Man Killed In Ft. Lauderdale Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle accidents are a very common occurrence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Unfortunately, many of the people who are involved in motorcycle accidents do not survive. Thirty-four year old Robert Novaes was one of the many unfortunate victims in motorcycle accident. He died when a car struck his motorcycle.
The accident occurred around 8 P.M. On Sunday, March 30, 2014. It occurred at the intersection between SE 17th street and SE 15th street. Novaes was driving on 17th street and attempting to make a turn onto 15 street when he was struck by a car.
Novaes was transported to the Broward Health Medical Center. He had life-threatening injuries and he later died. Investigators do not think that alcohol played a role in the crash. Charges against the driver of the car are pending further investigation.
The exact causes of Novaes’s accident has not yet been determined. However, speeding plays a role in many of the motorcycle accidents that occur. Both motorcycle riders and car drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicle and crash when they speed.
Alcohol also plays a role in many of the motorcycle accidents that occur. When people drive after they have been drinking, they are more likely to get into an accident because their judgment is impaired. Alcohol also causes a person’s reaction time to decrease.
Many people who manage to survive car accidents are left with serious injuries. They are often unable to work also. Being out of work, trying to provide for one’s family and paying for medical bills can be quite stressful. Fortunately, a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorney can help.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in a motorcycle, then you should consider contacting a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle attorney. Your attorney will work hard to try to get you compensated. Keep in mind that several factors will have to be examined before you can get compensation. However, if you have a qualified attorney on your side, then your chances of getting compensated will be much greater. Contact our firm today for more information.