Are Motorcycle Accident Injuries Covered By Florida’s PIP Insurance?
When motorcyclists suffer injuries in South Florida motorcycle accidents, they often want to know if they can seek coverage under Florida’s Personal Injury Insurance Protection (PIP) insurance. However, because the law doesn’t require motorcyclists to carry PIP insurance—as it is only required for vehicles with four wheels or more—the coverage does not extend to motorcyclists, even if they also have cars covered by PIP insurance.
This means that it can be difficult for injured motorcycle riders to collect the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries following a crash. The good news is that because motorcycle riders are not covered by PIP insurance, they also are not limited in the amount of damages they may recover. If the injured motorcyclist was not at fault for the wreck, he or she can pursue compensation from the negligent driver who caused the crash and collect for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and their remaining losses.
Because these cases can be complex, it is wise to have a skilled South Florida accident attorney contact the other driver’s insurance company. If you have suffered an injury in a Broward County motorcycle accident, the attorney you hire can negotiate with the insurance company, protect your interests, and help you get the most compensation possible in your case.
To hire a lawyer who will advocate on your behalf and will try to get you the best possible financial recovery, contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a free consultation today at 954-677-0155.