What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

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Florida’s weather is often ideal for motorcycle riding, and if you are like so many others, you enjoy taking the bike out on a leisurely drive through Florida’s beautiful countrysides and cities. Unfortunately, despite all there is to love about motorcycles, they can be very dangerous, and if you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, our Florida personal injury attorneys are here to help. Continue reading and speak with our firm today to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how we can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Do I have to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Florida?

Of course, as you know, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is the safe thing to do, and wearing one may save your life one day. That being said, the law in Florida states that those who are over the age of 21 and have at least $10,000 in motorcycle-related injury insurance coverage do not have to wear a helmet. However, those who are under the age of 21, as well as those who do not have this insurance coverage, must wear helmets at all times. Further, all motorcyclists are also required to wear eye protection, such as sunglasses or goggles at all times.

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Florida?

Motorcycle accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are typically the result of driver negligence. All too often, drivers will fail to show motorcyclists the respect they deserve, and they will frequently tail motorcyclists too closely, refuse to let motorcyclists pass them, and more. Motorcyclists are also often injured when other motorists fail to observe their surroundings, such as by opening their car doors into the road without looking to ensure no one is coming (this is known as a dooring accident), and merging or changing lanes without first checking their blind spots.

What should I do if I’m hurt in a motorcycle accident?

If you were wrongfully injured in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all of the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Oftentimes, these accidents are very serious, and motorcyclists are unable to do anything other than await the arrival of an ambulance. Our firm can work to obtain all evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim, including surveillance footage of the accident, witness statements, pictures of any property damage, medical documents regarding your injuries, and more. Give us a call today so we can get started.

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Ansbacher Law is comprised 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.