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Many injured individuals don’t retain legal representation because they think they can’t afford to do so, which is unfortunate. This is why Todd Miner handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t charge our clients any legal fees or costs unless we recover compensation on their behalf.
By working together, we can make our roads and communities safer by holding negligent drivers accountable for their careless actions behind the wheel. Our Motorcycle accident lawyer in Orlando can help you obtain fair compensation by pursuing an injury case against the responsible party.
Filing an injury claim can help you cover costs and damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Wage loss
- Property loss
- Car repairs
- Pain and suffering
What Are the Different Road Rash Injuries?
“Road rash” is a colloquial term for skin abrasion injuries caused by contact between the body and the road. These are some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents.
Even relatively minor road rash can result in severe pain, as the skin is scraped away, leading to serious bleeding, redness, and inflammation. In very serious cases, road rash can lead to nerve damage and/or life-threatening infection. While minor road rash injuries can be effectively treated at home, large or deep abrasions will likely require medical attention.
When to seek medical attention for road rash injuries:
- The affected area is larger than the palm of your hand
- Underlying muscle, tissue, or bone is visible
- There is excessive bleeding
- The injury is on an area of the body prone to infection, such as the hands, feet, or face
- You are unable to clean debris from the wound
- There are signs of infection, such as draining, increased pain, flu-like symptoms, etc.
It may be possible to recover compensation for your medical treatment if your motorcycle accident resulted from another person or party’s negligence. Todd Miner and his motorcycle accident attorneys can help you understand your potential legal options during a free initial consultation. Todd has been a motorcycle rider since childhood and knows firsthand the perspective of motorcycle riders involved in accidents.
What Are Florida's Motorcycle Laws?
Ostensibly, Florida motorcycle laws are intended to protect riders, their passengers, and other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians sharing the road. As a motorcyclist, it is important that you know and follow these laws, not only to ensure your own safety but the safety of others as well.
In order to ride a motorcycle in the state of Florida, you must have a motorcycle endorsement. This endorsement, typically added onto your driver’s license, proves you have completed the required special motorcycle training in order to ride.
Additionally, to lawfully operate a motorcycle in Florida, you must meet certain insurance requirements. If you are over the age of 21 and wish to ride without a motorcycle helmet, you may do so as long as you carry a minimum of $10,000 in medical insurance coverage. While this coverage is ideal for any motorcyclist, it is mandatory for those who wish to lawfully ride without a helmet. If you are under the age of 21, you must wear a helmet, regardless of your insurance coverage. While the Florida Supreme Court has not ruled directly on whether or not a motorcyclist’s failure to wear a helmet constitutes negligence per se, thereby reducing the total damages a plaintiff can recover, it is possible that a judge or jury may consider this issue. In both matters of personal safety and civil negligence, it is best to wear a helmet while operating or riding a motorcycle.
There are many additional motorcycle laws in Florida, including the law that motorcyclists must use their headlight at all times, including in the day, and the law that motorcyclists may use a full traffic lane. Additionally, motorcyclists are prohibited from weaving in and out of traffic or violating any other standard traffic laws, such as obeying stop signs and signals, right-of-way rules, and more. If a motorcyclist is determined to have broken the law, it will likely reduce his or her total allowable recovery under Florida’s comparative negligence rule.