Serious Personal Injury Recovery For Motorcycle Collisions
Florida is fast becoming a dangerous place to ride a motorcycle. The state has one of the worst fatality rates in the United States for riders. Though the vast majority of bikers are careful and courteous on the road, there may be nothing they can do to avoid a wreck when a careless, dangerous or intoxicated motorist is bearing down on them. When a car and motorcycle collide, it is almost always the rider who suffers the most serious, potentially disabling injuries.
When it is time to seek financial restitution for your medical bills, lost wages and more losses caused by your motorcycle accident, Burnett Law, P.A., can help. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers each works directly with their clients. You will get total focus on your case until your claim is resolved. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Tampa office.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists do not have the same structural protections that drivers of cars and trucks enjoy. Therefore, the likelihood of serious bodily injury or death increases when a motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle collision. Motorcyclists have the same rights and duties as those driving larger cars and trucks. Unfortunately, sometimes they are not as easy to see, especially when other drivers are speeding or distracted with their cellphone.
Because of the design of motorcycles, motorcyclists are more prone to severe injuries than a driver or passenger in other vehicles. Some of these injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries and head injuries (although wearing a properly fitted helmet can significantly reduce the chances of suffering a severe head injury
- Neck and spine injuries as motorcyclists are more prone to being thrown off of their motorcycles during a crash
- Amputations of limbs and fingers as body parts can become severed or caught between the motorcycle and the road or the motorcycle and another vehicle
- Pelvic and hip injuries, mainly as the result of the way the rider must straddle the motorcycle and the stress placed on these joints during a crash
How We Assist Injured Riders
We encourage you to independently survey the traffic when you are driving and notice how many drivers of cars and trucks are using cellphones while driving versus those riding motorcycles. The odds are that you will see very few motorcyclists using phones to check emails or texts because they are generally singularly focused on the road.
When an injured rider turns to us for legal help, we get to work. Among the things we can do for you:
- Connect you with local doctors and physical therapists
- Fill out or review your insurance claim to make sure it is complete and error-free
- Negotiate a sufficient settlement with the insurance company, or pursue a lawsuit if necessary
- Answer all your emails and phone calls promptly, giving you the information you need
Our assistance will help you get your life back on track more quickly.
Because Florida is a “comparative negligence state,” even if the motorcyclist is partially at fault for the accident, he/she can still recover a percentage of the total damages. If you believe you were partly responsible for the crash, do not presume you cannot pursue your right to recovery.
Help For Injured Motorcyclists
At Burnett Law, P.A., we help injured patients recover compensation for their injuries, additional treatment costs, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of chance of survival and other damages. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death from a motorcycle accident and you believe that the accident arose as a result of the negligence of the other party, we encourage you to call Burnett Law, P.A., at 813.221.5000 for a free consultation. Se Habla Español.