Motorcycle Accident FAQ

michaelMotorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more frequent than other types of accidents, do first result in serious injury or death more than auto accidents. According to the federal government from miles traveled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents, so it certainly pays for motorcyclists to learn about the different and more frequent causes of accidents.

 

What Are The Chances Of Dying In A Motorcycle Accident

The chances of dying in a motorcycle accident are significant. According to the federal government per mile travelled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. Therefore, it is extremely important that you take all precautions when riding a motorcycle from the gear that you should be wearing to protect yourself as well as carefully paying attention to the roadway and other drivers around you.

What Is An Average Settlement For A Motorcycle Accident

The average settlement for a motorcycle accident depends upon the extent of your injuries and the insurance coverage available or the assets of the at-fault party. If your injuries are more extensive requiring medical treatment or future medical treatment or you have sustained lost wages or future lost wages because of the accident, those items will increase the value of your accident – motorcycle accident claim. It is suggested that you seek a lawyer to help you determine the amount of available insurance coverage to compensate you for your motorcycle accident and to determine a fair value for your injuries and your pain and suffering that you may have sustained in a motorcycle accident.

What is the most common type of motorcycle accident?

Michael Steinger:The most common type of motorcycle accident is crashes involving motorcycles and other moving vehicles. Approximately 78 percent of the time motorcyclists are struck by – from the front by another automobile or moving vehicle. The impact between an automobile or car and a motorcycle is the greatest risk to a motorcyclist and the most common cause of motorcycle accidents.

What Should You Do If You Witness A Motorcycle Accident

If you have witnessed a motorcycle accident it is important that you stop at the scene of the accident and offer to render any help that may be needed to the motorcyclist or anybody else who could potentially be injured in the accident. Additionally, you need to call 911 or your local police department and alert them of the accident, its location and whether or not there may be any injuries involved. As a witness, giving this information will help the injured victim in bringing their claim, so it’s extremely important that you provide your name, your address, your phone number, and any other contact information that you may have to any of the parties involved in the accident or to 911 or any police officers that may be present at the scene.

What Are The Helmet Laws In Florida

There are helmet laws. They differ from state to state. In Florida, for instance, there is no requirement that you wear a helmet as long as your motorcycle is insured and you carry bodily injury coverage. If you do not, then the law says that you must wear a helmet. The helmet laws vary from state to state, so you need to look at the local DMV whether online or in person to determine what helmet laws are required for your state.

 

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