Motorcycle accidents can happen in a fraction of a second and may result in serious injuries. If you are in a motorcycle accident, be sure to immediately seek medical attention and contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. It is imperative to have an attorney who can properly evaluate the insurance coverage available, the potential damages, and the long-term care required to rehabilitate the injuries. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your motorcycle accident case, do not hesitate to contact us or fill out the form on the right for a free accident case evaluation. You will never incur any fees or costs unless you receive compensation.
What to do after a motorcycle accident?
After a motorcycle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Additionally, be sure to document the injuries you sustained and the damage to your motorcycle. It is typically a good idea to take pictures of your injuries and include a date stamp in the photo, so that you can document the healing process. It may take months or even years for your case to go to trial. You want to make sure that you document and preserve all evidence related to your motorcycle accident.
PIP Insurance for motorcycles
Personal Injury Protection Insurance (commonly referred to as PIP) is not required for motorcycles in Florida. PIP is only required for vehicles that have 4 or more wheels. While PIP insurance is not required, PIP coverage may be available depending on your insurance policy. You must seek medical treatment within 14 days or you will waive any potential PIP coverage available.
Uninsured Motorist Cover for Motorcycles
If you ride a motorcycle, it is good idea to carry uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured Motorist coverage provides insurance coverage if you are in an accident and the individual at-fault is uninsured or underinsured. In Florida, bodily injury coverage is not required. If you are in an accident and the at-fault driver lacks insurance coverage, you could be liable for massive medical bills. Uninsured motorist coverage helps provide compensation in the event that the at-fault driver does not have sufficient coverage to cover the medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages that may occur.
Statute of limitations for Motorcycle Accidents
In Florida, the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident is 4 years from the date of the accident. However, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 2 years of the decedent passing away.
Motorcycle accidents present a unique set of circumstances, as the injuries are typically significantly different than the injuries that would occur from a car accident. It is important to retain an attorney that will be able to properly calculate your damages based upon the unique injuries that are incurred from a motorcycle accident. If you are in a motorcycle accident, contact our office for a free case evaluation.