Any time a driver gets on the highway or busy road in Florida, chances are good that they will see a motorcyclist. While there are far more cars than bikes on the road, there are still hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists across the state.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles are typically some of the most catastrophic on Florida roads and highways. Victims in smaller vehicles can suffer broken bones, extensive burns, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma. Many don't survive the crash.
While falls are the number-one cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), motor vehicle accidents account for over 14 percent of all TBIs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TBIs occur across all age groups and affect thinking, memory, sensation and movement.
Florida winters are a warm respite to the frozen north, but the roads here can still be dangerous. You are heading off to Disney World with the family and stop at a light before turning. Unfortunately, the guy behind you didn't see the need to stop and plowed into the rear end of your rental car.