Motorcycle accidents can be severe. As a result, it is important to know how these accidents occur, whether you’re protected by insurance, and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, these accidents are common and often result in serious injuries. Some accidents are due to inclement weather, poor road conditions, or faulty motorcycle parts. But, the majority of accidents are due to driver negligence. Driver negligence includes behaviors such as distracted driving, drowsy driving, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failing to follow the rules of the road, and so on.
Am I Protected by PIP?
In the state of Florida, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) does not extend to motorcyclists. Therefore, it is important for motorcyclists to purchase a separate insurance policy to ensure that they are protected. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will need the help of an experienced attorney in order to recover the compensation you deserve.
Can I Recover Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you will likely be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that this negligence occurred. In order to do so, make sure to:
- Call 911
- The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, conduct chemical tests, and more.
- Document the scene
- Many motorcyclists wear bodycams in order to document any accidents that occur. You should also take photos and videos at the scene of the accident.
- Seek medical attention
- You should go to the hospital immediately after your accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.
- Contact an attorney
- An experienced attorney may be able to obtain further information, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, reach out to our firm right away to speak with an experienced attorney.
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Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.