Florida is a popular place to ride a motorcycle. You can “ride free” – meaning you do not have to wear a helmet if you are over 21. You can also ride year round, often cruising in the sunshine. Daytona, specifically, is world renowned for their "Biketoberfest" and "Bike Week", where thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts bring their bikes to Daytona every year. However, the same rules that apply to other motor vehicles do not apply to motorcycles. Recovering damages from a motorcycle accident may require more work than with a car.
For example, the state required personal injury protection (PIP) for car owners does not cover motorcycle accidents. Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has published a helpful handbook relating licensing, registration, and safety information you should know. For information on how to handle the consequences of an accident, like recovering fully from insurance or making a successful claim against an at-fault driver, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can also be quite helpful.
While the PIP insurance that you purchased for your car may cover you as a passenger in another car or even as a pedestrian, it does not cover you in a motorcycle accident. If you do not have a PIP policy specifically for your motorcycle, and you do not have uninsured motorist coverage, then you may have to rely on your health insurance plan for covering your injuries. You may need a specific property damage liability policy or collision policy to protect your bike as well.
If there were other parties at fault in your accident then their insurance should cover both the damage to your bike and your body. However, because Florida does not require bodily liability insurance of its automobile drivers, there is a chance that if you are injured in an accident you will be relying solely on your health care plan. The plans can have high deductibles and the laws are changing rapidly leaving many consumers at risk.
Anytime you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, the responsible parties should compensate you fairly. It’s the right thing to do. Sometimes these parties, usually insurance companies, will try to avoid full responsibility because it may save them tens of thousands of dollars and no one is getting on their case. A Daytona motorcycle attorney advocating for you can discover relevant and guarded information such as driving, criminal, and medical records, witness statements and expert testimony that will help you fairly recover for your damages in an accident.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident in Daytona or the surrounding area, do not hesitate to seek the help and counsel of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
We are dedicated to helping injury victims hold negligent parties legally responsible and get the compensation that they need for damages associated with an accident. To make an informed decision about your specific legal problem, it’s important to be fully aware of your rights and options. Contact us and we will help you immediately.
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We never charge a fee for a consultation. Also, you pay nothing upfront when we represent you. Since we work on contingency basis, you only pay if you get money. This allows you to focus on treatment and recovery from your accident, while we focus on what we do best. You can call us at (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. Get the compensation you deserve from a Daytona motorcycle lawyer you can trust.