A motorcycle accident can turn your life upside down. At the Law Office of Todd Passman, we’ve seen first-hand the devastation that a motorcycle crash can cause. Todd Passman is a skilled, caring, and compassionate personal injury attorney who fights for justice of the victims of motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a motorcycle accident, remember experience counts and you need an injury attorney in your corner from day-one. Call Todd Passman today at (772) 465-9806.
When a motorcycle has an accident with a car or truck it is the motorcyclist who can suffer a severe injury. Injuries may include broken bones, head injuries, or even death.
Unfortunately, some car and truck drivers just don’t pay attention or don’t see a motorcycle. This could be because of distracted driving or a motorcycle may be in their blind spot and they didn’t make a good check in the mirror.
Who will pay for my damaged motorcycle, my medical bills and lost wages?
Ultimately, the at fault driver will be responsible for damages to the motorcycle, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering and this settlement can come from the at fault driver’s bodily injury/property damage liability policy.
However, riders who are injured in a crash may have a tough time recovering compensation for their injury. Florida is a “No-Fault” state where every vehicle owner is supposed to carry PIP insurance for themselves and members of their household. But PIP only is required for “motor vehicles” and a motor vehicle is defined in Florida as a vehicle with 4 wheels. Motorcyclists are not required to carry PIP and even if the motorcyclist is the owner of another vehicle and has PIP on that vehicle, the coverage doesn’t extend to accidents on the motorcycle. With no insurance, it may be difficult for the rider to cover the costly doctor and hospital bills that result from a motorcycle accident. An experienced motorcycle attorney can assist in determining coverage issues and determine options for recovering medical bills and lost wages.
Motorcycle Accidents are Increasing
What should I do if I am in a Motorcycle Accident with a Car or Truck?
Tips to Prevent Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle is inherently risky. The best steps are those that riders take to avoid a motorcycle accident in the first place. It is important to remember to use lane choice and lane positioning to stay visible to drivers and to always scan the road for escape paths to avoid a collision. Stay out of car and truck blind spots and avoid poor choices such as consuming alcohol before riding.
For occasions where the accident is unavoidable, it is always best to wear all the protective gear all the time including a full face helmet, a motorcycle jacket with armor, gloves, and boots.
Todd C. Passman, P.A. handles motorcycle accident cases in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Stuart, and Okeechobee, Florida, and surrounding areas.