Carrollwood Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
There are many beautiful places to ride a motorcycle in the Carrollwood, Florida, area and lots of motorcyclists. Unfortunately, however, some rides end in tragedy. Every year across Florida, more than 8,600 motorcycle accidents occur, and according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety Crash Dashboard, more than 585 motorcycle crashes occur each year in Carrollwood and surrounding Hillsborough County alone.
Many of these crashes are serious injury accidents. In fact, more than 510 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in Hillsborough County last year, and 40 people were killed.
If you have been seriously injured in a recent motorcycle crash, you may be overwhelmed by the challenges you now face. You may need ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitative care. Your income and earning capacity may be diminished, and you may also be suffering physically and emotionally. At the same time, your family may be experiencing grief, stress and anxiety about your condition.
The Dennis Hernandez Carrollwood motorcycle accident lawyers have helped many injured people like you during the difficult time following an accident. We want to hear about your accident and help you decide if taking legal action to get compensated for the physical, emotional and financial damages you have suffered is in your best interest. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work helping you.
Please call us at 855-529-3366 or submit the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to discuss your accident and injuries and get free expert legal advice.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Carrollwood, Florida
People who are seriously injured in motorcycle accidents are harmed both physically and emotionally. Florida law allows you to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent driver seeking compensation for both these types of harm, as well as for other expenses and losses caused by your injuries. Even if your actions contributed to the accident, you may still be able to bring a claim for damages against the other driver, since Florida uses a comparative fault system to determine the amount paid to accident victims for damages.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your present and future:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Expenses for home care, medical equipment, and assistive devices
- Lost income and decreased earning power
- Physical pain and suffering
- Psychological distress
- Lasting effects of your injuries, including scarring and disabilities
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, guidance and assistance
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Carrollwood motorcycle accident lawyer will assess all the damages you have suffered and fight for your right to full, fair compensation.
Common Serious Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
If you are in an accident while riding a motorcycle, you are more likely to be seriously hurt than if you were in a car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while only 2% of registered vehicles are motorcycles, motorcycle riders and passengers account for 5% of all accident fatalities.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused because the driver of the other vehicle is not paying attention or doesn’t check their blind spots and fails to see the motorcycle. Intersections are especially dangerous for motorcyclists. The NHTSA reports that 70% of collisions between motorcycles and vehicles happen in intersections.
Motorcyclists are not protected the way people in enclosed vehicles are. When a car or other passenger vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the motorcycle rider and/or passenger can be sent flying through the air, coming down to hit the road or another object with great force. Motorcyclists can also be pinned under the bikes, burned, or dragged along the road.
As a result, motorcyclists often have serious injuries, which may include:
- Broken bones. Bone fractures are a common result of motorcycle crashes. Broken ribs and multiple fractures can cause severe problems.
- Injuries to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries may cause severe disability, including paralysis and loss of sensation.
- Leg, foot, arm, and hand injuries. Injuries affecting the lower and upper extremities are extremely common in motorcycle crashes and can lead to long-term or permanent disability.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can range from mild to severe. The most serious TBIs can cause permanent or fatal brain damage.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Carrollwood motorcycle accident lawyer can gather evidence from your medical records, possibly expert testimony and other sources. We will show how your injuries have affected your life and are likely to continue affecting you to clearly establish your need for substantial compensation for the damages you are suffering.
The Legal Help You Need after a Motorcycle Accident Is Available in Carrollwood, Florida
We have been representing Florida accident victims for more than twenty-five years and understand the challenges you are facing. We want to protect your rights and help you pursue justice and obtain the full compensation you deserve.
As you Carrollwood motorcycle lawyers, we will:
- Build a compelling case by gathering evidence of the other driver’s negligence and your need for compensation for your physical, emotional, financial, and other damages.
- Negotiate aggressively on your behalf with the negligent driver’s insurance company. We know all of tactics insurance companies use to pay less than accident victims need. We will not let them get away with pressuring or cheating you.
- Never accept a settlement offer that is less than you deserve.
- Put our litigation experience and skill to work preparing to win at trial in case we need to take the fight to the courtroom to get you the award you deserve.
- Guide you through every step of the legal process.
- Never back down!
To find out more about how we can help you during this difficult time, call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page.