Daytona Beach’s Biketoberfest® is just around the corner, making now a great time to remind riders of motorcyclist safety in Florida. It seems like every year there is at least one Biketoberfest accident that makes headlines. We urge riders to be smart and be safe this year to avoid getting injured or worse. Helmets and safety gear go a long way towards minimizing injury. However, if an injury or accident does happen, make one your first calls to an Orlando motorcyclist attorney.
Yes, Motorcyclists Have Rights
Motorcyclists are at a disadvantage on the road. Not only are motorcycles smaller than cars and trucks, they are less protected and less visible. This all adds up to create a dangerous situation for riders, who can suffer more severe injuries when accidents occur.
Also, there is an underlying bias against motorcyclists. There is often an assumption that the motorcyclist is at fault in an accident, even if evidence points to the contrary. Other drivers, insurance companies, and police may hold biases against motorcyclists and assume they are at fault in an accident.
Don’t let scare tactics prevent you from exerting your legal rights to compensation for your injuries. Motorcyclists have the exact same rights as automobile drivers, as tractor-trailer drivers, as pedestrians, etc. That means, if someone else caused the accident that led to your injury you have the right to bring a lawsuit against them to try and obtain compensation to help pay for your medical costs and other damages. An Orlando motorcycle attorney can help make this happen.
Learn More About The Rights Of Motorcyclists In Orlando At Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to know if you have legal recourse to seek compensation, contact an Orlando motorcycle lawyer at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP for a case assessment.
Call us at 888-726-6735 or request a free consultation online to get started.