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Baker Zimmerman & Perez Support Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The motorcycle accident law firm of Baker, Zimmerman & Perez is proud to support Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - May 2012.

May 1, 2012 - PRLog -- CONTACT:
Robert B. Baker, Esq., Baker, Zimmerman & Perez
(954) 509-1900
Kim Sailer, BARD Marketing/PR

Baker Zimmerman & Perez Support Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Parkland, FL – The motorcycle accident law firm of Baker, Zimmerman & Perez is proud to support Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - May 2012. Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to "share the road" with each other.

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to crashes than other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles) reported that there were more than 4,376 fatalities across the U.S. in 2010. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (http://www.flhsmv.gov/hsmvdocs/CS2010.pdf) 2010 Crash Stats – there were 7,484 motorcycle accidents with 5961 motorcycle drivers/ passenger who were injured, and 383 who were killed.

Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents
There many causes of motorcycle accidents that can lead to a crash. The most common cause of a motorcycle accident is other drivers in vehicles not seeing the motorcycle. Other causes can include:

* Poor weather conditions
* Driver sudden stops, lane changes or ignoring traffic signals
* Aggressive driving or excessive speeding
* Driver inattention or distracted driving
* Poor road conditions or roadway hazards
* Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
* Inexperienced motorcyclist
* Auto or motorcycle defects

Common Injuries
Despite preventive actions and safety features (helmets), motorcycle accidents and injuries will occur. Head injuries, road rash, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common injuries that you may sustain from such accident.

To reduce the possibility of being involved in a motorcycle accident that can cause serious personal injuries, we have created some rider and motorist safety tips. Click here to view the motorist and motorcyclist driving safety tips(http://www.defendingtheinjured.com/Tips_Motorcycle_Safety).

Baker, Zimmerman & Perez, a Boca Raton / Parkland civil litigation firm, focuses on Catastrophic  Personal Injury,  Wrongful Death, Brain Injuries, and Defective Products. The firm is headquartered at 6991 North State Road 7, Second Floor and may be reached at (954) 509-1900. Additional information about Robert Baker and Baker Zimmerman & Perez, P.A. may be obtained from the firm’s website at http://www.defendingtheinjured.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BakerZimmerman for more brain injury prevention safety tips.

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