Motorcycle accidents are uniquely dangerous, and you might have trouble getting the compensation you need after you’re injured in one. When you need help fighting for what you deserve, call a Highlands County motorcycle crash lawyer.
A motorcycle can be great for those looking for a way to enjoy the fresh Florida air and travel our state’s roads and highways freely. Sadly, motorcyclists often suffer from more dangerous accidents than other drivers.
That means your chance of serious injury because of a careless driver is relatively high, and it can be difficult to recover the compensation you deserve after you’ve been hurt. But a Highlands County motorcycle accident lawyer from Lopez & Humphries, PA can fight for your compensation. One call is all it takes to get started.
Motorcycle Injuries Are Serious
What motorcyclists gain in speed and freedom they lose in safety. Cars have many safety features built in, like airbags and seat belts, and even the metal frame of a car can help prevent serious injuries.
Unfortunately, motorcycles don’t have those protections. While helmets and heavy leather clothing can protect you from some damage, even helmets aren’t required for those over twenty-one and carrying an insurance policy with at least $10,000 in medical benefits.
In many cases, the injuries we see in motorcycle crashes are especially severe. These injuries can lead to permanent impairment and suffering. When you’ve suffered any of the following injuries, reach out to a Highlands County motorcycle wreck lawyer for help:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
Insurance Companies Will Fight Back
While Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning that drivers are usually covered by their own insurance regardless of fault, motorcyclists aren’t subject to this insurance requirement. They just have to be financially responsible in case of an accident that is their fault.
While motorcyclists can receive insurance coverage, most insurers don’t offer personal injury protection (PIP) insurance for motorcyclists. Because motorcycle collision injuries tend to be so devastating, some insurers see insuring motorcyclists as a financial liability.
Even if you have insurance, there’s a good chance that you could have trouble getting the settlement you need after a motorcycle crash. The involved insurers may devalue your settlement or try to accuse you of carelessness, referencing stereotypes about so-called “reckless bikers.”
Don’t trust the insurers to give you the full settlement you need. When your health depends on being fully compensated for your injuries, you’ll likely need help getting the correct amount. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Highlands County is here to help.
Get in Touch with a Highlands County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A motorcycle crash can be especially devastating and painful, and you could have some trouble getting the compensation you need just because you’re a motorcyclist. It’s not fair, but you may need to fight for your compensation.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. A lawyer from Lopez & Humphries, PA can fight for you when the insurance company doesn’t want to pay for the suffering you’ve experienced. When you’re suffering such severe injuries, it can be difficult to fight back on your own, so be sure to speak with a qualified and experienced lawyer.
Get started soon with a free consultation at our firm. A Highlands County motorcycle accident lawyer can walk you through what you’ll need for your case and how we’ll fight for you. Contact us by calling (863) 774-3573 or by completing the online contact form at the bottom of this page.