Florida's warm weather means motorcyclists are able to ride year round. It should be no surprise then that Florida ranks among highest in motorcycle accidents.
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2018, there were 8,706 motorcycles accidents across the State of Florida. Of those, 497 involved fatalities. Palm Beach County accounted for 436 of the total accidents and 26 of the total fatalities.
If I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle, who will pay my medical bills?
Unlike automobile insurance, Florida does not require require motorcyclists to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits. That means if you are involved in an accident on your motorcycle and you do not have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits on your motorcycle insurance policy, you may be personally responsible for you medical bills. If you do have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits on your motorcycle insurance policy, this means your insurance will pay up to eighty percent (80%) of up to $10,000.00 of your medical bills. These Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits of your insurance will help pay for your medical bills regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In other words, your insurance will pay this amount whether you caused the accident or another person was at fault and cause the accident.
If you were not at-fault for the accident, you may be able to recover against the at-fault person to recover for any past medical bills and for any future medical bills.
If I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle, can I file a claim for my injuries?
Yes. If you are injured while riding your motorcycle as a result of the negligence of someone else, then you can file a claim for your injuries. Usually, an accident is caused by the negligence of someone else. Far to often driver's are distracted, preoccupied with other things, or just not paying attentions.
Should I hire a motorcycle injury attorney?
Yes. If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle and someone else was at-fault for the accident, you should contact a motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible.
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