If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of a motorcycle accident in Miami or Florida, our personal injury lawyer can help your family recover.
We work with experts who assist us in investigating the accident, inspecting the motorcycle and safety gear in order to pursue all liable parties and maximize compensation for you.
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On average, 5K motorcyclists are killed in accidents, and 90K motorcyclists are injured in crashes in the U.S. each year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows that, on average, 606 deaths are attributed to motorcycle crashes in Florida each year. Miami-Dade County tops the list with 67 deaths and Broward is third with 42 fatalities. Motorcycle fatalities take up 14% of all motor vehicle deaths, despite the fact that motorcycles account for less than 1% of all miles driven. Motorcycle fatalities have doubled in the last 10 years, even though vehicle fatalities are decreasing for cars and trucks. Regarding age, young adults ages 20-24 are more likely to suffer fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Yes, you do need a license in order to ride a motorcycle in Florida. If you already have a valid Florida drivers license, then you can easily get a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license by completing the Florida Rider Program. If you want to get a Motorcycle Only license, then you have to be at least 16 and to have had learner's permit for at least one year without traffic convictions. If you are over 18, then the learner's permit is not necessary, but you have to pass the standard class E license test and also to complete the Basic Riders Course.View full answer
Insurance is essential. Without insurance coverage, there is rarely a source of money to go after to collect on an injured party’s claim. Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance is not available to motorcycle owners even if they already carry PIP for another vehicle. If the motorcyclist was not at-fault, he or she 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. If an unidentified vehicle causes a crash, or if a hit and run vehicle causes a crash, riders may file claims under their own uninsured motorist policy for their injuries.View full answer
Here, we explain the main causes of motorcycle accidents in Florida. Left-hand turns into motorcyclists and driver's negligence top the list. Unfortunately, automobile drivers not giving motorcycles the respect they're due leads to serious injuries, and even the loss of life. Bikers are vulnerable in crashes for many reasons: motorcycles are lighter than other vehicles and more easily pushed around in big crashes due to the differences in momentum; riders enjoy less physical protection from the elements; and car and truck drivers often have a hard time even perceiving motorcycles on the road.View full answer
Often, in motorcycle crashes each party may play some role in causing the accident. In Florida, motorcycle riders are not barred from recovery if they were partially at fault for the accident. Florida is a comparative negligence state, in which the blame or negligence for an accident is distributed among the responsible parties. In each case, the court or mediator will determine what percentage of fault the parties held, and reduce a party's recovery by this amount. For example, if damages amounted to $100K and the automobile driver was 80% at fault, while the motorcycle rider was 20% at fault, the motorcycle rider would receive $80K.View full answer
Following a motorcycle crash, it is important to take note of any evidence that may later help reconstruct the event. If you are injured in the collision and need to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against a negligent party, you will need to present evidence establishing the defendant’s liability. Unfortunately, there may be cases where, due to the circumstances of the accident, there is a lack of evidence. For example, there may have been no eyewitnesses to the accident.View full answer