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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycles can be found just about everywhere in Florida. With the beautiful riding weather all year long and the great biker events such as Bike Week and Biketoberfest, it’s no wonder they are so popular. With a lot of bikers on the highway, motorcycle accidents are becoming an undeniable fact of life. Currently, Florida leads the nation in motorcycle fatalities with one in every five highway deaths is someone driving a motorcycle.

For obvious reasons, motorcycle riders are far more susceptible to serious accidents. No law in Florida requires motorists to wear helmets, and less than half use one, making them subjected to severe injuries within the neck and head. Therefore, whenever a motorcycle collides with a truck or car or just loses control, it often leads to life-threatening injuries or death.

No Fault: Florida is a no-fault state. This means that drivers are required to carry auto insurance that pays personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. For example, if you are injured in a car accident and accumulate medical bills, the first $10,000 in bills should be paid out by your auto insurance company.

Filing an Auto Accident Claim in Florida

Bikers are vulnerable not just because of a lack of safety, but also because they are hard to spot. This makes it difficult for drivers to see motorcycle riders on the road which significantly increases the chance of an accident.

Since bikes are difficult to spot, motorcycle riders should always ride defensively, and not just assume they are seen. The majority of motorcycle accidents are a result of the following actions by drivers:

Pulling out onto the road from a side street, parking lot, etc.
Turnly without warning while driving in front of a motorcycle
Changing lanes
Passing another car

What To Do Immediately After An Accident

As like all drivers, you must immediately contact law enforcement if they are involved in an accident to ensure that a police report will be filed. Police reports include valuable but straightforward data. This includes identification and contact information of the involved parties, the names and contact information of any witnesses, statements by witnesses, and images of the accident. You need to make sure you get more than just a copy of your statement, but also the entire police report with the type of data we just listed. This especially important for the case as your lawyer and insurance will need to contact witnesses and review the events.

You should record this information as to what happened immediately. You will be tempted to speculate the other driver’s actions, you must only document and discuss what you know. Speculation can end up misleading law enforcement and even hurt your case.

Motorcycle accidents are disturbing experiences and your recollection of events will be more accurate when the event is still fresh. As time goes on, your memory becomes foggy about certain details. Without your own record of events from that day, your story can begin to change as you are questioned about it throughout the handling of your case.

How To Make Sure You Get Full Compensation

In addition to getting medical attention, talking with law enforcement, and taking the actions we discussed, you want to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer that handles motorcycle accident cases.

Far too many accident victims believe the driver’s insurance company, or their own insurance, will pay for their medical bills and property damages. The truth is, most insurance providers refuse to pay, even in the most traumatic cases. They will resolve any type of claim as fast as possible by cornering victims into signing an agreement that will close the case. Even if it seems like you’ve been given an outstanding offer, make sure of it by having a lawyer review it.

Some injuries go unseen for quite some time. Even if you’re told you should make a full recovery, what happens when you still have issues that will require regular doctor visits, physical therapy, medication, and more? Signing an agreement too early can severely limit the amount of compensation you need and are entitled to by the law.

Don’t let the insurance companies take what you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers where we can discuss your options and explain in great detail what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today!

Don’t let the insurance companies take what you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers where we can discuss your options and explain in great detail what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.

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