This would qualify as a freak accident.
A passenger on a motorcycle traveling in the Jacksonville area was hit by a ladder that fell from a pickup truck, according to a report. The 59-year old woman is in the hospital with critical head injuries from the Florida motorcycle accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the female passenger was sitting a bit higher than the driver on the Harley on which they were riding, and that’s why she took the brunt of the hit.
The couple is from West Virginia. The woman was not wearing a helmet.
The driver of the truck that improperly secured its ladder has been identified. No word yet on whether charges will be filed, but that certainly should be a consideration in addition to seeking the help of a top motorcycle accident lawyer in Jacksonville.
It is inexcusable for a ladder to fall off a truck and not have any backup rope to at least keep it with the vehicle so an auto accident in Florida like this doesn’t happen.
No word on the insurance condition here, but what do you do if you find out the driver doesn’t have insurance?
And the reality is that in Florida, PIP or Personal Injury Protection has limited coverage of $10,000. That may not be enough to cover a substantial head injury which can take years of medical care.
You must make sure that you have adequate insurance to cover a freak Jacksonville motorcycle accident of this type. If they are uninsured you need to make sure you have adequate uninsured motorist’s coverage. It is advised to get as much as you can. Uninsured motorist coverage will protect your family from bad drivers in freak accidents.
You should also take a moment to see if you are covered for people who are underinsured. This protects you if a wrongdoer doesn’t have enough liability insurance to cover your injuries.
We certainly hope the truck driver carried adequate insurance to cover this woman’s injuries. We wish her the fastest recovery from her injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, then the experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah can help you get financial compensation from negligent individuals.