Motorcycle Accident Injuries
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tampa, you may be wondering about your future. You could be eligible to receive financial compensation for any injuries you may have sustained. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers discuss motorcycle accident injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries | Common Causes of Accidents
In the event of a motorcycle accident, motorcycle riders are exposed to the possibility of great physical injury or death. If you have been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may face physical, emotional, and financial hardships. A motorcycle accident can change your life forever. They can happen in an instant. They can happen for the following reasons:
- Hazardous roads
- Hit and runs
- Design defects in the motorcycle
- Negligence of other drivers
Motorcycle Accident Injuries | Common Injuries
The exposed nature of motorcycles, speed, and circumstances of the crash greatly influence the extent of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. The most common injuries include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Amputated limbs
- Facial disfigurement
Many of these conditions may require extensive diagnostics, repeated surgeries, rehabilitation and may involve long standing effects on victims. Our Lawyers are ardent fighters for your rights and interests.
You may be worried that because you were not wearing a helmet, you won’t be able to receive compensation for your head injury. Since Florida does not require you to wear a helmet by law, there is some leniency here. Your claim may be reduced in value because you were not wearing a helmet, but you can still file a claim, especially if your injuries are not head related.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries | Compensation
Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. That means that, unlike some states, you can receive compensation even if you were more at fault than the other party. It truly is a lucky thing if you were fairly at fault for the accident. The only draw back is that for the amount you are determined to be at fault, your award will be reduced by that percentage. For example, if you were 80% at fault, you would only be able to get 20% at fault.
In most motorcycle cases, the other party is at fault for the accident due to there being a lack of awareness of motorcycles on the road. If a driver swerved into your lane, or made a left hand turn from the other side of the road and side-swiped you, you may be found at fault for none of the accident. Let’s say, however that you were only at fault for 10% of the accident. Because Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, you will be able to collect 90% of your award.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our experienced Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.