Unfortunately, there are a lot of motorcycle accidents in Florida today. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were over 9,100 of them reported in a recent year. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to develop a personal injury than those who are traveling in a passenger vehicle. One study says the most common accident for motorcyclists is a traumatic brain injury, especially among those who were less likely to wear Read More +
Q: Is it important to retain an attorney for my Florida motorcycle accident case? A: Considering the severity of some motorcycle victims’ injuries, it’s usually important to get an attorney involved. Sometimes there’s no health insurance, sometimes there’s no car insurance involved, and an attorney can really help you resolve some of those issues. While an attorney is not mandatory, it’s not a requirement, it’s always helpful. An attorney will always be honest with you to let to know if they can or can’t help Read More +
Q: Who pays for my injuries if I am injured in a Florida car accident? A: Motorcycles are not required to have no-fault insurance. Some car insurance companies do provide for the policy of PIP in order to pay for your medical bills. If you don’t have PIP or no fault insurance to pay for your medicals as it goes, you would have health insurance hopefully to pick up those bills. If not you would need to make a claim against the at-fault driver for Read More +
Q: Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in a Florida motorcycle accident? A: Motorcycles are not required to have no-fault insurance. Some car insurance companies do provide for the policy of PIP in order to pay for your medical bills. If you don’t have PIP or no-fault insurance to pay for your medicals as it goes, you would have health insurance hopefully to pick up those bills. If not you would need to make a claim against the at-fault driver for all Read More +
Q: What is liability insurance? A: Liability insurance is insurance that covers you in the event you’re in a car accident and you, in fact, are at fault. It prevents the injured party from going after your personal assets or your house or your salary, things like that. If you have car insurance and you have liability insurance, see if you can get the most insurance limits that you can reasonably afford. Nobody wants to be insurance-poor, but the minimum insurance in Florida for liability Read More +
Certainly the motorcycle victim can file a lawsuit in Florida for any injuries he or she may have sustained. If that motorcycle victim is deceased than his or her spouse can file a lawsuit. If there is no spouse, then any dependent children can file on behalf of that deceased motorcycle victim.