Dade City is known for it’s winding roads, great local food, and wonderful people. It is an ideal place to take a motorcycle ride whether you live there or are passing through. But sadly, motorcycle accidents do occur and individuals suffer severe injuries. However, it is our belief at the Nicoletti Law Firm that if we work together and operate our vehicles in a safe manner, we can lessen the likelihood of motorcycle accidents in Dade City and communities throughout Florida.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes
Motorcycle accidents may happen for a variety of reasons and could be the fault of either the motorcycle rider or the fault of another party. It is up to both motorcycle riders and other drivers to operate their vehicles responsibly. Some common motorcycle accident causes include:
- Failure to maintain a safe distance
- Failure to stop
- Lack of experience
- Motorcycle defects
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to signal
- Unsafe lane changes
Seek Treatment Immediately
It is important that you seek treatment immediately after a motorcycle accident. That is the first thing that you should do! Even if it was only a minor accident, you want to seek treatment as soon as possible because you may not have a full understanding as to what injuries you may have suffered. You may have underlying or internal injuries that you may not feel at the time but could cause great discomfort and further issues later down the line.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
As we said above, many of these injuries may not manifest until days later. Your health should be your #1 priority, so be sure to seek proper medical treatment after your motorcycle accident to rule out any potential issues.
Working Together To Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
The most important thing that we can stress to both motorcycle riders and others that share the road with motorcycles is that you need to be vigilant of everyone on the road around you. Motorcycle riders should be cautious on the roads while others that share the roads with motorcycles should be respectful and be watchful of motorcycle riders. Everyone has to work together to make the roads safer and prevent motorcycle accidents, especially somewhere that is such a great motorcycle destination like Dade City.
Your Dade City Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a Dade City Motorcycle accident, call the Personal Injury Attorneys of the Nicoletti Law Firm today. You can contact the Nicoletti Law Firm anytime at (727) 845-5972 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form. We have convenient office locations throughout Florida including Port Richey, Tampa (By Appt.), & Zephyrhills. If you can not travel to us, do not worry, we will come to wherever is convenient for you at no cost. Be safe on the roads everyone!