In 2008, motor vehicle crash-related deaths involving cars and light trucks reached an all-time low in the United States. At the same time, however, motorcyclist deaths reached an all-time high, more than doubling between 1999 and 2008. With more people in the United States riding motorcycles today than ever before, motorcyclist deaths and injuries are an important public health concern. The saying, “Look Twice, Save a Life” has become the motto of biker safety. As a Tallahassee Lawyer, Attorney Milles has experience representing bikers suffering personal injury from motorcycle accidents. Mr. Milles represents the injured throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Milles represents families and provides legal services in Atlanta and South Georgia, including Thomasville, Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany, and Savannah. Mr. Milles represents injured Floridians in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Crawfordville, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Quincy, Monticello, Tampa, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Wakulla County, Bay County and Santa Rosa County. Insurance law in Florida pertaining to motorcycles has many unique considerations from the typical car accident personal injury so it is important to find an experienced motorcycle injury attorney.
In Florida, PIP (personal injury protection) insurance is not available for motorcycles. That means the “no fault” coverage that is mandatory in car insurance is not there for injured bikers. A biker injured by another person’s negligence has the right to recover lost wages, past medical expenses, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Motorcycle crashes often involve severe injuries including ankle fractures, rotator cuff tears, leg fractures, head injury, spinal cord injury, and permanent disability. Distracted driving, following to close, texting while driving, and driving while talking on cell phone all contribute to avoidable traffic accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, suv accidents, roll-over accidents, and tractor trailer accidents.
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons. However, driver inattention is one of the most common reasons. Additional reasons motorcycle accidents occur include:
Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. This is because motorcyclists have no protection from the impact forces of a collision. Possible motorcycle accident injuries include:
It depends. A good motorcycle settlement can cover your damages, such as medical bills and home modifications. However, there are cases where it may be difficult to obtain an adequate settlement. Insurance companies are in business to make money, not to make sure your damages are adequately covered. Your attorney may need to take your case to trial.
If you or your loved one has suffered personal injury in motorcycle accident, please contact a Tallahassee motorcycle accident Lawyer at Milles Law now. If you are looking for a motorcycle accident attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, contact Milles Law before its too late.