Trying to fight a large insurance company while dealing with physical injuries from a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a Florida motorcycle lawyer or Tampa injury attorney can save you from much frustration and stress and help you understand and benefit from available legal options.
A motorcycle rider does not have the same protection as an individual riding in a car; therefore motorcycle injuries are more likely to be severe and life-altering. Conditions such as poor weather and road conditions, unsafe vehicles, distracted drivers, and even road rage are all contributing factors in serious Florida motorcycle accidents. According to a University of Southern California (USC) study, evidence was found that almost all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, more often then not a passenger automobile, and in the majority of these instances the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident by violating the motorcyclist’s right of way.
The predominant cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of other motorists and drivers to recognize motorcycles in traffic—other drivers often do not see motorcyclists at all before the collision, or they notice the motorcyclist when it’s too late to avoid an accident. Because motorcycles are smaller in size, they disappear into the blind spot of most vehicles and for that reason are more prone to collisions, even though most motorcyclists are generally safe motorists. Motorcyclist's turn signals are also difficult to see.
Insurance companies don’t always provide fair settlements to motorcyclists after accident evaluation, and may prompt accident victims into less-informed decisions. This is true even in cases where the motorcyclist is no way to blame, including left turn or "failure to yield" crashes, where the insurance company may accuse the motorcyclist of inattention, speeding, or other negligence. In most cases, Florida motorcycle accident victims have limited knowledge of insurance, as well as the law, and therefore, won't know if they are getting fair deal from insurance companies. Settling with the first offer from an insurance company is more often than not, a mistake. Fortunately, Florida motorcycle lawyers who are experienced can assist motorcycle accident victims. A Florida motorcycle lawyer will take on your case if you’re a victim of negligent driving and can work with you to ensure that you are provided the settlement you deserve—one that may cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and damage to your motorcycle. A Florida motorcycle lawyer can guide you through the process and advise you about your legal options.