other driver was responsible for my motorcycle accident?

How many motorcyclist accidents were there in Collier County in 2020?

In 2020, there were 61 motorcycle accidents in Collier County. Of these 61 motorcycle accidents, 53 involved injuries.

Notably, in 2019 there were 87 motorcycle accidents, with 78 of these motorcycle accidents involving injuries.

So, there was noticeable decrease in total motorcycle accidents from 2019 to 2020.

How many motorcyclists lost their lives in Collier County in 2020?

In 2020, 8 motorcyclists lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in Collier County.

In 2019, there were 6 fatal motorcycle accidents in Collier County. And in 2018, 3 motorcyclists lost their lives in motorcycle accidents.

Is Florida a dangerous state for motorcyclists?

In 2019, Florida had the most motorcycle accidents in the country. California and Texas were second and third, respectively.

How does Florida compare to other states?

According to a study by QuoteWizard, southern states have the highest rates of fatal motorcycle crashes. In particular, Louisiana is the most dangerous state for motorcyclists.

What damages can I recover for my Collier County motorcycle accident?

Under Florida law, you can recover various damages for your motorcycle accident. These damages include:

  • Past pain and suffering;
  • Future pain and suffering;
  • Past medical expenses;
  • Future medical expenses;
  • Lost wages; and,
  • Loss of future earning capacity.

Importantly, every motorcycle accident case is unique. So, one motorcycle accident victim’s damages could be quite different from another motorcycle accident victim’s damages.

How do I show the other driver was at fault for my motorcycle accident?

In order to prove your motorcycle accident claim, you must be able to prove the other driver was negligent.

How do you prove the other driver was negligent?

There are number of ways to do so. For example, if the other driver violated a traffic law – such as running a red light – and this caused the motorcycle accident, this shows the driver was negligent. As another example, if the driver pulled out in front of an oncoming motorcycle who had the right of way, this shows the driver was negligent.

In sum, there are a number of ways to prove a driver’s negligence caused the motorcycle accident. Consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to review the facts of your motorcycle accident.

Barthelette Law – Your Collier County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

We hope you enjoyed reading about Collier County’s 2020 motorcycle accident statistics.

If you were involved in a Collier County motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call (561) 246-4137 or email us today. All consultations with our law office are confidential and free of charge.