When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, it’s time to call your attorney . . . Johnny Devine.
As a motorcyclist, you can wear a helmet, wear protective clothing, illuminate your lights, and remain mindful of traffic around you; but the simple truth is motorcyclists are more difficult for other drivers to see. Motorcyclists are more easily injured because they do not have the many safety features found in most automobiles. Consequently, a negligent or inadvertent driver can cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it can be an overwhelming experience. You may find yourself dealing with many things — like injuries, medical facilities, insurance companies, medical bills, lost time and pay from work, or maybe even an uninsured driver.
Florida does not require drivers to have liability insurance in case they injure someone (only property damage insurance and personal injury protection to pay their own medical bills). As a result, many Florida drivers are uninsured without liability insurance for those they have injured in accidents. Worse, injured motorcyclists are often surprised to learn that their own uninsured motorist coverage only covers their car, not their motorcycle. Even when there is insurance coverage, insurance companies often fight against you in every claim.
Importantly, Florida law treats motorcycle injuries differently because the law doesn’t require motorcyclist injuries to be permanent for the motorcyclist to receive compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for areas of your life that have been negatively affected by the injury, such as: medical bills, prescriptions, future medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as future pain and suffering, permanent impairment or disability, rehabilitation, chiropractic care, physical therapy, suffered psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss of income, and loss of earning capacity, to name just a few.
Since motorcycles are treated differently on the road, under the law, and in court, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side, protecting your rights, and fighting for every dollar of monetary compensation to which you are entitled! Johnny Devine has extensive experience in motorcycle injury cases in Florida.
Here is some important information and helpful suggestions in case you are injured in a motorcycle accident:
Remember: whether it’s the driver that hit you or an insurance company, you can tell them to call your attorney . . . Johnny Devine!