Because motorcycles don’t provide the same protection as automobiles, motorcycle accidents result in a high number of fatalities and serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, paralysis and brain injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities make up 11 percent of all highway fatalities each year.
A variety of factors can lead to motorcycle accidents. Typically it is not the motorcyclist’s fault, but rather the negligence of another driver. Car drivers frequently fail to see motorcyclists either because they are not looking out for them or because of an obstruction in their line of sight.
In addition, a motorcycle operator needs to be aware that his or her general PIP policy may not cover motorcycle accidents. A motorcyclist must purchase specialized motorcycle PIP coverage. An experienced Florida motorcycle accident lawyer can make sure you are not getting excluded due to the fine print of your policy. As your attorney we can also negotiate with the insurance company to make sure that you are compensated fairly.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call The Law Office of Travis Williams at 407-425-4755 for a free consultation so that we can help you assess your case.