Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle is a fantastic form of transportation that saves on gas and parking spaces, as well as an enjoyable hobby for hundreds of thousands of Florida residents. Unfortunately, one of the downsides to riding a motorcycle is the inherent danger that large, two-ton passenger vehicles and even larger semi-truck trucks present. Drivers of these vehicles are often speeding, talking or texting on cell phones, or overtly aggressive as they impatiently change lanes and cut off others. Motorcyclists of course do not have any protection against the pavement, road infrastructure, and vehicles other than potentially a helmet and a thin layer of leather at most. If you were hit or run off the road by a careless, impatient, or aggressive driver, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. The Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers of Palmer | Lopez are here to help.
Unfortunately, Florida is the Most Dangerous State for Motorcyclists
Florida’s great all-year weather makes it one of the best states for motorcycle commuting and joy riding. There are just under 600,000 registered motorcycles in Florida, the second highest in the country, according to Statista. Despite so many motorcyclists, drivers are still rarely on the lookout for them, and often fall back on the excuse of “I didn’t see them,” or “They came out of nowhere,” when they hit a motorcyclist. In fact, a study found that Florida is the most dangerous state in which to ride a motorcycle, according to Orlando Weekly.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Collisions
Drivers are most likely to cause serious injury to motorcyclists when they engage in one of the following behaviors, which are all too common these days:
● Distracted driving;
● Aggressive driving;
● Impatient driving;
● Drunk driving; and
● Drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel.
Motorcycle Crash Victims Face an Uphill Battle Because of Unfair Bias
Motorcyclists are often painted as reckless, dangerous to themselves and others, and overall unruly. However, this is generally far from the truth. Drivers, law enforcement, judges, the general public, and insurance companies are all quick to place blame on the motorcyclist, which is why you need an attorney who will fight for your rights and the compensation that you are owed.
Fighting For The Compensation That You Are Owed
Our attorneys help our clients collect the following forms of damages from the negligent party that caused the collision:
● Medical bills;
● Pain and suffering;
● Emotional distress;
● Property damage;
● Lost wages and earning capacity;
● Ongoing care;
● Damages for limitations on household or child raising tasks; and
Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
The injuries faced by motorcyclists are often gruesome, life-threatening, and life-changing. These injuries may not only impact your ability to earn a living in the future, but may also impact your ability to ride and do the things in life that you love. For economic justice, call Palmer | Lopez today at 813-967-8505 to set up a free consultation with our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers.