Does it surprise you to learn that Florida is one of the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders? The beautiful weather is a great inducement to get out and hit the road, and the combination of big city traffic and the state’s still rural areas presents a variety of challenges to bike drivers. Motorcycle crashes can be caused by such things as wildlife, drunk and/or distracted driving, and reckless driving on the part of the person on the bike or another driver on the road.
If you’ve been in an accident, once you’ve gotten medical assistance, one of your first questions often is “ Do I have a legal claim?” If someone has injured you and there are damages involved, the answer is usually “yes.” In Florida, you can recover compensatory damages, an amount of money that is intended to restore you to where you were before the injury. These can include economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Out of pocket costs
Non-economic damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium (the loss of a relationship with a partner)
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You need an attorney with experience in Florida Motorcycle law. Contact me at GloriaLaw.com or at 772-287-1220.