Here in Tampa, motorcyclists are very common, as our warm weather and beautiful scenery make for ideal motorcycle riding conditions. However, there are times where motorcyclists are injured in accidents due to no fault of their own, and if this has happened to you, you should strongly consider hiring a seasoned Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer who has the knowledge and skill needed to navigate these often complicated claims. Contact Merricks Law Group today to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been wrongly injured in one.
Why Hire a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Our Tampa personal injury lawyer is familiar with the roads and driving habits of motorists throughout Tampa, and we know all too well that motorists seldom show motorcyclists the respect they deserve. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of negligence, our firm is ready to fight for your rights.
Can Motorcyclists Have Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Florida?
Many motorists throughout the state of Florida have PIP, or Personal Injury Protection insurance, which is essentially a form of no-fault insurance that will cover a portion of their medical bills, should they ever sustain an injury in an accident. However, in Florida, motorcyclists are not covered under PIP, which means that if you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will have to hire a knowledgeable Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer to pursue your rightful compensation, as you cannot obtain compensation through PIP.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Florida
As you know, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is the safe thing to do, which is why everyone should ensure that they do so. However, in Florida, if you’re over the age of 21 and you’ve purchased at least $10,000 in medical coverage for injuries sustained in an accident, you will not have to wear a helmet by law.
That being said, all other motorcyclists in the state of Florida are legally required to wear helmets. Furthermore, Florida law states that all motorcyclists must wear eye protection at all times.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Claims in Florida
The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in Florida is four years, meaning that you must not wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident to sue. Speak with Merricks Law Group today so we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, you can depend on Merricks Law Group to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule your initial free consultation with our firm.