Our Tampa Motorcycle Accident Experts Are Here to Help
Motorcycle accidents are by and large the most fatal of the accident types we encounter. In fact, nearly 20% of the state’s vehicle fatalities are motorcycle accident related. Not being surrounded by the same protection a car or truck offers, motorcycle accidents lend to the significant amount of severe injuries and fatalities in this accident class.
Reasons motorcycle accidents occur
Sadly, a lot of motorcycle accidents occur due to the motorcycle drivers themselves. Other times, road conditions play a factor due to wet or icy roads. The accidents that don’t fall into the category above are then generally due to the negligence of other drivers. Because motorcycles a smaller in size, it can be easier to miss them during a lane change or while attempting to turn. The poor judging of distance can also play a role as motorcycles may come upon other traffic very quickly.
Motorcycle accidents often lead to devastating injuries
Common forms of accidents, in general, are a failure to stop in time at a stop sign or traffic light. Being rear-ended is by and large the most common form of accident we encounter on the roadways. With a motorcycle having to frame or protection around it the way a car, truck, or van would have, even a low-speed impact could throw, cripple, or kill a motorcycle rider.
What should you do after a motorcycle accident?
As with any accident, you should always take care of yourself first and seek immediate medical treatment if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. If you are able, whether it be yourself or if a family member has arrived on the scene to help, try and get contact information from eyewitnesses and take pictures of the accident. This will smooth out the process once you speak to a motorcycle injury lawyer to seek damage recovery.
What about my property and injuries?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive damage compensation. As with other accidents that result in damage you may be eligible for:
- Lost work time
- Medical and physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your motorcycle and other property
Our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to talk to you as soon as possible Schedule your free consultation today to learn more the compensation you may be entitled to due to your motorcycle accident. Call us anytime day or night at 1-877-430-9299 or fill our consultation form to get started.