A pick-up truck pulled out in front of a motorcycle causing a crash the left the rider of the motorcycle dead. The tragedy happened around 8 am, Thursday, January 3, 2019. According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy at the scene, the driver of the pick-up was waiting at Madison Ave. along Dacca Dr. at a stop sign for a car to pass.
Once the car cleared, she pulled out but didn’t see the motorcycle trailing behind the car, and she drove right into its path. The rider of the motorcycle attempted to swerve, but it wasn’t enough and he died at the scene.
Riding a motorcycle is far more dangerous than being in a car. In fact, when looking at miles traveled, a person is 35 times more likely to be killed on a motorcycle than in a car. The number one factor in motorcycle-vehicle crashes where the vehicle driver was at fault is the conspicuousness of the motorcycle.
This means that in most crashes involving a motorcycle and a car, the car driver doesn’t see the motorcycle and then either collides with the bike or pulls into its path.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, there are some common injuries that occur. They are:
- Road rash
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
These injuries can cause significant other losses to the injured biker. Loss time from work, medical bills, replacement transportation costs, loss of quality of life, PTSD and pain and suffering are all losses and damages that cyclists face when in an accident.
Do I need an Attorney?
If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident and are seriously injured, you need to at least talk to an attorney. You don’t have to hire one to make a claim, but before you do anything, talk to someone who can advise you of the law and your rights and knows how to handle the insurance company and their lawyers.
Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Always contact a motorcycle accident attorney after any crash involving a serious injury or loss of a loved one. RHINO Lawyers is the powerful, results-driven law firm, that takes Insurance Companies and Bullies “head on!”
Anyone injured due to the negligence of a driver in Florida may contact us for a free consultation. Our legal team will offer you advice to help you get the compensation you deserve.