Representing Florida Bikers in Serious Crashes
Most rear-end collisions occur at intersections or when traffic has slowed unexpectedly. In a high percentage of cases, the at-fault motorist was tailgating, distracted, drunk, speeding or trying to beat a red light. A motorcyclist may lose control after being hit from behind and possibly tip over. An SUV, pickup truck, commercial vehicle or other large automobile may even run over a stopped or slowed motorcyclist.
Based in Trinity, the Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorneys help motorcyclists throughout Pasco County, including in Odessa, Port Richey, Hudson and Land O Lakes. Our background is in insurance defense, so we have insight into the tactics used by insurance companies and defendants to delay and deny plaintiffs their rightful compensation. We have devoted our careers to protecting the rights of accident victims to recover damages for their injuries.
Our experienced trial lawyers pursue the compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.
Tailgating a Motorcycle
Tailgating is dangerous in any case, but particularly so when the victim is a motorcyclist. Whereas a tap to the bumper of a car is not likely to cause a serious accident, the slightest tap to the wheel of a motorcycle can send the machine spinning violently out of control.
Distracted Driving Dangers
Everyone seems to be doing something else while driving — texting, chatting on the phone, eating lunch, grooming or entertaining children, for example. Unfortunately, these activities distract drivers who may not see a stalled or stopped motorcycle in the road ahead.
One of the main causes of rear-end collisions is the intoxication of a driver. With depth perception and reaction time compromised by drugs or alcohol, a driver may miscalculate exactly when to apply the breaks or fail to respond to slowed traffic.
The faster a car is travelling, the longer time that is required to come to a stop. Traffic experts take this fact into account when posting speed limits in areas in which vehicles are likely to make regular stops, such as in residential neighborhoods, downtowns and commercial districts. A speeding motorist may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting a motorcyclist sitting at an intersection.
Running a Red Light or Yellow Light
The light turns yellow to signal to drivers to slow down, not to speed up before the light turns red. A motorcyclist who follows the law by stopping is a sitting duck for motorists who run the red or yellow traffic light.
Consult with Your Pasco County Attorneys About Your Bike Crash
Disparti Fowkes & Hasanbasic, P.A. handles motorcycle accident claims throughout Pasco County, including in Trinity, Odessa, Port Richey, Hudson and Land O Lakes. Our Trinity motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience to recover the maximum possible damages from the at-fault driver and your insurance company.
Your first consultation is free and your claim is handled on contingency, so you are not responsible for attorneys’ fees until we recover damages on your behalf. In our office communication is a priority and we have a 24-hour call return policy.
Our main office is located in Trinity, FL (Pasco County), but we handle cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and all of Florida.