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The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Florida

Winters & Yonker PA Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

People ride motorcycles in Florida for a number of reasons: avoiding traffic, scenic views, back roads, easy parking, thrill, and exhilaration. However, unfortunately it’s that same thrill and exhilaration that makes motorcycle riding dangerous. Motorcycle accidents frequently occur on Florida’s busy roads. 

If you were in a motorcycle accident in Florida, speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney at Winters & Yonker as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving the maximum compensation. As a leading Tampa personal injury attorney, Winters & Yonker assists victims of motorcycle accidents and auto accidents every day.

What to do after a motorcycle accident

Ask everyone involved about any injuries, administer first aid and call 9-1-1 or an ambulance if necessary. Document the scene with photos or videos. Move the vehicles involved to a safe location out of the traffic lanes, try to move injured persons as little as possible.

Exchange information with the other driver or drivers. This information should include:

Name, address, email address, and any additional contact information including insurance information. This information will become important for insurance companies or attorneys who need this later.

Drivers license and vehicle plate numbers for all involved drivers and their vehicles.

Statements from the other drivers or from passersby regarding the accident. A Florida attorney can acquire this information later too. Important, do your best not to not volunteer information, any comments can be used against you in court.

Contact law enforcement and answer their questions honestly. Note again, do not volunteer additional or extraneous information or admit liability.

Seek medical attention sooner than later. Whether this being going to the emergency room right away or scheduling a visit with your primary care. Getting a medical exam regardless if you think your injuries are serious will help you and your case. Especially because many injuries from motorcycle accidents, including back injuries and traumatic brain injuries, can take weeks or months to take effect. Having a medical professional document your condition and injuries to provide to your attorney is essential. 

Contact your insurance company as soon as you can. This is because most insurance companies have time limits for reporting accidents. Your claim could be denied if you wait too long to report your accident. The insurance company will conduct an investigation into the accident and then will either grant or deny your claim. An experienced Florida motorcycle attorney will review your policy and deal with your insurance company to work to get the best compensation from your insurance policy or that of the other driver. This will include coverage for accidents caused by uninsured motorists or any additional coverage options that apply to your case. In addition, your attorney will obtain the necessary information about details of the accident including interpreting medical records. This is particularly important when it comes to court time. Your personal injury lawyer will know exactly what information to collect and bring to the table to ensure your bases are covered to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. 

What are most motorcycle accidents caused by?

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is the failure of drivers to see and recognize motorcycles among traffic. Due to motorcycles’ smaller size compared to surrounding cars and trucks, unfortunately oftentimes motorcycles are not seen on the roadways. 

Motorcycle accidents are often due to the result of but not limited to:

Aggression

Distracted driving (texting and/or talking on the phone)

Impaired (alcohol and/ or drugs)

Improper lane changes
Improper signaling

Lane-splitting

Not seeing the motorcyclist

Speeding 

Tailgating

Reckless

Wet and/or frozen pavement

Motorcycle accidents are oftentimes unpredictable, traumatic and life changing. Speak to a motorcycle accident attorney before you to file your compensation claim sooner than later to help you get the justice you deserve.

What are common injuries in a motorcycle accident?

Injuries come in all shapes and sizes. As mentioned previously, it is important to consult with a medical professional to ensure any and all injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident are documented properly. 

Some of the more frequent injuries documented in motorcycles include but are not limited to:

Fractures and Broken Bones

Injuries to Organs

Road Rash

Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Motorcyclists commonly suffer serious and life-threatening injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents, and in some cases, lives are lost. When accidents happen, through no fault of their own, you have the right to sue for any and all damages and injuries. 

With over 20 years of experience, our Motorcycle Accident Attorney Tampa professionals have developed a reputation as one of the best injury law firms in Florida. At Winters & Yonker, we believe everyone deserves representation for their injury claim which is why we provide risk-free consultations and contingency payment arrangements to those who have been involved in a motorcycle accident. To begin the process of obtaining financial recovery after a wreck, call our Motorcycle Accident Attorney Tampa office at (813)223-6200 or contact us today.

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