Motorcyclists can be spotted all over the state of Florida, and for good reason–motorcycles are fast, fun to ride, cost-effective, and stylish. That being said, unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a greater risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in accidents with other drivers. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about motorcycle accidents in Florida and how our legal team can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents in the state of Florida?
Motorcycle accidents aren’t always the fault of other drivers. In some cases, bikers will exceed the speed limit, fail to operate their motorcycles appropriately during inclement weather conditions, and more. That being said, often, other motorists will behave negligently and crash with bikers as a result. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Failing to look before merging or changing lanes
- Neglecting to yield to bikers
- Tailing bikers too closely
- Opening car doors without looking
- Driving while intoxicated
- Texting while driving
If you can prove that you were hurt because another driver was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for financial compensation.
What does financial compensation cover in a personal injury claim?
When someone wins a personal injury claim, they should recover financial compensation that helps them deal with the economic and non-economic damages caused by their accident. Economic damages can include the cost of medical bills, lost past and future wages, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with the pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-monetary damages a person sustained as a result of an accident. One key part of obtaining compensation for these damages is ensuring you file your claim timely. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is four years, and when a person waits longer than four years from the date their accident happened to bring their personal injury claim, they will most likely lose their right to sue. We can help you today–you just need to pick up the phone and give us a call.
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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.