North Port Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Protecting Bikers in the Sunshine State
The consistently sunny and warm weather of Florida encourages a lot of residents to bring their motorcycles out on the road. Whether you rely on a bike for everyday commuting and transportation, or use your motorcycle every once in a while just for fun, safety should be the most important part of every ride.
Even motorcycle riders who follow every safety precaution are at risk for injury. One negligent driver’s reckless behavior can result in severe injury to any nearby motorcyclist.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in North Port are available to discuss your case.
Call (941) 960-7225 or send us a messageto schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
Damages that Result from Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in extensive damage. With little protection on these small vehicles, riders can be severely injured if they collide with a larger car or truck. As a result of the catastrophic injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, victims and their families are left with significant financial and noneconomic damages while they recover.
A motorcycle accident can result in injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Loss of vision
The damages caused by a motorcycle accident can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Transportation costs
- Funeral and burial expenses in fatal cases
- Noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, stress, relationship strain, etc.
- Punitive damages (although rare, punitive damages serve as a consequence of a person’s negligence)
The Role of Motorcycle Insurance
In Florida, motorcycle riders are not required by law to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. If you do not have this type of coverage, your insurance provider may deny you coverage after a collision. For people who were injured in a motorcycle accident and are not covered by insurance, filing a personal injury claim may be your best option for receiving compensation.
Even with PIP coverage, it is possible that the insurance company will deny your claim. Our North Port motorcycle accident attorneys can help you understand your options and represent your rights, regardless of your level of insurance coverage. Whether you are involved in negotiations with your insurance provider or are interested in pursuing legal action, Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. may be able to help.
Florida Motorcycle Laws
Motorcycle riders need to follow most of the same traffic laws as all vehicles, but there are other laws that pertain to motorcycle safety specifically. A motorcyclist who fails to follow traffic laws and is injured in a collision could have their damages award reduced due to their liability.
In the state of Florida, motorcyclists are legally required to:
- Wear a helmet
- Wear protective eyewear
- Use headlights at all times
- Avoid lane splitting
- Provide footrests and adequate seating (either a separate seat or a seat meant for two) to passengers
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
The Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. legal team is available to discuss your motorcycle collision case. We tailor our strategy to each individual case and aim to be a support system for all of our clients — helping you understand and protect your rights following a motorcycle accident is our goal. With our attorneys on your side, you can focus on recovery while we handle the legal processes.
Complete our contact formor call (941) 960-7225 for a no-cost case evaluation with our motorcycle accident lawyers in North Port, FL.