Can I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff PA, our motorcycle accident attorney in Vero Beach is an advocate for rider safety. With over 591,000 motorcycles registered in the state of Florida, our residents take full advantage of year-round riding weather and deserve to be safe on our roadways.
Unfortunately, it is common for other motorists, traveling in much larger cars, trucks, and SUVs to disregard motorcyclists’ rights to the road by overtaking their lanes, turning in front of the riders instead of letting them pass first, and tailgating.
When motorists are negligently operating their vehicles — either by driving while distracted or under the influence, speeding, or failing to obey traffic signs and signals — motorcyclists often pay the price.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that approximately 1,900 motorcyclists’ lives were saved by helmets last year, and another nearly 750 lives could have been saved if the riders were wearing helmets.
While the safety benefits of motorcycle helmets are clear, our personal injury attorney inVero Beach believes that wearing a helmet is a personal choice for each rider, as long as they are following our state’s helmet laws.
Each rider’s decision to wear — or not wear — a helmet should not interfere with their ability to pursue financial compensation for their injuries when their collision was caused by a negligent driver.
Do I Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Florida?
According to our Florida motorcycle helmet law, riders over the age of 21 do not have to wear a helmet while riding, if they have an insurance policy that includes $10,000 in medical benefits.
Can I Pursue Financial Recovery from the Driver Who Caused by Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation to help pay your medical bills, lost wages, and additional expenses that result from the crash.
If you were operating your motorcycle in line with our Florida laws and were within your rights to wear or not wear a helmet, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused your injuries.
Contact Our Attorney at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling 772-492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by negligence in Florida, contact our experienced Vero Beach Personal Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling 772-492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.