Motorcycle accidents are among the most deadly auto accidents, as motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to the elements, including other drivers. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Florida?
Motorcycle accidents are caused by many different factors, though the unfortunate reality is that many of them are caused by negligence, meaning they were preventable. Some of the most common types of negligence that we see on the road today include distracted driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tailing motorcyclists too closely, failing to check lanes before changing lanes or merging, and more. When a motorcyclist is injured due to negligence, he or she must retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
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What is PIP?
Many motorists throughout the state of Florida have PIP, otherwise known as personal injury protection, which is a form of no-fault insurance designed to cover a portion of medical bills after an accident, regardless of who caused it. Unfortunately, this type of insurance is not extended to motorcyclists, which is why if you are someone who has been injured in an accident, you must retain the services of an attorney who can fight for the compensation you need to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. That being said, motorcyclists are entitled to purchase separate motorcycle insurance, and if you have purchased at least $10,000 in motorcycle insurance, you will not have to wear a helmet while riding–though you should for safety reasons.
What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, giving you four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. Waiting any longer than four years may permanently bar you from suing.
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.