Don’t let a moped accident ruin your fun!
Florida is a state that is filled with tourist attractions and fun activities. Renting and riding mopeds across the state is one of the best ways to enjoy our scenery. However, moped riding can quickly become stressful if you’ve been involved in an accident. At Stevenson Klotz, we recognize that you want to put your accident behind you and move on with your life. Whether it happened on vacation or just on a fun outing, moped accidents shouldn’t ruin your adventures. We will work to ensure you get a settlement to cover your damages and injuries, so your moped accident can be a thing of the past. Only an experienced, Pensacola FL moped accident lawyer can get you the settlement you deserve.
Moped accidents are on the rise.
In recent years, it has become popular to ride mopeds and other motorized scooters all over town. There are even apps that you can use to rent scooters and then return them. With this surplus of moped riders, there are more accidents on the road. Some of these accidents are the fault of the rider, but others are the fault of negligent drivers. Mopeds are small and the slowest vehicle on the road. They aren’t meant to travel long distances and are used recreationally. You don’t need a registration for these vehicles but you do need a license, and you have to keep them on roads with lower speed limits.
Aren’t mopeds the safest vehicles on the road?
No, even though you might think so. Some people think that serious traffic accidents only occur at higher speeds. While it’s true that higher speeds do cause significant damage, lower speeds are just as dangerous. On a moped, you have limited safety gear, and there is still a risk of serious injury or fatality. Many riders on mopeds are almost invisible on the road. Thankfully, the majority of moped accidents are due to the negligence of another party.
It’s time to hire a moped accident lawyer.
If you’re in town on vacation, your moped accident could prematurely end your plans. If you sustain serious injuries, you’ll be focused on recovering and getting home. Before you leave the scene of an accident make sure to talk to legal counsel. We recommend contacting an attorney the minute that you leave your accident. First, make sure that everyone is ok. Second, call the police to file a report, and finally, you should contact an injury lawyer experienced in moped accidents. These cases rely heavily on investigating the scene and collecting witness testimony. It’s important that we start building your case as soon as possible.
What are some of the causes of moped accidents?
Similar to cars, mopeds have their own set of issues. The faster that you drive a moped the harder that it is to control. So, many people are involved in accidents when they travel in speeds over 20 MPH on a moped. Mopeds are more likely to get in an accident if they are on a road that has 4 or more lanes. Finally, mopeds are also in accidents because of bad lighting. Most mopeds have a front light, but the visibility of these recreational vehicles is very poor.
Mopeds are also in accidents because of the negligence of other drivers. Cars rarely pay attention to motorcycles on the road and mopeds are even smaller. It’s easy for a moped to be hit while it is hidden in a car’s blind spot.
Am I insured?
Many moped drivers are uninsured. If you have a car, you need to check to see if recreational vehicles are covered in your insurance policy. If you are renting a moped, you need to ask the rental company what their insurance policy is. Before getting on a moped, know that if you are uninsured you’re liable for any damages. If the rental agency has liability insurance, you should be covered while you are out on the road. Make sure that you protect yourself before you get out on the roadway.
If you have been injured in a moped accident, contact our office today. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss all of your options. The sooner you contact us, the stronger your case will be.