Clermont Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Riding a motorcycle is a thrilling activity, but it is not without risk. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists are injured in crashes every year, and several thousand are killed. When involved in a crash, a motorcycle rider is five times more likely to be injured than an occupant of a passenger car, and about 25 times more likely to die in the crash. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders and their families have a lot to overcome before they can recover the compensation they need to pay for serious medical expenses or disability. The Clermont motorcycle accident attorneys at Scoma Law Firm help motorcycle accident victims in the Orlando area get the help they need to get back on their feet after a serious injury.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Facts
Florida’s no-fault insurance law does not require motorcycle owners to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, and the PIP policy covering your car will not cover you in a motorcycle accident. This means as a motorcyclist you are left with suing the negligent driver who hit you, and who may or may not have any bodily injury liability insurance. In court, motorcyclists have to face a built-in bias that many members of the public have against motorcycles. Motorcycle riders and their attorneys have to fight hard to defeat defense arguments that the motorcycle accident victim caused or contributed to the accident through his own negligent, aggressive or reckless driving. The truth is that many motorists drive recklessly or aggressively around motorcycles, either out of a lack of respect for sharing the road with motorcycles, or because they are ignorant of the handling and maneuverability limits of motorcycles. Also, given their lower visibility, many drivers in today’s world of distracted driving simply don’t see the motorcycle until it is too late to avoid a collision.
Tips for Motorcycle Safety
- Always wear a helmet
- Wear protective and reflective clothing
- Signal your intentions before turning or changing lanes
- Keep your headlamp on during the day
- Stick to the center of the lane
- Keep your bike well-maintained
- Ride according to current traffic, road and weather conditions
- Practice defensive riding: look out for others and maintain a safe distance behind other vehicles
Call Scoma Law Firm in Clermont for Help with Florida Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, all the care in the world cannot always protect you from a careless, reckless or distracted driver. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the greater Orlando area, contact the Clermont motorcycle accident attorneys at Scoma Law Firm for a free consultation to find out how we can help.