Most people do not know that motorcycle insurance policies are different than typical auto insurance policies. Depending on the facts of your case, these differences can make a major impact on your case value. If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle auto accident, contact an experienced Florida motorcycle accident lawyer right away to learn more about your rights and any benefits to which you may be entitled.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Note: The following analysis is based on numbers from The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“FLHSMV”). As of the writing of this article, the most recent set of yearly statistics on motorcycle accidents in Florida are those that pertain to 2018 (since 2019 is not yet finished).
The statistics behind the motorcycle accidents tell us a grim story. There were 9,122 motorcycle crashes in Florida in 2018. As a result of these accidents, 7,860 people were injured. That means on average there is a 86.17% chance that a motorcycle accident in Florida will produce at least one injured person.
What is worse, however, is that in that same year, 502 out of the 7,860 aforementioned people died from their motorcycle accident related injuries. This means that in 2018, Florida showed a nearly 6.4% likelihood of death in the case of a motorcycle accident related injury.
These numbers are startling but unfortunately not unimaginable either. Without the support of airbags, metal car frames to sustain the impacts, and varieties of all the other safety features built into automobiles, motorcyclists are uniquely left to fend for themselves in the event of major car accidents. And as the statistics above show, they are not very well protected.
Experienced Representation for Your Motorcycle Injury
Even if motorcycle accidents involve automobiles, not every accident attorney is equipped to handle the nuances of a motorcycle case. There are certain key differences between motorcycle policies and automobile policies in FL, and not knowing how to properly handle these differences can hinder your case. Contact MANGAL, PLLC and speak with Attorney Avnish Mangal, Esq. directly for experienced and efficient representation in your motorcycle automobile accident case.
The Willingness to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Insurance companies are often quick to play games with injured motorcyclists. They sometimes stereotype bikers as reckless and use these misguided judgments to low ball claimants. Other times they just flat out will not step up and do their part of providing the injured party (or their own insured) with what he or she is rightly owed for the resulting injuries.
Do your homework and find counsel that is willing to fight for you, not for their own pocket. Motorcycle cases can sometimes be tricky and low quality counsel will look to settle when the going gets tough. But with MANGAL, PLLC, rest assured knowing that we fight to put as much money into your pocket as possible, even if that means filing a lawsuit.
Long Term Implications of Motorcycle Injuries
Injured persons in motorcycle accident cases are eligible for the same economic and non-economic damages available in automobile cases. Thus, to the extent there is sufficient coverage, they are generally eligible for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage for your motorbike, as well as noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
Because motorcyclists lack the typical protections of automobiles, in collision situations the motorcyclists can be left with serious injuries:
- Road rash,
- Bone fractures,
- Spine injuries,
- Limb amputations,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Chronic pain,
- Diminished quality of life, etc.
Do not delay in seeking help with your claim if you were injured. MANGAL, PLLC is committed to assisting motorcycle drivers, passengers, and their families.
Contact MANGAL, PLLC for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents are common in Florida and can leave you with serious injuries both in the short term and the long term. If you were involved in a motorcycle crash and want advice on what to do next, what steps to take to secure your claim, and how to be made whole, pick up the phone and call or text us right away at (407) 777-4638.