Riding a motorcycle is a fun and economical way to get around. With that said, it also more dangerous than traveling by car simply because you are more exposed and much smaller than the other vehicles with which you have to share the road. If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle because of the negligent driving behaviors of other drivers, you deserve to be financially compensated. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help you collect this compensation and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Contact our firm today.
Though motorcyclists are offered little protection to the world around them, they still must share the roads like all other vehicles. Many factors may contribute to a motorcycle accident, so it is important to gather as much evidence about your accident as possible if you need to fulfill the burden of proof. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. has seen a variety of factors result in motorcycle accidents over our 25 years of practice. Some of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:
Another motorist’s failure to yield
Potholes, road obstructions, and uneven pavement
Poor weather conditions, such as torrential downpours that reduce visibility and control
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Florida is different from many other states in its insurance system. Ours is what is called a “no-fault” or “comparative fault” insurance state, meaning that your own insurance will likely pay for your injuries and damages following a motor vehicle accident. However, it is important to be aware that in the state of Florida, as well as in many other states, motorcycles are not covered by Personal Injury Protection normally. Therefore, it is important that you purchase separate motorcycle insurance that can cover you in the event of an accident resulting in serious injuries.
Many states throughout the country have various laws regarding whether motorcyclists are required to wear helmets. Though helmets can make all the difference in saving a motorcyclist’s life in an accident, some people prefer not to wear them. In Florida, any motorcyclist who does not carry at least $10,000 in motorcycle insurance is required to wear a helmet while driving. Motorcyclists who do meet the minimum insurance requirements are not required by law to wear a helmet.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be suffering from serious physical and emotional burdens. An accident also results in severe financial hardship for many people who are unable to return to work after the accident and are also subject to mounting medical expenses. You may be eligible for economic and noneconomic damages to offset these burdens. Contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today to discuss your case.