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Tampa Motorcycle Accidents and Their Contributing Factors

Every accident is different, and the specific factors that led to its occurrence may vary widely. That said, there are several causes we see more frequently than others when it comes to motorcycle-involved collisions. We can draw conclusions from motorcycle accident statistics and can analyze this information to get a better idea of what parties may be held legally responsible.

At Robert Sparks Attorneys, we represent victims of motorcycle accidents in and around Tampa, Florida. If you would like to learn more about our firm and how we may be able to help with a specific case, we welcome you to call and schedule a free case review at any time. A Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer can offer insight that applies to your unique situation.

You can also learn more about the leading causes of motorcycle collisions by reviewing the information on this website.

  • Issues with Visibility
    One of the greatest dangers motorcyclists face involves the ability of other drivers to see them and their bikes. Far too many motorcycle accidents have been caused by drivers who just "didn't see" the motorcyclist or who say "the motorcycle came out of nowhere." Obviously a motorcycle would not materialize out of thin air, so these collisions involve drivers who were not looking for motorcycles. Bikes are smaller and more difficult to see than other vehicles, but this does not excuse a distracted or careless driver.

  • Traffic Violations
    Failing to yield the right of way, running a red light, speeding, drunk driving, following too closely – the types of traffic violations that may lead to motorcycle accidents are numerous. Traffic laws are in place to keep our roads safe and to keep traffic flowing. Motorists and motorcyclists who violate traffic laws greatly increase their chances of being involved in collisions.

  • Distracted and Drunk Drivers
    A driver who is distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol cannot operate a motor vehicle as well as a distraction and alcohol-free driver. Texting while driving has been shown to increase a driver's chances of an accident by 23 times, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Alcohol and drugs, including prescription medications, can impair vision, motor skills, reaction time and judgment. Distracted and drunk drivers can cause serious motorcycle accidents.

  • Speeding
    When a motorcyclist or other driver speeds, his or her ability to safely maneuver a vehicle will be adversely affected. Speeding may be defined as driving faster than the posted speed limit on a roadway or driving faster than is safe for current weather, traffic or road conditions. Speeding contributes to about one-third of traffic fatalities in the U.S. each year and is also a leading cause of motorcycle-involved collisions.

  • Inexperienced Riders
    Motorcyclists who are inexperienced are at a greater risk of causing or being involved in traffic accidents. An unlicensed rider or a rider with little experience may not know how to react to a hazard in the road or another emergency situation, for example. An inexperienced rider may also be unfamiliar with operating a bike on steep curves or slick roads. Lack of experience is another potential cause of motorcycle accidents.

  • External Factors
    Some motorcycle collisions can be traced to third parties, which would include someone other than the motorcyclist or another driver. Defective motorcycle parts, hazardous roadways and adverse weather conditions are three examples of external factors that may lead to motorcycle crashes.

Ask a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you want to discuss your case and what may have caused your accident, call a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney at our firm. During a free consultation, you can ask any pressing questions and can gain insight that will help you make informed choices about your case. We are experienced, dedicated and ready to fight for our clients' rights in motorcycle accident claims and lawsuits.

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At Robert Sparks Attorneys, we're proud of the verdicts and settlements we secure on behalf of our clients. 
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  • $1.5 Million Settlement Recovered for Wrongful Death
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  • $450,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Property Insurance Claim
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  • $400,000 Settlement Recovered for Auto Collision Injuries
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