Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Whether riding on the scenic SR-13, taking a tour of the North Tampa circuit, or participating in the gorgeous Casey Key ride which spans the coast of western Florida, motorcycle riding in Florida is a very popular and enjoyable activity. However, motorcycle riding is dangerous, and whether riding for pleasure or for commuting purposes, when you get on your motorcycle, you are taking the risk of being hit by a car.
When drivers fail to pay attention to their surroundings, or drive while intoxicated or distracted, motorcyclists are at risk of being hit. If you are hit by a car as a motorcyclist in Florida, our motorcycle attorneys at the law office of Moses & Rooth will advocate for you, and assist you in recovering your full compensation amount.
Who Will Pay for My Injuries?
Who will pay for your injuries depends on a number of factors, including whether or not you have insurance at the time of the crash. As a motorcyclist, you are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 for bodily injury liability coverage per person, or $20,000 for two people. Because Florida is a no-fault state, you will file a claim with your own insurance company after the accident in order to recover benefits, regardless of fault.
You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the at fault driver if your crash was caused through an act of the driver’s negligence and you suffered serious injuries. In order to recover compensation from the other driver (typically through their insurance policy), you will need to prove that the other driver acted negligently, and that the negligence caused your accident. Speeding, aggressive driving, driving while distracted, and more are all examples of negligence.
Understanding How Florida’s Comparative Fault Law May Affect Your Claim
While you have the right to hold another driver liable for your injuries after a motorcycle accident when you are seriously injured, it is important to take note of Florida’s comparative fault laws. These laws hold that while a plaintiff can pursue a civil action against a defendant even in the event that the plaintiff contributed to their own injuries, damages will be reduced in proportion to the plaintiff’s degree of fault. Examples of motorcyclist negligence that could lead to a reduction in damages include not wearing a helmet, lane-splitting, speeding, or riding while impaired. Remember: even if you are partially at fault for your crash, you still have the right to recover compensation.
How Our Experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Florida at the law offices of Moses & Rooth are here to help you after a crash. We help you to understand your rights after a crash. We will also investigate your crash, help you to file a claim, and negotiate with an insurance company to get your full damages amount.
To schedule a free consultation with our motorcycle attorneys, call our offices directly or fill out our online form. Our lawyers are here to serve you!