Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents, they can be devastating for victims. Making matters worse, motorcycle accidents can commonly be the fault of the other driver or passenger vehicle driver, such as in left-hand turn situations. When a vehicle is turning left, because they do not have the right of way, they may in many cases be liable for causing any accident that results. Unfortunately, this circumstance is common related to motorcycles because many passenger vehicle drivers fail to exercise due care to observe motorcycles, failing to see them and then turning in front of them.
In general, the victim of a motorcycle accident may be able to recover damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages, from the inattentive driver responsible for the injuries they have suffered. In some circumstances, liability may be apportioned, which may adjust the amount of damages the victim can recover according for the accident so as to account for the victim's own role in the crash. This so-called "comparative fault" liability is the law in Florida.