If you need help pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, you need the help of the West Palm Beach motorcycle lawyers of Domnick & Shevin PL can provide. Make A Call For Justice and contact our South Florida law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. We've helped many people with motorcycle accidents across the state.
A common type of motorcycle accident seen in Florida is when a car is pulling out of a street or driveway and the person operating the car fails to look both ways, pulls into the street and doesn't see the motorcycle driver.
The second most common motorcycle accident is called a "right hook" where a car cut's off a motorcycle while trying to enter a driveway or street. Many times these types of accidents can be fatal to the motorcycle operator. Florida State does have a helmet law on the books, but allows a person to ride if they can meet requirements. Below is the actual Florida Helmet Law.
Florida Helmet Law:
316.211(3)(b) -- Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person over 21 years of age may operate or ride upon a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear securely fastened upon his or her head if such person is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.
Thousands of people across Florida enjoy driving and/or riding a motorcycle. Not only are they fast, but they are also relatively economical in nature given their lower cost on average and much higher degree of fuel efficiency. Additionally, those who love to ride also understand the feeling of extreme freedom and exhilaration when they hit the open road.
Unfortunately, driving a motorcycle in Florida is also dangerous for many reasons. Not only are motorcycles much smaller and lighter than cars or trucks, but they also must maintain themselves on two wheels. Given the nature of the body of the motorcycle, the driver and any passengers are also completely exposed to injury if a bike is involved in any sort of crash or collision.
Injured in a Florida Motorcycle Accident? Possible Damage Awards
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident anywhere in the state of Florida, the following damages could be incurred assuming that the original accident was not your fault:
However, in the state of Florida in order to obtain an award of damages, you must prove several things, including:
Each of these components requires skill and experience in a courtroom setting.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Injuries:
Consider the following statistics from Florida’s state government for the year 2006:
A simple look at the numbers shows that 1.5 people are killed every day in motorcycle accidents in Florida. These are dismaying statistics, and they don’t even include such situations as alcohol or weather.
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident in the Palm Beach County region of Southern Florida, you need a law firm who will passionately represent your case. Make A Call For Justice and contact us at 561-630-5363. We welcome your inquiries.
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