In the first six months of 2022 alone, there have been 4,576 motorcycle crashes in Florida, resulting in 3,961 injuries and 289 deaths.
Motorcycle crashes are usually more devastating than crashes involving passenger vehicles. Motorcycles offer inadequate protection for riders, leading to more serious injuries during a crash. It’s also common for motorcyclists to get ejected during a collision.
Regardless of fault, exposed motorcyclists usually suffer the brunt of severe or deadly injuries. As such, you must get a lawyer to help you pursue financial compensation after getting into an accident on your motorcycle.
Who Pays for The Damages Resulting from My Motorcycle Accident?
In a motorcycle crash, the at-fault motorist may be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. This applies even if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.
You can hold the at-fault motorist liable for the following accident-associated damages:
- Past, current, and any future medical bills
- Lost wages, including losses because of reduced earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Costs for replacing or repairing your motorcycle
- Burial and funeral costs in case of wrongful death
To hold the at-fault motorist responsible for their negligent behavior and demand compensation from them, you can file a personal injury claim. The claim may resolve through a settlement agreement out of court or decided in a trial.
How a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
If you’re planning on seeking compensation for your motorcycle crash injuries and losses, you will need the legal guidance, experience, and resources of a seasoned Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer. Whether through a negotiated settlement or in a jury trial, a lawyer will handle all the legal aspects of your case and:
- Launch a thorough investigation of the crash
- Collect and preserve evidence from the scene
- Figure out all potentially at-fault and liable parties
- Identify and review all the insurance policies that you can seek compensation from
- Negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer
To secure the largest possible settlement for your claim, you’ll need a seasoned negotiator who can handle intimidating insurance companies. If your case heads to trial, you’ll want an experienced trial lawyer to advocate for fair compensation on your behalf.
Consult with a Seasoned Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured due to another motorist’s negligence while riding your motorcycle? The Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer of Hancock Injury Attorneys will guide you through bringing a legal claim against the motorists that caused your injuries and other damages.
Our lawyer will review the facts of your case. They will determine the best legal options moving forward. Their goal is to help you recover the compensation you deserve to address your accident-related losses.
Set up a consultation with our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer by dialing 813-915-1110. Or, you can do so by reaching us online.