Any experienced Motorcyclist knows that there is a higher risk of injury in driving a Motorcycle, than there may be in driving in an enclosed Automobile. This is simply due to the fact that aside from a helmet, nothing protects you from a negligent driver’s vehicle and the pavement. That is why it is imperative, that you wear a helmet anytime you choose to drive a Motorcycle. Often times, the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be worse than a standard Automobile Accident and, unfortunately, even fatal. If you or a loved one have been injured or wrongfully killed in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, it is important that you seek legal advice immediately as you could be compensated for the injuries sustained or even worse, the premature loss of life.
At Ingram Injury Law, your case will be evaluated individually and personally. You will meet directly with Attorney Tim Ingram, Sr. and Attorney Tim Ingram, Jr., and our whole staff will be familiarized with your Motorcycle Accident Case. If you have been wrongfully injured in a motorcycle crash, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries. Call our office today at 727-723-9800 to go over the facts of your Motorcycle Accident Case.
Legal Factors of Your Case:
In many cases, this can be the difference between life and death.
Just like in any Automobile Accident, in a Motorcycle Accident, it will be very important to determine who was “at-fault” for the Accident. Often times, a police report will help determine the at-fault party, by administering a ticket to one of the parties involved. Sometimes liability is disputed. It is important that when driving a Motorcycle, you not only follow all of the regular traffic laws and safety observances as you would when driving an Automobile, but also that you are educated and licensed to operate your motorcycle.
If you or a loved one have been injured or wrongfully killed in a motorcycle accident, call today in order to discuss the events of the accident. This will help us determine where the fault or liability lies, and whether or not you could be compensated for your injuries and hardships. Call our office at 727-723-9800 in order to meet with Attorney Tim Ingram, Sr. and Attorney Tim Ingram, Jr.
Just like in a standard Automobile Accident, if you or a loved one have been injured in a Motorcycle Accident there are several insurance coverages that may or may not be available to you. Unfortunately, under Florida law, you are not eligible to receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage for your injuries. However, there are other standard insurance policies that allow you to treat your injuries resulting from your accident that was due to someone else’s negligence. The main types of insurance coverage that may or may not be available to you include the following:
Property Damage (PD) Liability Coverage
This coverage is to be used to pay for your property damage sustained to your vehicle, caused by the “at fault” party.
Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage
Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage protects YOU from the negligence of other drivers who may be uninsured or under-insured. It is critical that you have UM on your insurance policy so that YOU have money to treat your injuries if you are injured in an automobile accident from a negligent driver without any or insufficient Bodily Injury (BI) Liability Insurance. Check your policy today to find out if it includes Uninsured Motorist Coverage.
Bodily Injury (BI) Liability Coverage
Bodily Injury (BI) Liability Coverage protects the Person who was not at-fault for the accident. If you have BI on your insurance policy, and if you cause an accident, then that BI coverage is available to the injured party depending on the outcome of the legal process. Likewise, if YOU were injured in an automobile accident due to someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to receive the at-fault driver’s BI Coverage.
Injuries and Medical Treatment
If you have been injured in a Motorcycle accident, the biggest and most primary concern for many clients is treating the injuries that they sustained in the accident at someone else’s negligence. Under Florida law, in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to recover “pain and suffering” damages without the need of proving a “permanent” injury, as in a typical auto accident case.
Some injuries can be life changing and often-times may alter the way you live your day-to-day life. It may affect how you do daily activities and the level at which you do them. You may not be capable of performing tasks or hobbies that you were once able to participate in. An auto-accident and the injuries sustained can truly be life-changing. You need to seek treatment for these injuries and treat them seriously.
It is our job to handle the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus your attention on your medical care and treatment, and the road to recovery.