Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles are an affordable and fun mode of transportation. That said, the characteristics of motorcycles leave motorcyclists very exposed when a motorcycle accident occurs. No matter how experienced or observant a rider is, a negligent automobile driver can change a motorcyclist’s life within a moment.

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When motorcyclists are involved in motorcycle accidents with other vehicles, motorcycle riders (and their passengers) are also more likely to suffer serious injuries and sometimes even death. Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Injury Firm’s Tampa Bay motorcycle accident attorneys offer aggressive, professional representation for motorcycle accidents.

Tampa Bay has a climate that allows motorcyclists to ride year-round. In addition, our miles of beautiful coastline provide bikers with scenic rides and make our area very attractive to motorcycle enthusiasts. Some popular motorcycle rides include the North Tampa Circuit, Green Swamp Tour, Lithia Routes 39 and 37 Loop, the Van Hoak Loop, and Over the River and Through the Woods.

Motorcycle accidents are life-altering experiences that leave victims vulnerable and shocked after the accident, questioning what to do next. Injured riders are often confused about what to do, who to call, or where to find help. Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm is here for you every step of the way following your Motorcycle Accident.

Motorcycle accidents leave victims in a troublesome situation; they are in pain and often without any transportation or the ability to work following the motorcycle accident. With increasing medical expenses and potentially lost income, you may quickly find yourself in a scary situation regarding your health and finances.

Treatment plans may include many medical providers specializing in auto accidents, expensive procedures, or even surgery for your injuries. A patient’s priority should be on their recovery following an auto accident.

Investigating Motorcycle Accidents

Top-100-Trial-LawyersEvaluating all the facts involved in the cause of a motor vehicle accident requires skill and experience. Our office will meticulously investigate your accident and injuries so that you can concentrate on recovering.

Establishing fault for an accident may seem like a simple process, especially if you were in a rear-end accident. The insurance companies commonly try to share the fault of an accident between the drivers.

Our experienced Motorcycle accident attorneys carefully investigate every case to effectively prove negligence and fault.

This process includes:

  • Requesting and viewing police reports
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Reviewing and discussing your medical records
  • Examining the accident site and damage

We carefully review and apply our investigated data from your accident to best represent your motorcycle accident and pursue the maximum recovery amount for your injuries.

Types of Motorcycle Accidents:

Even if you do everything right, the worst can still happen. Motorcycle accidents are among the most severe simply because the rider doesn’t have the typical protection that a car gives its driver. On a motorcycle, no barriers separate the rider and the asphalt—or a rider and another car. Even accidents as simple as fender benders can cause severe injuries, depending on the car’s speed involved in the accident.

Common motorcycle accidents include:

  • A car turning left in front of a motorcycle at an intersection
  • A car changing lanes into you
  • A “fender bender,” – a car hitting you from behind
  • A car opening its door in your path

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The injuries typically sustained by motorcycle riders in accidents are life-altering. For example, in a “fender bender” where two cars are involved, there is a high chance that both parties will walk away with no injuries. In the same situation with one car and one motorcycle, the motorcyclist is likely to sustain bruised, or broken bones, significant skin bruises or cuts, and extreme road burn.

Sometimes, victims will never look the same after their accident, with their injuries too serious to heal completely without scars. In these cases, victims may never heal to how they felt before their accident. If their injuries are too serious to heal completely, they will often require continuous medical treatment or therapy.

Motorcycle Accident trauma and injuries often include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Internal Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Seat Belt Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (Paralysis)
  • Wrongful Death

Process of a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Investigate the accident and define your sustained injuries.

File a claim and put the involved parties on notice of the accident and interest in obtaining a recovery.

Filing a claim for sustained personal injuries shares notice to the at-fault party’s insurance. The injured party should continue treatment until they reach their Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). The Personal Injury Lawyer will gather the client’s medical records and bills and present a demand package to the insurance company.

What to do after a Motorcycle Accident?

The steps you take following an accident can be critical. Some of the things you should do include:

Stop & remain calm

Even if the accident appears to be minor, you have to stop. Check on the other parties to see if they are ok. Request assistance through 911 if needed.

Gather information

After an accident occurs you will need to obtain an accident report. Include the party’s names and contact information, as well as a photo of their identification and insurance information. If there are any witnesses, request their information as well.

Take photos

When possible, photos help visualize the accident, damage, and injuries. Take photos of the scene and any items/vehicles included in the accident. Request photos of driver’s licenses and insurance cards. Take photos of any injuries sustained.

Seek medical treatment

You should seek medical treatment immediately after any motorcycle accident. Not only is it important for your well-being, but you need a medical professional to create an official record of your injuries. In addition, if you do not seek medical treatment, the other side could argue that you failed to take steps to mitigate your injuries and lower your settlement offer as a result.

Contact a Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyer as Soon as You Can

Finally, you should reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney near you as soon as possible after a crash. Quickly retaining a lawyer will ensure that any evidence you need to win your case does not get lost or destroyed. In addition, once you have a lawyer, your attorney will talk to the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring that you do not say anything that could hurt your case.

We Fight For You

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, the lawyers of Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm want to help you. We are a team of skilled, aggressive attorneys who can help you and your family while you recover from this traumatic event. We understand what your family is going through and will work hard to ensure recovery remains your main focus as we protect you. Our dedicated legal team will help you recover any damages the law entitles you to from a motorcycle accident. We will protect you from the start of your case to the very end, even if your case needs to go to trial.

Injured?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our offices.

Call Us Today to Speak with a Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer

Our skilled auto accident attorneys at Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm are there for you every step of the way after your accident. Our team can help coordinate the medical care and transportation you need while you try to restore your regular life. We will fight for the best financial recovery possible for your case.

Call our office today at (727) 849-5353 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation with a car accident attorney in Tampa.

Tampa Bay Car Accident Lawyers, Martin Macyszyn, Esq.

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FAQ

  • Do I need an attorney for a small motorcycle accident?

    What may appear as a minor accident can often cause serious injuries. You have nothing to lose by seeking legal representation following an accident. It is better to speak with an attorney immediately after an accident to help you navigate the insurance process- Insurance companies are not your friend and will often begin building a case against you as soon as a claim has been filed. Discussing your accident and injury with an attorney allows a professional to review your case and offer free advice. If you are hurt, an attorney can help you take the proper steps to treat your injuries as well as help your case. It is also an opportunity to memorialize what injuries, if any, were caused by the small accident so that an insurance company for a future accident can’t blame future injuries on any current minor accident. Remember, at Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Law Firm, your consultation is always free.

  • What information should I have to speak with a lawyer regarding my motorcycle accident?

    All accidents and injuries are different. You should never feel you need to have a “minimum” of information. Our skilled legal team will be able to work with whatever information you have to guide you through the investigation process. If an insurance company begins asking you questions you don’t know how to answer, Lucas, Macyszyn & Dyer Law Firm can help.

  • I don’t feel injured, should I see a doctor?

    It is essential to seek medical attention following an injury even if you don’t think your accident was bad. Small signs like headaches, tingling, numbness, jaw pain, other “mild” discomforts can lead to the diagnosis of an injury you may have never known about until you had waived your right to care. Experienced injury medical professionals know the small signs that are often overlooked. Seeking immediate medical attention often leads to a greater overall recovery.

  • Does it matter what doctor I see following a motorcycle accident?

    You may be surprised, but not all medical providers offer care to persons injured in car accidents. This is likely due to the nature of their practices or billing procedures. Following an auto accident, PIP is your primary initial medical coverage over all other forms of insurance. Typically, you will need an MRI, a referral to an orthopedic specialist, or maybe even a neurologist. Our firm will be there for you if you have any questions regarding the providers in your community who can treat your auto accident injuries.

Motorcycle Accident Damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Property Damage
  • Pain and suffering (including emotional distress, loss of relationships, and life enjoyment)