Pasco County is a great place to ride a motorcycle. Unfortunately, some drivers don’t look twice or are looking for large vehicles and don’t notice motorcycles. When they’re distracted or not paying attention, they can take a left turn in front of a motorcycle or hit the rear end of one.
When It’s Time to Get Serious:
Injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents are often severe. There are times when they’re even fatal. When a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a motorcycle, injuries to the rider can range from any combination of skull, neck, rib and appendage fractures to organ damage with internal bleeding and road rash with infection.
Surgery is often required after a motorcycle crash, and the costs of a hospital, doctors and rehab therapists can financially and emotionally flatten a family.
After suffering severe injuries or losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash, it’s time to get serious and retain the motorcycle accident attorneys in Dade City at Robert Sparks Attorneys.
When you hire us, our objective is to obtain the maximum monetary settlement or award that you deserve.
Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida:
Motorcycles have low and narrow profiles, and they accelerate much quicker than passenger cars. Sometimes, drivers of other vehicles either just don’t see them, or they don’t see them until it’s too late. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injuries or death compared to 20% for passenger vehicle crashes. The NHTSA also reports that about 33% of multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes are caused by other vehicles turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Some other causes that aren’t attributable to motorcyclists include the behavior of others who:
- Are distracted by talking on a cell phone or texting.
- Disobey stop signs and red lights.
- Carelessly and abruptly change lanes of traffic.
- Drive vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both.
- Are otherwise careless and negligent.
Common FL Insurance Complications:
Motorcyclists in Florida who are over the age of 21 who have a minimum of $10,000 of medical insurance aren’t required to wear a helmet. A skull fracture, traumatic brain injury or both can cause medical bills far in excess of $10,000.
Many auto owners in Florida only carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for themselves. Liability insurance isn’t required.
Your own minimum of $10,000 of PIP coverage on your motorcycle insurance won’t be sufficient to cover your medical bills in the event that you’re seriously injured.
When you hire the Dade City motorcycle accident lawyers at Robert Sparks Attorneys, we’re going to search for every source of compensation that might be available to fully cover you for the injuries and damages that you suffered.
Bias Against Motorcyclists:
Insurance companies are typically biased against motorcycle accident victims. They’ll raise bias in efforts to devalue a perfectly legitimate personal injury claim or lawsuit, knowing full well that some judges and jurors are biased against motorcyclists too.
We uncover and expose such biases so that you receive the maximum available settlement or award. Here are some of the biases that we typically see:
- Riding on a motorcycle is inherently dangerous.
- Motorcycles are difficult to see.
- Motorcyclists ride with reckless abandon.
- Motorcyclists assume the risk of injury or death.
Contact a Dade City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today.
If you were injured or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident in or around Dade City or anywhere else in Florida, you need to get serious right away.
Contact Robert Sparks Attorneys, and we’ll arrange for a free consultation and case review with a seasoned attorney from our offices. Our goal is to give you the help that you need during this difficult interim and obtain the maximum settlement or award that you deserve.