Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Holding Negligent Drives in Duval County Responsible
Florida’s sunny weather means motorcycle riding can be a year-round event. Unfortunately, that’s one reason Florida ranks among the top states for motorcycle crashes and fatalities. Sometimes the best riders suffer injuries due to the negligence of other drivers who aren’t paying proper attention to the road. Cell phone calls, texting, eating, and in-car video are just some of the distractions that can cause drivers to crash into motorcycles. If you have suffered an injury, our motorcycle accident attorney in Jacksonville at Raymond Ravis Attorney at Law is ready to represent you!
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Because motorcycles are comparatively much smaller than most other vehicles, there are, unfortunately, many possible ways of accidents.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Car doors: Parked vehicles opening their doors onto the street can be a sudden and unavoidable obstacle for motorcyclists moving at speed.
- Distracted or impaired drivers: If a driver is distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are much more likely to cause an accident.
- Unsafe lane changes: When drivers change lanes suddenly and without checking their blind spot, it is easy to sideswipe motorcyclists they did not see.
- Left-turn accidents can occur when drivers misjudge distances or right of way.
What Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Do I Need?
Like with cars, motorcycle riders in Florida must have insurance, including coverage for bodily injury liability and property damage. Unlike with cars, personal injury protection is not required for motorcycles in Florida, although certain other medical coverages may be available to cover the rider's medical costs.
Also, some medical insurance policies won't cover "dangerous activities" like motorcycle riding. Some riders don't learn until it's too late that they have no coverage for the injury they suffered from an accident. Floridians that ride without a helmet must carry proof that they have at least $10,000 in medical coverage. Contact our Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorney today to start your claim.
Have you suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence in a motorcycle accident? Call Raymond Ravis Attorney at Law today at (904) 358-4004 or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation!
Helping You Recover Your Life
After an injury, all hope can seem lost. Attorney Ray Ravis is here to ensure you get the support, attention, and results you need to move forward with your life after an injury.
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