If you ride a motorcycle in Florida, you are most like curious as to whether you are required to wear a helmet. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorney to learn more about motorcycle helmet laws in Florida and how we can help you if you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Am I required by law to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle in Florida?
The motorcycle helmet laws in Florida are very clear. Unless you are over 21 and have at least $10,000 in medical coverage in place for injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident, you must wear a helmet at all times. In addition, all motorcyclists are required to wear eye protection at all times.
What should I do if I am injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should first call the police and await an ambulance’s arrival. You should then ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, as well as ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. From here, you should take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other motorist’s vehicle, and once you are treated at a hospital, you should ask your doctor for all documentation regarding your injuries. Finally, you must hire an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.
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What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Florida?
If you are injured in an accident in Florida, you may be tempted to wait and see if your injuries heal on their own before pursuing legal action against the party responsible. However, we cannot advise you to do so, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time the wrongly injured have to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, giving you four years from the date of your accident to sue. We can fight for the compensation you deserve and need today–all you have to do is give us a call.
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.