Motorcycles are everywhere in Florida. Sadly, along with the growing number of motorcycles also comes an increase in motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you know has recently been in a motorcycle accident, it is important for you to find an experienced Tampa, Florida motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Based in Tampa, Clark and Martino, P.A. is a firm of trial lawyers who have lived and worked in Florida for generations. The lawyers at Clark and Martino, P.A. are more than personal injury attorneys. We are motorcycle accident lawyers who know exactly what you should do as a motorcycle accident victim in Florida, and we are here to give you a FREE consultation.
It’s no secret that motorcyclists in Florida love to feel the wind blowing in their hair and the glorious freedom of the open road. In addition to the simple pleasures of biking, motorcycle use has flourished in Florida’s Tampa Bay area for several reasons:
- Motorcycles are relatively inexpensive to buy
- They use less fuel than other vehicles
- Florida has pleasant weather all year long
- Florida hosts several large biker events every year
- Florida has more relaxed helmet laws than many other states
Meanwhile, roads in the Tampa Bay area are crowded with millions of other vehicles from all over the country. Unfortunately, many drivers do not understand how to maneuver around motorcycles. Many motorcycle accidents have been unavoidable because another vehicle:
- Drove too close to a motorcycle
- Turned in front of a motorcycle
- Did not see a motorcycle when changing lanes
One mistake from another driver can send a motorcycle spinning out of control. There are many other factors in motorcycle accidents as well, including road hazards, bike defects, and dangerous driving conditions. Regardless of what caused your accident, you deserve an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who knows how to defend your rights.
Being only a few inches from the asphalt, a motorcyclist who is in an accident almost always sustains an injury and must go to the hospital immediately. That is the first reason you need a motorcycle accident lawyer quickly. After an injury or death from a motorcycle accident, you must consider who will pay for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Decreased or lost earning abilities
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Regrettably, you cannot always depend on insurance to pay for all of these things, and that’s where a Tampa, Florida motorcycle accident lawyer can help you the most. According to a report prepared for the Florida Department of Transportation in 2004, the average motorcycle crash patient in a Florida trauma center—helmeted and non-helmeted—incurred charges ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 for the hospital bill alone. What if the insurance companies involved refuse to cover medical expenses, plus the other damages from the accident? Will you be in any condition to fight them alone?
You need a motorcycle accident attorney who can handle both motorcycle injuries and motorcycle deaths. Once we take your case at Clark and Martino, P.A., our personal injury attorneys will passionately pursue justice for you.