Both motorcyclists and standard motor vehicle drivers are equally entitled to ride on the Florida roads. But when operating the contrasting modes of transportation, they may act negligently in different ways. In turn, their auto accidents may play out differently. In the end, both may result in serious injuries and damages. Read on to discover what may cause a motorcycle accident versus a car accident and how a seasoned Panama City motorcycle accident attorney or Panama City car accident attorney at Manuel & Thompson, PA can help you navigate this.
What may cause a motorcycle accident to occur?
Motorcyclists often forget that they must abide by the same rules of the road as other standard motor vehicle drivers. And so, motorcyclists commonly cause accidents by negligently disregarding these regulations. Examples are as follows:
- A motorcyclist recklessly rides between lanes of traffic (i.e., lane splitting).
- A motorcyclist recklessly weaves through traffic without signaling or checking blind spots.
- A motorcyclist recklessly speeds through a red light or a stop sign.
- A motorcyclist recklessly hits the road during adverse weather conditions (i.e., rain, snow, fog, or high winds).
- A motorcyclist recklessly hits the road without completing the proper safety course.
What are the common causes of a car accident?
Standard motor vehicle drivers may similarly take risks on the road that ultimately led to an accident. But such risks may be portrayed in different ways. Examples are as follows:
- A standard motor vehicle driver decides to scroll through their phone while they are behind the wheel.
- A standard motor vehicle driver decides to turn around to talk to passengers while they are behind the wheel.
- A standard motor vehicle driver decides to get behind the wheel even though they have been heavily drinking alcohol.
- A standard motor vehicle driver decides to get behind the wheel even though they feel extremely drowsy or fatigued.
- A standard motor vehicle driver decides to tailgate the vehicle in front of them that is abiding by the enforced speed limit.
What is the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident and a car accident?
Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident or a car accident, you may be looking at a personal injury claim. And the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in the state of Florida is set at two years from the date of your accident. Failing to do so correlates to failing to recover your damages and attain justice over the negligent motorcyclist or driver.
Regardless of what the specific circumstances of your accident may be, you must not second-guess your instinct to retain the services of one of the competent Panama City auto accident attorneys from Manuel & Thompson, PA. Schedule your free initial consultation with our firm today.