Motorcycle accidents can leave their riders with very severe injuries, and in some tragic cases the occupant does not survive the motorcycle crash. As most experienced riders know, special care, skill, and knowledge are required to operate a motorcycle safely.
In the State of Florida, some insurance benefits and rules that apply to automobiles are different for owners of motorcycles. For example motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets unless they are over 21 years of age and have a minimum of $10,000 of medical insurance. Daytime headlights and approved protective eyewear are also mandatory. Despite these safeguards, serious injuries and deaths continue to occur because motorcycles don’t offer the same protection as an automobile.
Motorcycle accident lawyers at Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod & Thompson have represented hundreds of clients injured in motorcycle accidents over many years. Expert knowledge is required to properly represent someone hurt on a motorcycle as a result of the negligence of another driver. Our experience in pursuing recovery for our clients in this field of personal injury law reveals that despite scanning the roadway, drivers are not looking for motorcycles, and often just don’t see them.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another while lawfully operating a motorcycle in Florida, please contact motorcycle accident lawyers at Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod & Thompson, LLP – day or night. Put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
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