Many people in the state of Florida own and operate motorcycles on a daily basis enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common in the state of Florida as well. While any type of automobile accident is devastating, motorcycle collisions are often catastrophic since the motorcycles are not equipped with the same safety features that automobiles have, and are much smaller and lighter than the vehicles they often collide with.
Motorcycle accidents often cause devastating injuries and all too often, drivers are left with serious injuries and not enough insurance to get proper medical attention. On top of having to deal with injuries, insurance companies are calling you constantly with questions while you are just trying to focus on recovering.
Florida insurance for motorcycles is very different than insurance for an automobile. Personal Injury Insurance Protection, otherwise known as PIP, is only required for vehicles with four or more wheels. PIP coverage is notavailable to motorcyclists. Therefore, the expense is typically on the injured rider unless they file a claim against the individual that hit them or that individual’s insurance company.
It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that understands Florida law in order to make sure you are able to receive proper medical treatment and recovery. You should not have to be solely responsible for medical bills, expenses and costs due to the negligence of another. Nor should you have to answer a bunch of questions from the insurance company while you are trying to tend to your injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please call us for a free consultation to ensure your rights as a victim are protected. Let us deal with the insurance companies while you just focus on trying to get healthy again. We are available 24/7 at (727) 845-5972. Be careful out there everyone!