Pinellas Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you’ve recently been in a motorcycle accident, you may have already noticed your insurance agency trying to give you the runaround. Here’s a little not-so-secret fact: insurance companies don’t like motorcyclists. They’ll try to paint them as reckless, so they don’t need to pay out any claims. 

That’s where we come into the picture. As experienced Pinellas Park motorcycle accident lawyer, we are used to winning against insurance agencies trying to relieve themselves of the responsibility of paying for damages motorcyclists are entitled to. 

 

Pinellas Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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Why Do You Need a Pinellas Park Motorcycle Accident Attorney? 

The majority of motorcycle accidents (around 75%) involve another vehicle, and you should be entitled to compensation. However, insurance agencies don’t care about your pain, suffering, or medical bills. They’re there to weasel their way out of paying any claims, and they’ll try to say that the accident was your fault. 

A skilled Pinellas Park motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to counter the tactics insurance agencies use. We’ll collect evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault. We’ll fight for you, so you get all the compensation you deserve. 

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents? 

The predominating cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of the other driver to notice the motorcyclist. Most drivers in the United States are trained to look for other cars, not motorcycles. 

Many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections or blind curves. Intersections are dangerous because car drivers often turn without looking where they are going. Blind curves are even more dangerous. Trucks and buses often speed around blind curves in a rush to get to their destinations, sometimes in the wrong lane, leading to severe collisions. 

Motorcycle accidents also happen when rushed drivers illegally overtake other vehicles, without noticing the biker in front of the vehicle they are overtaking. Other culprits include:

  • Distracted drivers not looking at the road
  • Tired drivers falling asleep at the wheel
  • Delivery drivers in a rush and driving recklessly
  • Drunk drivers not able to control their vehicles
  • Poorly maintained vehicles that go out of control and hit motorcyclists

 

If, as a motorcyclist, you were involved in a collision with a delivery truck, you can usually sue the delivery company for damages. However, you’ll need solid proof that the driver was at fault or that the company was at fault for hiring an unlicensed driver, not giving their driver breaks, or not maintaining their vehicles. 

Which Injuries Can You Get Compensation For? 

Common injuries that victims of motorbike accidents deal with include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Road rash
  • Internal bleeding
  • Amputation
  • Eye injuries (they are common if you wear glasses)
  • Dental injuries, such as broken teeth

 

You are not limited to reimbursement of medical bills. You could sue for other losses too, such as emotional damage and lost income if you were unable to work. We’ll determine how much indemnification you should be entitled to and help you get all of it. 

Also, it doesn’t matter what type of bike you ride. Whether you ride a cruiser, chopper, sport bike, moped, scooter, Hayabusa, or anything else, don’t let the insurance company evade their responsibility. 

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident? 

If you get into a crash with another motorist, call the police right away. Don’t move anything before they arrive. The most important thing you can do is to document everything. Take videos and pictures of the scene and your injuries. If there were people around, get their contact information, so you can retain them as witnesses as to how the accident transpired. 

Save all your medical bills too, as that will be important when you fight for damage reparations. Above all, call a lawyer! Having experienced legal help will ensure you don’t lose the compensation you rightfully deserve. 

After a chopper, cruiser, sport bike, scooter, or moped accident, you need to spend time recuperating; you don’t have time to investigate the case and combat the insurance agency yourself. 

What If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet? 

There’s a common misconception that many bikers have, which is that they won’t be able to win in court if they weren’t wearing a helmet. That’s just not the case. In Florida, you are not legally required to wear a helmet if you are licensed, have insurance that covers at least $10,000 in medical expenses, and are above the age of 21. 

Even if you were at fault in some way for the collision, you can still get compensation. In Florida, the compensation you are owed depends on how much you are to blame. 

The court may decide, for example, that you were 20% responsible for the crash. You may still be eligible for 80% of the damages! Rarely will you be solely at fault, so you typically have the right to some monetary reward. 

Contact Pinellas Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Help

Serving Tampa, Clearwater, and St Petersburg from our Pinellas Park office, we have 30 years of experience fighting for victims of motor accidents. Regardless of how the accident ensued, we’ll use our expertise to get you what you are owed. 

We know how rough it can be after a motorcycle accident and how frustrating it is to deal with insurance agencies. We offer a sympathetic ear — we’ll listen to your concerns and explain what you are entitled to and how we’ll obtain it for you. The sooner you get started, the better, so contact us for a free, no-cost consultation.