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Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries and approximately one-half of the accident victims die from their injuries. Some common motorcycle accident injuries are severe tendon damage, broken bones, dislocations, amputations, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injury, damaged internal organs, or death. A significant injury may require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. A motorcycle may need extensive repair or replacement. A motorcycle accident victim should contact a lawyer for legal advice with compensation for injuries suffered. Our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks have been included in the list of Super Lawyers® since 2006 which can help many clients injured in motorcycle accidents.

Cruiser Accidents

Cruisers are large, expensive bikes built for comfort over long distances. A unique feature is the position of the driver slightly leaning back with hands up on high handlebars and feet up on the foot pegs. The cruiser compromises on cornering and maneuverability at high speed. Drivers of autos, SUVs, vans, buses, and trucks cause motorcycle accidents because of lack of visibility and failure to yield at a left-hand turn in an intersection. Other factors that contribute to cruiser accidents are unseen road hazards, tire blowout, mechanical failure, and slippery road surfaces from oil, water or ice.

Sport Bike Accidents

Cruisers are large, expensive bikes built for comfort over long distances. A unique feature is the position of the driver slightly leaning back with hands up on high handlebars and feet up on the foot pegs. The cruiser compromises on cornering and maneuverability at high speed. Drivers of autos, SUVs, vans, buses, and trucks cause motorcycle accidents because of lack of visibility and failure to yield at a left-hand turn in an intersection. Other factors that contribute to cruiser accidents are unseen road hazards, tire blowout, mechanical failure, and slippery road surfaces from oil, water or ice.

Common Contributing Factors

Once a motorcyclist loses control of the bike, it is hard to correct and usually results in an accident.

There can be many contributing factors in motorcycle accidents, such as:

  • Negligent vehicle drivers
  • Road conditions - slippery road surface from oil, water or ice
  • Objects in the road - potholes, debris, curb
  • Motor vehicle crash with a car, SUV, van, truck, or bus
  • Tire blowout or mechanical failure

Automobile drivers often do not see a motorcycle and fail to yield while making a left hand turn in an intersection. An accident due to the negligent actions of another involves the issue of liability. For instance, in the case of a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, the drunk driver would be liable to the injured parties. To injured individuals, the responsible party may be liable for damages in the form of loss of earnings, medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. In motorcycle accidents, as with any other type of personal injury accident, it is best to seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer. It is best to speak with an attorney before settling.

The settlement offer may be insufficient to pay for all damages and suffering from an injury accident. An insurance settlement may result in loss of ability to pursue further action against the responsible party for additional compensation. At Givens Givens Sparks, we are knowledgeable in the personal injury laws and assist many clients injured in motorcycle accidents receive maximum compensation.

Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our qualified Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers.

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