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Florida insurance regulations and dishonest insurance carriers can complicate the process of recovering compensation for injured motorcyclists. Therefore, it is important for injured riders, or loved ones acting on their behalf, to retain an attorney who has experience handling these types of claims. While each case is different and damages will vary, our attorneys are committed to helping motorcyclists in Tampa Florida recover compensation for their losses, which may include medical bills and property damage.
It may be difficult for injured riders to recover compensation following a crash, especially if they are pursuing their claim without the assistance of an attorney. Because Florida’s Personal Injury Insurance Protection (PIP) is only required for vehicles with four or more wheels, motorcyclists are not permitted to carry PIP coverage. Even if the motorcyclist owns a car which is covered by PIP insurance, the coverage does not extend to accidents which occur on the motorcycle. If the motorcyclist is uninsured, they may struggle to pay for costly medical bills, especially if the injury prevents them from working.
If you were injured in a crash, an attorney can explain your options for pursuing compensation for medical bills and other losses. If you contact an attorney immediately after the accident, he or she can begin to collect information and evidence to support your claim for compensation. To help build your claim, your attorney may:
- Collect scene and police reports;
- Gather witness statements;
- Photograph the scene;
- Investigate the other motorist’s driving history;
- Reconstruct the accident scene;
- Recreate the accident;
- Review medical records;
- Consult experts; and
- Contact insurance companies on your behalf.
If the motorcyclist was not at-fault, they may be able to seek damages from the party negligent in causing the crash. While motorcyclists are not covered by PIP insurance, they are also not bound by its restrictions. Injured riders are not limited in the damages they may seek to compensate for their losses, including damages for pain and suffering. Motor vehicle accident claims involve PIP insurance—which requires the injured party to pass an “injury threshold” to be able to pursue compensation from the negligent party—and do not allow for the recovery of pain and suffering damages. Motorcyclists do not have to pass an injury threshold to seek compensation for damages, which may include medical damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
After an accident, your attorney may contact the negligent party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement for damages incurred as a result of the accident. He or she will leverage information collected to recover compensation for your expenses. If negotiations with insurance companies are unsuccessful or unsatisfactory, you may be able to pursue legal action against the negligent party with the help of your attorney.
By scheduling a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team, you can receive prompt legal attention and answers to any questions or concerns you may have. We respond immediately to these requests and make sure to alleviate the pressures and frustrations you may be experiencing. To see how our Tampa motorcycle accident injury attorneys may be able to help you collect compensation, please fill out our case review form at no cost and no obligation to you.