Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Even when you wear all of the right gear – helmet, jeans, gloves, jacket, boots – and know how to ride and handle a motorcycle, crashes still happen. Unfortunately, you have to share the road with careless and inattentive drivers out there that are not trained to look out for motorcycles.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Because riding a motorcycle can be riskier than riding in a car, motorcycle riders always have to be extra careful and alert when navigating Florida's roads.
According to the Automobile Association of America, Florida has more motorcycle-related deaths than any other state in the country. In fact, the number of crashes and traffic fatalities has been going up, not down, despite significant advances in automobile safety and technology. 2016 was the first year in 50 years in which the number of traffic deaths increased from the year before. The likely culprit? Distracted driving and the use of cell phones while driving.
Motorcycle Accidents Cause Severe Injuries
Because motorcycles do not have crumple zones, airbags, or collision warning systems like most modern cars, the injuries caused by motorcycle accidents are usually severe and can even cause death. Some common injuries include broken bones, road rash, spinal cord damage, and mild to traumatic brain injuries.
Get Medical Attention and Gather Information
After a motorcycle accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you can, take pictures of the crash scene and get the names and phone numbers of witnesses. Always call law enforcement so you have an official report of the crash.
Hire the Right Attorney, Right Away
When choosing an attorney to represent you for an injury caused by a motorcycle accident, you should select a lawyer with the knowledge, skill, and experience to handle your case effectively.