Although the Tampa-bay area has beautiful motorcycle riding weather throughout much of the year, it can be a dangerous place to operate a motorcycle. This is especially true, given the high volume of traffic in the area and the carelessness of some motor vehicle operators.
Unfortunately, motorcycles offer their riders very little protection from the elements. Motorcycle operators and their passengers have direct exposure to the ground, and if they strike the ground in a collision, they can suffer severe and sometimes permanent injuries. Although many motorcyclists wear proper helmets while riding, these helmets can crack, and accident victims may still suffer severe injuries in a crash.
If you have suffered one or more injuries in a motorcycle crash that resulted from someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights and options. The knowledgeable Dade City motorcycle accident attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can help you explore those options and determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim for monetary compensation. If you are, our team will assist you with every step of the process and work to maximize the recovery that you receive for your injuries.
Our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and skills necessary to take on the big insurance companies and pursue the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve to recover from your motorcycle accident. Please call us to learn more about how we can help.
Table of Contents
- Our Favorable Motorcycle Accident Case Results
- Dangerous Highways and Intersections for Motorcyclists in Dade City
- What Are Some Common Causes of Dade City Motorcycle Accidents?
- What are Some Common Motorcycle Injuries?
- What Types of Damages Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident that Results from Negligence?
- Talk to a Dade City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Our Favorable Motorcycle Accident Case Results
Dealing with insurance companies in motorcycle accident cases is frequently an uphill battle. This is because insurance companies, as big businesses, will routinely do everything they can to poke holes in your case and avoid paying out favorable monetary damages.
After all, insurance companies do not make or keep money by paying out large personal injury claims and settlements. Rather, they retain their money by paying as little compensation as possible to injured accident victims—including the victims of serious motorcycle crashes. Our experienced legal team knows how to deal with insurance company adjusters and negotiate the best settlement offers for our clients.
In one recent case, our team secured a $425,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury and neck and back injuries. Our team also resolved a motorcycle accident claim for $1,350,000 after an accident victim suffered injuries that led to multiple surgeries.
If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle collision that someone else caused, our legal team will fight for your right to obtain the monetary recovery that you deserve for all of your accident-related injuries.
If you have suffered injuries in a local motorcycle crash, the experienced Dade City motorcycle accident lawyers at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers are here to help. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to negotiate favorable settlement offers with insurance companies and their adjusters.
However, if the insurance company won’t fairly compensate for your motorcycle accident injuries, we welcome the opportunity to litigate your case. If we need to take your case to a civil jury trial, you can rest assured that our legal team will zealously advocate for your interests in the courtroom and work to ensure that you recover all of the compensation that you deserve. We can also explore alternatives to trials, such as mediation or binding arbitration, to get you the fast compensation you need.
Dangerous Highways and Intersections for Motorcyclists in Dade City
Motorcycle accidents can occur just about anywhere. However, some roadways and highways in the Tampa Bay region are more dangerous than others. These are frequently areas where a significant amount of motor vehicle traffic tends to be present on a given day. Some of the most dangerous traffic intersections in the area include the intersections of U.S. 19 and Gulf to Bay Boulevard, U.S. 19 and Tampa Road, U.S. 19 and Curlew Road, U.S. 19 and Drew Street, I-275 and 22nd Avenue North, and U.S. 19 and Main Street.
Moreover, some of the most dangerous roadways in the area are I-275 and Route 19, which have significant traffic and numerous collisions.
If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident on one of these roads or at one of these intersections, you always want skilled legal representation throughout your case. The experienced team of Dade City motorcycle accident attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can represent you during every aspect of your claim, from the settlement negotiation stage up through litigation.
What Are Some Common Causes of Dade City Motorcycle Accidents?
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Dade City is driver error and negligence. However, motorcycle accidents can happen for many other reasons as well.
One common cause of Dade City motorcycle crashes is distracted driving. A motor vehicle driver engages in distracted driving when they turn their attention away from the road, even for a small amount of time. Motorcycles are very low to the ground.
A driver who has their head turned or who is paying attention to something or someone else may not even notice a motorcycle present in the vicinity. Common vehicle distractions include GPS devices, tablets, cellular phones, loud music, and small children in the vehicle—and who might be misbehaving in the back seat.
Motorcycle accidents also occur when drivers engage in aggressive driving and violate other rules of the road. For example, a driver might be traveling too fast for the traffic or weather conditions, tailgating a motorcyclist, or failing to yield the right-of-way at a traffic intersection. All of these actions and inactions can bring about a severe collision with a motorcycle in the vicinity.
At other times, motorcycle collisions occurred because of drunk and drugged driving. Alcohol, in particular, can significantly impair a driver’s abilities. For example, a significant amount of alcohol in a driver's system might cause the driver to experience blurred vision or may delay their reaction time, keeping the driver from stopping their vehicle in time to avoid striking a motorcycle.
Although a driver who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater is legally intoxicated, a driver with a lower BAC might still suffer the effects of alcohol impairment. When a drunk motor vehicle driver causes their vehicle to strike a motorcycle, and the cyclist suffers one or more injuries, the at-fault driver can be civilly and criminally responsible.
Motorcycle accidents can also happen because of road defects, such as deep potholes near construction sites. Roadway crews, cities, and municipalities must always keep roads under their control reasonably safe.
When these individuals and entities fail to maintain roads properly, a motorcyclist can become dislodged from their bikes and fall, suffering severe injuries. The cyclist can bring a claim against all potentially responsible entities or individuals when that happens.
Finally, some motorcycle crashes happen because of defective motorcycle parts, including steering mechanisms and braking components. When a motorcycle accident victim can prove, through expert testimony, that their crash occurred because of a defective part, the injured cyclist can bring a claim or file a lawsuit against the responsible product manufacturer or distributor.
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash that occurred because of negligence on someone else’s part, you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit that seeks damages. The skilled legal team at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can help you file your claim and will work diligently to pursue compensation that fully and fairly compensates you for your related injuries.
What are Some Common Motorcycle Injuries?
Victims of motorcycle crashes can suffer severe injuries. This is especially true if the motorcycle rider strikes the ground directly during a collision. The force of an impact can dislodge the cyclist from their bike and cause them to hit the ground, suffering a severe bone fracture or a traumatic head injury.
If the cyclist lands on their neck or back, they can suffer a spinal cord or paralysis injury. Finally, motorcycle accident victims can suffer cuts, scrapes, abrasions, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, and even death in the worst accident cases.
If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, your first step should be to seek initial medical treatment at a hospital emergency room. The healthcare provider at that facility can take the necessary MRIs, X-rays, and brain scans to ascertain the full extent of your medical condition. The provider can then give you the necessary treatment and recommend follow-up medical care, such as with an orthopedic surgeon or a physical therapist.
Follow through with this recommended medical treatment and that you treat continuously for your injuries. Significant gaps in your medical treatment will lead the insurance company to assume that your injuries were not all that serious or that you did not take your medical treatment seriously.
By treating continuously for your injuries and refraining from significant treatment gaps, the chances that you can recover substantial compensation for your injuries will increase dramatically.
While you finish your medical treatment, the experienced legal team at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can gather your medical records and prepare to file a personal injury claim with the insurance company for you.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident that Results from Negligence?
Victims of Dade City motorcycle crashes are eligible to recover various damages for their injuries. The monetary compensation and damages that a motorcycle crash victim can recover will depend upon certain factors, including the extent of their medical treatment, the cost of their medical treatment, and the nature of their injuries.
If a motorcycle accident victim suffers a permanent injury, for example, they can recover compensation for both past and future pain and suffering. Moreover, if a healthcare provider determines that they need future medical procedures, they can recover these anticipated costs as part of their damages.
Victims of motorcycle crashes can first pursue economic damages. These damages compensate crash victims for their medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs.
In addition, motorcycle accident victims may be eligible to recover non-economic damages, including compensation for their suffering, inconvenience, pain, loss of earning capacity, loss of the ability to use a body part, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of spousal companionship and support. A medical expert will typically need to causally relate the accident victim’s injuries to the motorcycle crash to recover money damages.
The skilled team of Dade City motorcycle accident attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers can help you retain the necessary experts to prove your right to recover damages as part of your claim or lawsuit.
Talk to a Dade City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Many people know motorcycle riders are often passionate about that particular mode of transportation. But the dangers that go along with it and the risk of injury are too great to ignore. If you have suffered injuries in a Dade City motorcycle collision, you need skilled legal representation as soon as possible.
The knowledgeable team of attorneys at Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers is ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for everything you went through following your accident.
For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a knowledgeable Dade City motorcycle accident attorney, please call us at (352) 397-2248 or contact us online for more information about how we can help with your case.
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