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Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle riders are more prone to serious injuries than car drivers and passengers because they lack the protection of being enclosed in a vehicle. Unfortunately, even the most veteran motorcycle riders cannot control the negligent actions of other vehicles on the road. In 2015, there were 606 motorcycle deaths and 9,045 motorcycle accident injuries in the state of Florida alone. If you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a Florida injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Devon Workman is a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer who only represents injured individuals and fights for motorcycle accident victims to get the compensation they deserve.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Riders are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries when involved in a motorcycle accident due to the little protection they are provided. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and almost 5 times more likely to be injured. Some of the most common injuries seen in motorcycle crashes are the following:

Injured Riders May Seek Compensation

Florida has a 4-year statute of limitation for personal injury claims, thus an accident victim must keep that in mind when seeking compensation for their injuries. A rider may seek damages against the negligent party who caused the accident and their injuries. Generally, in Florida, an accident victim can receive compensation from their own insurance after an accident through personal injury protection “PIP.” Florida is a no fault state and requires all motorists to carry at least $10,000 in PIP and $10,000 in property damage. But this does not apply to motorcycle accidents.

Therefore, a motorcycle accident victim will not receive pip payments through their own insurance after an accident. However, since riders are not covered by PIP, they are also not restricted by PIP requirements. Under PIP, car accident victims are required to pass an injury threshold to have the possibility of seeking pain & suffering damages against the at fault party. Because PIP does not apply to motorcyclists, injured riders do not have to satisfy this injury threshold in order to receive pain and suffering damages from the negligent party.

Here at Workman Injury Law, our Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident law firm will help you receive compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. These damages include:

Call today for free case evaluation after your motorcycle accident!

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At Workman Injury Law, we know how stressful and overwhelming an accident can be on your life. Our job is to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. We only represent injured individuals and we will be by your side every step of the way.

If you have been injured in an accident, call 954-361-3997 or fill out our online contact form to speak with Florida injury attorney Devon Workman at no cost.

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