FAQ: Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Law Changes In Florida Effective February 2015
As of February 2015 the laws have changed that now require motorcycle owners to purchase insurance to drive a motorcycle. The minimum amount of insurance that is recommended to purchase would be $10,000 per person with a maximum of $20,000 […]
I just got into a motorcycle accident, who is going to pay for my medical bills?
Answer: When someone gets into a motorcycle accident, how medical bills are paid depends on who is at fault in the accident, and what insurances are available, whether it be health insurance or automobile insurance. Florida is known as a […]
Can I file a claim for personal injuries following a Florida Motorcycle Accident if I was riding without a motorcycle license?
Answer: Yes you can. Not having a motorcycle license does not mean that you will lose your right to file an injury claim. Florida is however a comparative negligence jurisdiction. This means that your recovery can be reduced according to […]
Can I pursue a claim for injuries if I have a motorcycle accident while not wearing a helmet?
If you are twenty one years old or older, have $10,000.00 in Personal Injury Protection Insurance and have either a windshield on your bike or are wearing eye protection the answer is yes. Of course, there are other issues in […]
If I received a traffic ticket following a Florida motorcycle accident, do I still have the ability to file a claim for injuries I suffered?
Only a small percentage of the public know how to properly ride a motorcycle. Most of the drivers on Florida’s streets have only driven an automobile and have never even been on a motorcycle. All they know about motorcycles is […]
If I do not own the motorcycle I was riding during a Florida motorcycle accident, then who is responsible for my medical bills and injuries?
This is a very common question from a lot of motorcycle accident victims. The laws for motorcycle insurance are different than the laws for automobile insurance for cars and trucks. In Florida, most motorcycle insurance carriers will not cover drivers […]
Can I File a Claim for Injuries Following a Florida Motorcycle Accident if I Had no Insurance at the Time of the Crash?
YES. Anyone involved in a motorcycle accident can file a claim for injuries if they were not at fault for the crash. An injured motorcyclist can recover damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage regardless […]
How does an accident victim collect damages for injuries and out of pocket expenses in a hit and run accident?
In order to collect damages in a hit and run accident, the injured person must have uninsured motorist coverage. This coverage can be on the vehicle that was involved in the accident, regardless of ownership, OR on any vehicle in […]
Can I collect damages if I was partially at fault for my motorcycle accident?
Yes. In a Florida motorcycle accident, even if you are partially at fault, you can collect damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and all injuries sustained as a result of the accident. Your damage claim will simply be […]