In 2015, Florida led the nation in the number of motorcycle fatalities, and the number of fatalities increased by 8% nationwide since 2014.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The hard truth is that other drivers make riding a motorcycle a dangerous method of transportation. Motorcyclists have the same right to use our roadways safely as all other drivers. It’s the responsibility of every driver to take extra caution and respect the rights of all vehicles, especially motorcycles and bicycles.
Over the past 35 years, The Ruth Law Team has earned a reputation for providing experienced high-quality representation to clients who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents. We’ve been there for the families of those who have tragically lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. We know how to conduct an in-depth investigation, carefully preserve and skillfully present all evidence, and demand full restitution. You can go to Our Results and see how we’ve helped victims get the financial compensation they deserve for their loss and their recovery.
Common Questions after a Motorcycle Accident
Who pays to get my motorcycle fixed if the at-fault driver had no insurance?
If the at-fault driver damaged your motorcycle and doesn’t have any insurance coverage, it’s important to see if you have Collision coverage under your insurance policy. If you have Collision coverage on your motorcycle, you can go through your own insurance coverage to have your motorcycle repaired or replaced. Of course, the at-fault party is always responsible for their acts of negligence. If you don’t have Collision coverage and the at-fault driver doesn’t have any insurance, you may file a lawsuit against the individual responsible for the damage to your motorcycle. This process is often much more time consuming then going through insurance to repair or replace your motorcycle, and there is no guarantee you will be able to actually collect any money from the at-fault individual, even if you do obtain a judgment. An experienced motorcycle attorney at The Ruth Law Team would be happy to review your options in a free consultation.
I was injured when a car cut me off and then drove away. Can I file a claim through my own insurance?
Potentially. If the other driver was who at-fault for causing your injuries subsequently left the scene, and neither the driver/owner of that vehicle have been able to be identified, under Florida law they are considered to be an uninsured motorist. If you carry Uninsured/Under Insured Motorist (UM) coverage with your insurance policy, your insurance should provide coverage for your injuries, and in essence, take the place of the unknown uninsured motorist’s insurance company. Additionally, if you have Medical Payments coverage with your policy, this would be an additional means of getting your medical expenses compensated for through your insurance company. Keep in mind, though, that while it is your insurance company, the insurance company is going to be looking out for their best interests. To protect your financial interests, speak with an experienced attorney concerning your rights.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact an attorney at The Ruth Law Team at 1-888-STEVE-RUTH (1-888-783-8378) for a free consultation. We have served the Tampa Bay community and beyond for more than 35 years. Let The Ruth Law Team put our experience and resources to work for you so you can focus on putting your life back together.