What causes Tampa motorcycle accidents? What injuries do bikers commonly suffer? What can victims do to claim remuneration for medical bills associated with injuries, rehabilitation costs, legal fees, and pain and suffering? The answers obviously depend intimately on the details of your Tampa motorcycle accident case, but this article can provide you a primer about your basic rights and responsibilities as well as answers to FAQs you may have.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Car driver “blindness” to bikes on the road – Studies suggest that auto drivers tend to pay more attention to other autos on the road and less to other-sized vehicles, like mopeds, motorcycles, and trucks. This kind of mindless, automated driving can be particularly dangerous at intersections and can lead to car drivers accidentally turning into bikes or hitting them while changing lanes.
- Defective parts/maintenance issues – Motorcycles must be maintained in ship shape for road use. But even if you’ve taken all proper precautions, parts can suddenly spontaneously fail, leading to collisions, wipe-outs, or other kinds of devastation. In this kind of instance, your bike’s manufacturer or your mechanic could be held liable for damages/injuries.
- Driver distractibility/inattention – More and more Florida drivers drive while distracted by cell phones, iPods, or other multimedia devices. Distracted drivers are dangerous drivers – potentially as dangerous as or more dangerous than DUI drivers.
- Unsafe road conditions – Unrepaired potholes, unmarked construction zones, and malfunctioning traffic signals can lead to motorcycle crashes.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Tampa motorcycle accident victims may suffer: traumatic brain injuries (particularly if they did not wear helmets), lacerations, contusions, bleeding, damage to internal organs, and fractures of the hands and wrists resulting from attempts to “brake” a fall.
Intelligent Solutions for Victims and Family Members of Victims
The trial-proven attorneys here at Farah & Farah can provide a free and confidential consultation about your Tampa motorcycle accident. You may be able to hold a number of parties financially liable for all manner of damages – these parties can include the driver who hit you, that driver’s insurance company, your own insurance company, or even a Florida municipality responsible for upkeeping the roads. To that end, connect with the team today by emailing someone through farahandfarah.com, or call 855-797-9899.