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Have You Suffered an Injury from a Motorcycle Accident?

By Smith & Stallworth  Jul. 9, 2010 4:58p

Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa, Florida

Although motorcycles are a convenient and fun mode of transport, they are unfortunately substantially less safe than automobiles. Motorcycles offer no protection from other vehicles, the ground, or other obstructions during a collision. This causes motorcycle accident victims to often sustain serious, debilitation, or even fatal injuries. Common injuries due to a motorcycle accident are: broken or fractured bones, head trauma, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, burns, amputation, paralysis, and many others.

The small size of motorcycles allows them to move quickly through traffic, but it also make it more difficult for other drivers to see them. Often, motorcycle accidents are caused by another driver who is not paying attention or not following the law. Many serious accidents are caused by one driver committing a traffic violation such as:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Failing to signal
  • Changing lanes without checking blind spots
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Impaired driving due to conditions such as driver fatigue
  • Street racing

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that was not caused by another vehicle, there may be a premises liability if the road conditions were poor or improperly maintained, or a defective product suit if the motorcycle equipment was not working correctly.

Whenever an automobile accident is the result of driver negligence or recklessness, the victims will need to retain a Tampa personal injury lawyer who can gather the necessary evidence and ensure that they are compensated for damages related to the accident. In addition to medical bills, future medical treatment, and rehabilitation, victims can also be compensated for lost wages, decreased earning capacity if the injury interferes with the victim's job, emotional suffering, and overall quality of life reduction. A motorcycle accident can have physical and psychological consequences for the rest of your life. You should not have to pay any more than you already have for another's mistakes.

At Smith & Stallworth, we understand the physical and emotional toll that a serious injury can take. We offer a free initial consultation during which we can discuss the details of the accident and decide whether a personal injury suit is worthwhile.

Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorney at our firm to schedule your consultation.

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