Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles are popular in Florida. The Sunshine State has more motorcyclists than any other state, and this number increased when it became legal to ride without a helmet. The good news is that the number of motorcycle accidents and fatalities in Florida has gone down in recent years. Still, there were more than 8,000 motorcycle collisions in 2009, with more than 400 fatalities.
Motorcycle accidents can cause significant injuries to the driver or passenger, and making a successful claim for compensation can be complicated. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in the Tampa area, you should consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after the event. A good attorney can help ensure that you get the damages you are entitled to receive.
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There is no mandatory motorcycle insurance in Florida, so the questions of fault and liability for accident-related injuries are not the same as in auto accidents. If you have an insurance policy, it may reimburse you for some of your expenses. You may also be able to file a claim if there is proof that your accident was caused by someone else's negligence. These situations include:
- Inattentive or reckless automobile or truck driver
- Defective equipment
- Hazardous road condition
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Larson Johnson, P.L. know how important it is to perform a thorough investigation of the scene of the accident and the police accident reports to determine who was at fault. Many drivers are not sufficiently aware of motorcycles on the road and fail to yield or stop when a motorcycle has the right of way. If a defective tire, brakes, or protective gear ended up causing an accident and injury, the manufacturer may be liable for damages.
In addition, hazardous road conditions—such as construction debris or unsecured holes in the pavement—can be treacherous for a motorcycle and the property owner or government agency responsible for the road conditions might be liable.
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Motorcycle accident injuries are often severe. Head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries can require extensive medical treatment and a lengthy recovery period. You may have to adjust to living with a permanent disability. Your employment situation might be permanently altered, as well.
Larson Johnson, P.L. helps you make a claim that recognizes the full extent of your injury-related costs, including:
- Medical costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Set up a free consultation today with our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys
Making a successful claim for compensation in a motorcycle accident and determining fault and liability for accident-related injuries can be complicated. Call 813.228.6688 or contact Larson Johnson, PL online today for a free initial consultation on your motorcycle accident case. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers represent seriously injured clients in Tampa, Brandon, Dover, University, Plant City and throughout the state of Florida.