Motorcycle accidents can lead to catastrophic or fatal injures due to the lack of protection motorcyclist have compared to other vehicles on the road. Motorcycles are also less visible than other vehicles.
When accidents occur, many motorists claim they never saw the motorcycle when in reality they never even looked. There is also a bias against motorcyclists; many juries may feel that people who choose to ride motorcycles are predisposed to speeding and reckless driving.
Motorcyclists injured due to the negligence of other motorists deserve legal representation by a law firm with the resources to investigate their accident in order to prove negligence on the part of the other driver.
The Risks of Riding a Motorcycle
Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than riding in cars. They only have two wheels and do not enclose the rider in metal like cars do, offering no barrier between the rider and the road. Motorcycles also require much more still than driving cars.
It is important that motorcycle riders receive professional training and always be aware of hazards on the road. Wearing proper protective clothing and a helmet can also help in reducing the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
How Will Wolf & Pravato Help Me Prove My Motorcycle Accident Claim?
There are many factors the court will use in order to determine liability in a Tampa motorcycle accident. It will need to be determined whether or not anyone involved in the accident was obeying traffic laws, what condition the vehicles were in following the accident and if the drivers involved had any history of reckless driving.
Additionally, the court will take into consideration witness testimony, physical evidence and whether or not the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. The motorcycle accident lawyers from Wolf & Pravato have access to expert accident reconstructionists who can help determine the cause of the accident.
We can also review footage from traffic cameras or security cameras from nearby buildings. Additionally, we will review police reports, witness statements, medical records and any documentation relating to your accident that can help us prove your claim.
What Damages Can I Receive in a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Claim?
If it is proven that your accident was caused by the negligence of another, you may be eligible for damages. You can receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more.
It is imperative that you do not settle with an insurance company before getting legal counsel. Insurance companies are interested in saving money, not paying out. Even if you think the number they offer seems fair, speak with an experienced accident attorney. Your claim may be worth more than you think.
Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accident injuries can lead to heavy financial burdens that you do not need to bear. For more information regarding your rights following a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced Florida motorcycle accident lawyers from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato – 813-639-7686.
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