Motorcycles are a great means of of transportation and source of recreation for many Floridians. However, even the most experienced and cautious motorcycle driver can become a victim in an accident. Accidents that would cause minimal injury to a car occupant, can often have very serious consequences for a motorcyclist. Brain injuries, fractures, and back and spinal injuries are just some of the injuries that can occur as a result of a motorcycle accident. We are here to stand up to the insurance companies and help you win the compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, your lawyer must prove that the other party was negligent, meaning that the “at fault” party failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. As experienced attorneys, we will thoroughly investigate the incident and determine whether certain factors may have caused or contributed to your accident. Factors that we consider may include:
- Reckless driving
- Improper lane change
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to check mirrors
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Inclement weather conditions
Motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries and mounting medical bills. In Florida, motorcyclists face an especially difficult hurdle if they are injured in a motorcycle accident, since there is no coverage under no-fault PIP insurance. In a traditional auto accident, PIP insurance would cover 80 percent of a passenger’s medical bills, up to $10,000.00, and 60 percent of lost wages. While some insurance companies may offer a special PIP policy for motorcycles, Florida does not require that motorcyclists carry any PIP insurance at all. Furthermore, Florida does not require that motorcyclists wear helmets.
If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a motorcycle accident, let us help you get the compensation you deserve, while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.