Motorcycle accidents are always impressive and often traumatic, even for a minor crash. We can only assume you are here because you are looking for extra help. Talk to one of our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers now if you were involved in a road accident. Let us help.
Too Many Vulnerable Motorcyclists Are Victim of Other Drivers’ Negligence
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Tampa and Riverview know the uphill battle injured motorcyclists face when trying to recover compensation for their injuries from the insurance companies of drivers who have caused crashes.
You already have enough on your plate. Let us take care of it.
At Christopher Ligori & Associates, we have a tradition of getting significant recoveries for individuals who have been ‘low-balled’ by an insurance adjuster or whose lives have been forever changed by a reckless stranger. Even though nothing can make up for the pain and suffering caused by the sudden loss of a loved one, or the irreversible injuries that often result from motorcycle accidents, monetary recovery can help taking weight off your shoulders.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on motorcycles and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), motorcycles deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2015 and were more than double the number of motorcyclists deaths in 1997.
4,693 motorcyclists died in crash accidents in 2015.
58 percent of them died after being hit by another vehicle.
Data from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that older riders are found to have a “significantly higher incidence of thoracic injury, especially multiple thoracic injuries, and specifically multiple rib fractures.” Older motorcyclists are also more likely to ride larger motorcycles and are more involved in collisions involving overturning or striking highway structures.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash (skin abrasion that can range from mild to severe, especially when riders fail to wear adequate protective clothing)
- Traumatic brain injury (the leading cause of death and disability in motorcycle accidents)
- Spinal cord injury (either twisted or broken, often resulting in paralysis)
- Broken bones (leg, wrist, arms, shoulder and pelvis being the most common)
You Are Not a Motorcycle Accident Statistic. We Will Never Treat You as One.
Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars and often have high-performance capabilities. Whether you believe motorcycles are more dangerous than cars or vice-versa, it is true that riders can be faced with some disadvantages. But motorcycle accidents often occur because car drivers are not careful in their interaction with motorcycles on the roadway. We’ll often hear people shamelessly state that they simply didn’t see the bike.
How We Will Handle Your Case
Investigating motorcycle accidents can be difficult due to this existing public bias against motorcycles. A bias that is sometimes held even by law enforcement officers. That’s why involving lawyers early can make all the difference.
That is not to say that a case cannot be made if time has passed since you were injured. We can help to prove that drivers who have struck you were acting recklessly or negligently.
As a motorcyclist or their loved ones, you know too well that riders are often overlooked due to the carelessness of car and bigger vehicles drivers. Overall, motorcycle accidents are more likely to lead to catastrophic injury than car accidents for obvious reasons: when motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed. Indeed, in the event of a collision, they have little protection from the elements and other vehicles, often resulting in serious and life-threatening injuries (even with a helmet on, spine and brain injuries that cause lifelong disabilities are still highly possible).
Overlooked Once Not Twice
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Tampa or its surroundings, if you are an injured rider or loved ones acting on their behalf, if you have lost someone in a motorcycle accident, we can help you. You will be heard.
We strongly believe you will need the help of a motorcycle lawyer to cover costs you and your family will face and go through this challenge. In addition to painful and long-lasting physical injuries, you may be facing medical bills you cannot cover, property losses you cannot sustain and potential lost wages.
We know these costs are unsustainable for many families in Tampa and all over Florida. Unfortunately, this is not new to us: we have a lot of experience in similar cases. But it also means that our motorcycle accident lawyers in Tampa know how to deal with this and will fight for your best interests.
Accident victims can recover lost wages and future earnings, compensation for medical bills and projected health care costs, as well as damages for pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. In fatal motorcycle crashes, surviving family members can recover wrongful death damages for lost earnings, loss of consortium, and emotional pain.
Even though nothing can make up for the pain and suffering caused by the sudden loss of a loved one, monetary recovery can help ease the financial strain resulting from an accident.