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My husband was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. He said the other driver didn’t signal before changing lanes. What can we do?

 

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Turn signals are very important because they reveal to other motorists what drivers are planning to do and which direction they are moving in. This is why it is the law that every driver needs to use his blinkers in order to signal his intentions and reduce the amount of crashes.

Not only is it against the law when drivers fail to use their turn signals, but it is also negligent. Sometimes drivers decide not to use their signals because they don’t see other cars; however, it is possible they overlook motorcycles sharing the road with them. Whether a driver simply failed to follow the road rules or was distracted while driving, driver negligence is to blame when drivers fail to signal before changing lanes.

If your husband suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash as a result of another driver’s negligence, he should have a claim for damages. Typically, a motorcycle injury victim such as your husband will deserve more compensation than the insurance company will initially offer. Insurance companies also regularly make less generous offers to injured parties who have not retained legal counsel.

For these reasons, it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney and pursue a personal injury claim in order to get compensated for your husband’s medical bills, property damage, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To find out about your husband’s rights and remedies and to learn more about personal injury claims, you can request a FREE copy of our book, What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck, or Bike Accident.