In Tampa Bay, your options to recover damages after a crash could be limited. It is important to be aware of the no-fault rules for bicycle accidents in Florida. If you have any questions whatsoever, contact the experienced injury attorneys at Morgenstern & Herd, PLLC, to schedule a free consultation.
No-Fault Rules for Bicycle Accidents in Florida | Car Insurance
Tampa follows what is known as the “No-Fault” car insurance law. This means that if you are injured in a bicycle accident, no matter who is at fault for causing the accident, you must first file a No-Fault claim under either your own car insurance policy or the other driver’s car insurance policy if you do not have your own car insurance.
No-Fault Rules for Bicycle Accidents in Florida | Damages
No-Fault insurance will pay accident benefits to you for only a part of your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. In order for you to file a lawsuit against the other driver to recover legal damages beyond what the No-Fault laws will pay, you must prove that you suffered a permanent or “serious” injury, such as: significant scarring, disfigurement, loss of a bodily function, death, or where your medical expenses and lost wages are greater than $10,000.
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Tampa No-Fault insurance filing deadlines are short and require immediate action. Ask your attorney to help you file all necessary No-Fault paperwork on time. Our experienced Tampa bicycle accident attorney is here to help you take on the legal process of filing a bike accident claim so that you can focus your energy on your recovery. Please call us today for a free consultation.