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How are Motorcycle Accidents Different From Car Accidents in Florida?

If you have been involved in a an SUV or car accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez at 813-755-9500

Martin J. Hernandez: How are motorcycle accidents different from car accidents in Florida?

Let’s talk about that. There are two main differences between an auto accident and a motorcycle accident. First and foremost, motorcycles do not carry personal injury protection. Personal injury protection in the state of Florida pays for the first $10,000 of medical bills, and because motorcycle accidents are usually so catastrophic, insurance companies long time ago asked legislature to exclude no-fault from a requirement.

However, insurance is technically required for a motorcycle. You are supposed to have $10,000 in property damage insurance if you operate a motorcycle. And the second is statistically, motorcycle accidents are far more catastrophic. And because, as I said, point one, no-fault is not required, there’s nothing to pay those medical bills. So the medical bills are higher. But a lawyer can help you, if he knows what he’s doing.

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