Florida’s sunny weather means motorcycle riding can be a year-round event. Unfortunately, that’s one reason Florida ranks among the top states for motorcycle crashes and fatalities. Sometimes the best riders suffer injuries due to the negligence of other drivers who aren’t paying proper attention to the road. Cell phone calls, texting, eating, and in-car video are just some of the distractions that can cause drivers to crash into motorcycles. If you have suffered an injury, our motorcycle accident attorney in Jacksonville at Raymond Ravis Attorney at Law is ready to represent you!
Because motorcycles are comparatively much smaller than most other vehicles, there are, unfortunately, many possible ways of accidents.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Like with cars, motorcycle riders in Florida must have insurance, including coverage for bodily injury liability and property damage. Unlike with cars, personal injury protection is not required for motorcycles in Florida, although certain other medical coverages may be available to cover the rider’s medical costs.
Also, some medical insurance policies won’t cover “dangerous activities” like motorcycle riding. Some riders don’t learn until it’s too late that they have no coverage for the injury they suffered from an accident. Floridians that ride without a helmet must carry proof that they have at least $10,000 in medical coverage. Contact our Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorney today to start your claim.