Ruskin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents are, unfortunately, common in the Ruskin area and throughout Florida. In Hillsborough County alone, there are approximately 585 motorcycle crashes per year, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. That comes out to an average of more than 1.6 motorcycle crashes every day.
Motorcycle riders and passengers have far less protection from injury than drivers and passengers in cars or other enclosed vehicles. The vast majority of motorcycle crashes cause injury or death. In fact, about 515 injuries and approximately 40 deaths occur from motorcycle accidents each year in Ruskin and surrounding Hillsborough County.
You may be reading this page because you or someone close to you was recently injured in a motorcycle accident. If the injuries are serious and the accident was at least partially the fault of the other driver, you may be eligible to receive substantial financial compensation to help you recover.
We recommend that you talk with an experienced Ruskin motorcycle accident lawyer right away to make sure your legal rights are protected. The Dennis Hernandez Ruskin motorcycle lawyers want to hear what happened to you, help you understand your rights and advise you on what steps you can take next to get the compensation you deserve.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to talk with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Ruskin and Elsewhere in Florida?
According to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) analysis of the causes of motorcycle accidents, 94% of motorcycle crashes occur because of human error. In accidents that involve a motorcycle and another vehicle, the NTSB found that the most common type of accident occurred when the other vehicle was turning left in front of the motorcycle. The next most common type was when the motorcycle ran off the road to avoid colliding with the other vehicle.
Other common accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles include sideswipes and motorcycles rear-ending cars, as well as accidents that occur when cars turn in front of motorcycles that are coming from the opposite direction or when cars make U-turns or Y-turns in front of motorcycles.
Why do these accidents happen? Often, car drivers fail to even see that the motorcycles are there. This can happen when car drivers fail to check their blind spots, especially when turning or changing lanes. It can also happen when the drivers aren’t paying full attention to the road because they are tired, under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by phone calls, texts, people in the vehicle and other distractions.
Accidents are also more likely to happen when drivers do not adjust their driving behaviors to take bad road or weather conditions into consideration or when they are breaking traffic safety laws such as driving faster than the speed limit, not stopping at stop signs or red lights and not changing lanes safely.
If the other driver was not following traffic laws or being negligent in some other way and their negligence contributed to your accident, you may be able to file a claim against or sue them to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Florida law may allow you to pursue compensation from the other driver even if you yourself were also partially at fault, since Florida uses a system of comparative fault when apportioning damages.
A Dennis Hernandez Ruskin motorcycle accident lawyer can answer your questions about lawsuits and let you know if you have a good claim against the other driver. Call us at 855-529-3366 or submit the Free Case Evaluation form on our website to get you questions answered.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive in Ruskin, Florida, for My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Every Dennis Hernandez Ruskin motorcycle accident lawyer is committed to obtaining justice for his or her injured clients. We strongly believe that justice requires more than payment for your medical expenses. You also need and deserve compensation for your injury-related lost income, pain, emotional and mental distress, disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, scars, disfigurements, and all the ways your injuries have made things more difficult for your family.
Unfortunately, when you have serious injuries, the effects can last a long time. We are committed to fighting for compensation that will provide the financial help that you need for as long as you need it, even if that is expected to be for the rest of your life.
Our Ruskin motorcycle accident legal team has the experience and resources to gather the evidence necessary to build a compelling case to demonstrate the full extent of your need for substantial compensation.
Getting Help in Ruskin After a Florida Motorcycle Accident
The Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Please contact us as soon as possible for a to get started on your case.
As your motorcycle accident lawyers, we will support you through the entire legal process:
- We will thoroughly investigate the accident and collect evidence of the other driver’s negligence.
- We will negotiate aggressively with the negligent driver’s insurance company and never accept a settlement that is a penny less than you deserve.
- We will be well prepared to go to trial and fight for full, fair compensation, if that is what it takes to get you the substantial amount you deserve.
- We will keep you informed of progress on your case and respond promptly to any questions or concerns you may have.
- We will never back down or leave money on the table.
Call us at 855-529-3366, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.