Homestead Motorcycle Law
Florida motorcycle laws are meant to protect not only motorcyclists but also pedestrians and motorists from serious traffic accidents. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you can contact Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night in order to get free legal advice. Depending on the situation, you may have a legal claim that that allows you to seek compensation for your injuries. If someone has broken Florida's motorcycle laws and this has led to your accident and injuries, you deserve fair compensation so that you do not have to pay for the cost of your injuries all by yourself.What Are Florida's Motorcycle Laws?
In Florida, motorcyclists are obligated to:
- Get a motorcycle license or a motorcycle add-on to their Florida driver’s license
- Not drive when inebriated
- Obey traffic signs and signals just as a car does
- Wear a helmet unless the motorcyclist meets certain criteria for exemptions
In motorcycle accidents in Homestead, it is unfortunate that in many cases the motorcyclist is blamed for the accident, even if the driver of the passenger car has caused the collision. This can be especially frustrating for the motorcyclist who has been seriously injured. Unfortunately insurance companies, police, and other drivers will sometimes blame the motorcycle because motorcyclists are seen to be more maneuverable on the road. If you have been accused of causing an accident that you did not cause or if you're having trouble getting insurance money because you are being blamed for an accident that was not your fault, you do have legal options.Understanding Your Legal Options
If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, you may have a legal claim under Florida law. You may be able to seek compensation through a lawsuit or legal claim in order to get compensation for medical costs, medical bills, lost wages, motorcycle repairs, motorcycle replacement, property damage, pain and suffering, and other costs. If your accident and injuries were caused by an irresponsible motorist, you deserve fair compensation so that you have financial support as you heal and have money for medical care.
Keep in mind that unexpected medical expenses are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in the United States ended in Florida. If you have been seriously injured, it is important to protect your finances and your legal rights so that you do not face financial distress because of your injuries. Speak with a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community in order to get the facts about your case and in order to find out what steps you can take to protect your future.
Unfortunately, in a collision with a motorcycle and a truck or car, motorcyclists often have very little recourse. The size and impact of the larger vehicle will often throw the motorcyclist from the motorcycle or will trap the motorcyclist underneath their vehicle. Motorcyclists have very little to protect them from the road and from vehicles. While a truck or car may contain airbags, seatbelts, and other safety devices, motorcyclists simply do not have these advantages. In an accident, the motorcyclist is likely to be hit directly by the oncoming vehicle or maybe throw some way, leading to serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Homestead or any South Florida community, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation.