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    Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

    We fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Generally, Florida has great weather allowing people to ride their motorcycles year-round. Whether you ride for fun, to save money on fuel, or because it’s more practical for your commute motorcycles have a downside. Unfortunately, they put you at a higher risk of injury. Especially, since motorcycles don’t have all the safety features vehicles have. The Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers understand how devasting an accident is for motorcyclists. And will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    Typically, many motorcycle accidents occur due to the negligence of other motorists. So, here are some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

    • Distracted driving
    • Driving while under the influence
    • Failing to signal a turn or lane change
    • Hitting a patch of gravel
    • Struck from behind
    • Slippery road conditions
    • Opening of car doors
    • Aggressive or hostile driving

    To tell the truth, injuries from a motorcycle accident could prevent the rider from returning to work. Also, to make matters worse the insurance industry has a preconception about motorcyclists. And, they assume motorcyclists are reckless. Thus, labeling them risk-takers making it difficult to receive fair compensation. So, if you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident call the Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer at RHINO Lawyers – we will fight for you!

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    Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented well over a million people who treated in emergency rooms for motorcycle accident injuries. It then recorded the location of the injuries on the victim’s body. Additionally, the legs, and feet accounted for about 30 percent of all injuries. These consisted of fractures, dislocations, and joint damage. About 22 percent were to the neck and head in the form of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Followed closely by “upper trunk” injuries to the chest, shoulders, and spine. Then, arm and hand injuries followed hip and pelvis injuries. As per the Hurt Report, injuries to the head and chest caused most motorcyclist fatalities.

    Damages

    Unless you otherwise overcome the no-fault threshold. The first $10,000 of your medical bills and other losses will come from your own insurance company under your personal injury protection coverage. After that, you can seek damages directly from the party who was responsible for your accident. So, expect the medical bills and lost time from work to be financially and emotionally overwhelming. And, under Florida law, those damages ordinarily consist of the following:

    • Past and future medical bills.
    • Past and future lost earnings.
    • Any permanent disfigurement.
    • Any permanent disability.
    • Pain and suffering.
    • Loss of a normal life.
    • Other substantial damages in the event of wrongful death.

    WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

    Finally, you should protect yourself and your rights after a motorcycle accident. As a matter of fact, most people don’t know what to do after an accident. So, these tips can help anyone involved in a motorcycle or car accident.

    • Stop and Get to Safety – In all honesty, you should never leave an accident. Instead, if your motorcycle is drivable move it the side of the road out of traffic. Then, check yourself and passengers for injuries. Next, check on the other driver if possible. But, if you have injuries call 911 and don’t move.
    • Call the Police – Always call the police when in an auto accident. They will file an accident report. More importantly, you will need this report when you file your claim.
    • Exchange Information – Even if they do not have insurance, you will need their contact and vehicle details. Furthermore, you should get the contact information from any witnesses.
    • Document the Details – You will need to write down the other driver’s vehicle information, time and location of the accident, and the officer’s name with a badge number. Also, try to document any details that may help when you file your claim.
    • Take Pictures – Additionally, take pictures of the accident scene. Include photos of the damage to each vehicle, the license plate of the other driver, and traffic signs.
    • Seek Medical Attention – Often, injuries are not immediately apparent. So, don’t wait to seek medical attention from your local emergency room or your family physician right away.
    • Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Actually, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney after an accident. Because a motorcycle accident lawyer can use their knowledge of relevant laws to help protect your rights. As well as, handling all the paperwork and filing deadlines. Thus, allowing you to focus on recovering and getting your life back to normal.

    CONTACT YOUR FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

    Let RHINO Lawyers’ motorcycle accident attorneys start helping you immediately by giving you free advice regarding the facts of your case.

    So, get YOUR Free Case Analysis now by texting us, chatting with us online, completing the form below, or by calling 844.RHINO.77.

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