Were you suddenly struck by a vehicle while riding your motorcycle? Or have you suffered serious injuries in another type of motorcycle wreck involving negligence? If so, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Tampa Bay could help you recover full compensation for your suffering.
There are many different causes of motorcycle wrecks. Everything from distracted and drunk drivers to faulty auto parts can result in a catastrophic motorcycle accident. When this happens and someone else is responsible for causing the accident in some way, they can be compelled under civil law to compensate you for all you have been through.
Pursuing a lawsuit can be a lot to handle when you are still recuperating from your injuries. But when you work with a Tampa Bay motorcycle accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson, you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life while we work to secure a fair and reasonable injury settlement that could help you overcome the trauma of such an accident.
It is not uncommon for motorcyclists to have contributed to the cause of their accident and/or their resulting injuries. For example, maybe you didn’t wear your motorcycle helmet when you took the bike out that day in Tampa Bay, or perhaps you were driving over the speed limit when you crashed.
In any case, if you have the impression, as many bike crash survivors do, that being partially at fault means you can’t pursue a claim, you couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, Florida operates under pure comparative fault laws, so you can still be awarded compensation for your suffering from the other involved party or parties. However, you will need to be held accountable for your own negligence, which means your award will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of blame.
For instance, if you are 20 percent at fault, your injury settlement will reflect a 20 percent deduction.
Comparative fault laws are particularly important when you file your insurance claim, as the insurance company is going to be looking for any opportunity to reduce the amount they are required to settle for. Motorcyclists in particular are at risk of being stereotyped by a profit-driven insurer as being irresponsible or reckless motorist who caused the Tampa Bay wreck.
There is a strong possibility that this stigma will be applied to your case, even if it does not adequately reflect your motorcycle driving. But when you work with a Tampa Bay attorney at our firm to obtain your insurance settlement, you can rest assured that we won’t allow you to be stereotyped or taken advantage of in your time of need.
To learn more about how a highly trained Tampa Bay motorcycle accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson could help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages, schedule a free, no-obligation case review with us. You can reach our office by phone at 813-251-0072 or through the submission form included at the bottom of this page when you are ready to pursue your vehicle accident claim.