Riding a motorcycle can be an adrenaline filled, exhilarating experience,
but getting into an accident can be traumatizing. What’s worse is
many drivers, and insurance companies have prejudices about motorcyclists
that could cloud their ability to view the accident objectively.
Your rights after a motorcycle accident include:
Call the Police: If you were involved in an accident, you have a right to call the police
to the scene of the incident. When police are called to the scene, it
is their duty to make sure the area is secure. Sometimes they will set
out road flares; other times they will use their flashing lights to guide
motorists out of the way from the debris and to prevent further accidents.
The police also document what they see and can make a full report. It
is your right to contact them as you can use this as evidence in your
Take Photos of the Scene: You never know what kind of person will exit the vehicle after an accident.
Some people are even tempered, while others can be extremely volatile.
Remember, you have the right to gather evidence. You can take photos of
their license plate and other damaged spots on their vehicle.
File a Claim: Florida operates under a no-fault system meaning in unless you can show
you were permanently injured, you cannot sue for personal injury. The
law is a bit different for motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders are not required
by law to have personal injury protection insurance. They also do not
need to prove they were permanently injured to bring personal injury lawsuit
against the negligent third party responsible for their injury.
Retain a Tampa Bay Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we at Paulsen Law Group can
help you fight for proper compensation. Our Tampa Bay motorcycle accident
attorney works on contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay
unless we win your case.
Contact us today.