Hudson Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
Florida ranks as one of the states with the highest rate of motorcycle accidents across the nation. This likely has something to do with the fact that Florida is home to some of the most dangerous roads, and a mild climate brings more motorcycle riders onto these roads. In many cases, motorcycle riders also get blamed for accidents when they had no involvement in causing them. This centers around an unfair stereotype where motorcycle riders tend to be routinely labeled as “reckless adrenaline junkies.”
In many instances, the motorcycle rider is not at fault for the accident. Instead, it’s the fault of the other driver who was distracted or failed to see the motorcycle on the road. And, in a collision with a vehicle, the motorcycle rider typically takes the brunt of the impact since they don’t have the same protection that someone driving a car has. Motorcycle riders also face a challenge proving the facts of an accident to an insurance company. This is why it’s so important to have a Hudson motorcycle accident attorney on your side.
The team of attorneys at Roman & Roman are here to help Hudson motorcycle accident victims pursue the compensation they deserve when involved in a serious injury accident.
The Process of No-Fault Insurance in Florida
Florida is one of the few no-fault insurance states in the country. This is the opposite of how tort states work. In a tort state, the law looks at who was at fault for the collision. In a no-fault state, drivers are required to carry an insurance policy that covers themselves. This coverage is called PIP, or personal injury protection. When you are injured in an accident, you contact your own insurance policy to file a claim. However, this doesn’t mean you are precluded from filing a claim against the negligent party.
PIP coverage is only obligated to reimburse you for 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your loss of earnings. This is regardless of who caused the accident. It may not seem like a fair system, but it is how Florida works. When your injuries and damages exceed what you have available under PIP coverage, you have the right to pursue the negligent party for damages. When your damages exceed $10,000, you have the right to sue the at-fault party. The other scenario where you can pursue them is when your injuries are permanent.
If either of these situations fit your situation, then you can pursue a claim against the negligent party. And, your Hudson motorcycle accident attorney is here to help. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have years of experience fighting for our clients’ rights, and we can do the same for you. After a serious accident, the last thing you need to deal with is trying to fight for reimbursement for your medical expenses and lost time from work. In addition, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering as well.
Call a Hudson Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Don’t go up against the insurance companies alone after a Hudson motorcycle accident. Contact Roman & Roman today to schedule an initial consultation to learn how we can assist.