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Tampa Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

There are approximately 600 motorcycle crashes each year in Hillsborough County, Florida, which encompasses Tampa and its surrounding communities. This represents hundreds of injuries–and dozens of deaths–many of which were the result of negligence on the part of someone other than the motorcyclist. For these victims and their families, the aftermath of a crash can last for years and incur significant medical and rehabilitation expenses in addition to other financial and non-financial losses.

The Tampa motorcycle crash lawyer at Anderson & Anderson can assist you in seeking full and just compensation from the parties legally responsible for your accident. We are dedicated Florida personal injury lawyers with a proven record of representing motorcyclist crash victims and their families. We understand that a motorcycle crash is a traumatic event that can permanently affect your quality of life. And we will make every effort to ensure those who put you in this position are required to pay.

We Handle All Types of Tampa Motorcycle Crashes

One reason we see so many motorcycle crashes in the Tampa area is that motorists are simply too aggressive–or simply not paying attention–when it comes to two-wheeled vehicles. Some of the more common motorcycle crash scenarios we advise clients on include:

  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Defective Motorcycles
  • Distracted Driver Accidents
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Lane Change Accidents
  • Out-of-State Motorcycle Accidents
  • Traffic Violation Accidents
  • Vespa/Motor Scooter Accidents

How Florida’s Insurance Rules Can Affect Your Compensation for a Motorcycle Crash

Florida is unique among the 50 states in that most motorcyclists do not need to carry a dedicated motorcycle insurance policy in order to register their vehicles. But if you are a motorcyclist who is over the age of 21 and choose to ride without a helmet, which is not required under Florida law, you must carry at least $10,000 in medical coverage, which may be satisfied through your existing health insurance.

The reason for this rule is that the “no-fault” personal injury protection (PIP) coverage required for people who operate four-wheel motor vehicles in Florida does not apply to motorcycles. In other words, even if you own a car and pay for PIP coverage on that vehicle, it will not cover your losses in the event of a motorcycle crash. Conversely, the lack of PIP coverage for motorcycle crashes means you are free to sue the negligent third-party who caused your accident without having to first go through your own insurance carrier.

Contact Anderson & Anderson in Tampa Today

At Anderson & Anderson, our Tampa motorcycle crash lawyers can assist you in seeking compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Your economic damages include your medical bills, lost income, and other out-of-pocket losses. Your non-economic damages include compensation for your pain and suffering and other difficult-to-quantify losses. These damages are often far more substantial than in other types of motor vehicle accidents due to the relative lack of protection afforded by a motorcycle and the potential for far more catastrophic injuries.

So if you, or someone in your family, has recently been involved in a motorcycle crash, call us today at 813-251-0072 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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