Motorcycle Accidents in Florida | What to Know

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, continue reading to learn how you can recover compensation for your damages. If you require assistance with your upcoming personal injury claim, reach out to our skilled personal injury attorney to learn how we can assist you. Schedule your initial consultation with our legal team today.

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What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

There are several factors that can play a part in a motorcycle accident including poor road conditions, inclement weather, and driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:

  • Tailing motorcyclists too closely
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Opening car doors before looking to ensure no motorcyclists are passing by

How can I recover compensation after an accident?

After being injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will work to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If this can be proven, you should recover damages in your personal injury claim such as. The two primary types of damages are economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the monetary cost of your injury including the following: medical documents, lost wages, and more. Non-economic damages deal with the intangible, such as the following: the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Florida?

Motorcyclists who are 21 years old and older and have at least $10,000 in medical coverage for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are not required to wear a helmet by law. However, all other motorcyclists under the age of 21 and without $10,000 in medical coverage are required to wear helmets. All motorcyclists in Florida are required to wear eye protection at all times.

What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years to take legal action against the party responsible within four years of the date of your accident. Failure to file your claim within this time period may result in you being time-barred from suing. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our skilled personal injury attorney today. We are prepared to take on your case when you are ready. Give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation.

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