Florida weather is ideal for motorcycle riding, especially this time of year, and if you are a biker, you’ve most likely already taken to the road several times already. While motorcycles come with various perks, as you may know, they can also be unsafe. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, our firm is here to help. Continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Do I have to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Florida?
If you are under the age of 21, you must wear a helmet. If you are over the age of 21 and you have insurance coverage for at least $10,000 in no-fault personal medical benefits after a crash, you will not have to wear a helmet. All motorcyclists, regardless of their age and insurance, must wear eye protection when on public roads. While you may not have to wear a helmet by law, we still advise you to do so, as it just may save your life one day.
How do most motorcycle accidents happen?
While motorcycle accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors, they are generally attributed to negligence. Unfortunately, other motorists frequently fail to show motorcyclists the respect they deserve, often tailing them too closely, not letting them pass, and otherwise putting motorcyclists in danger. In other cases, motorcyclists are injured in dooring accidents when people fail to look before opening their door and blocking a biker’s lane. Many motorcyclists are also hurt when people fail to look before merging or changing lanes.
How do I know if I have a valid motorcycle accident claim?
To have a valid motorcycle accident claim, you and your Orlando personal injury attorney will have to gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is not always easy, though some of the most helpful types of evidence include witness statements, a police report, medical documents, pictures of the accident and damage to vehicles, surveillance footage of the accident, and more. Our firm is here to help in any way we can.
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Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.