Bicycle accidents and resulting injuries in Jacksonville Florida are a frequent problem.
If a child or an adult bicycle rider is injured in Florida after being hit by a motor vehicle, insurance benefits including Personal Injury Protection may help the victim pay for medical bills. Florida Statute 627.736 provides as follows:
Required personal injury protection benefits; exclusions; priority; claims.–
(1) REQUIRED BENEFITS.–Every insurance policy complying with the security requirements of s. 627.733 shall provide personal injury protection to the named insured, relatives residing in the same household, persons operating the insured motor vehicle, passengers in such motor vehicle, and other persons struck by such motor vehicle and suffering bodily injury while not an occupant of a self-propelled vehicle, subject to the provisions of subsection (2) and paragraph (4)(d), to a limit of $10,000 for loss sustained by any such person as a result of bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle.
If you have a question about Florida Personal Injury Protection or other insurance benefits, it is important to contact a Jacksonville Florida personal injury attorney / lawyer to discuss your rights.