St. Petersburg Motorcycle Accidents

With comfortable temperatures year round, Florida is one of the best states in the country to own a motorcycle. This is particularly true in St. Petersburg, a city so renowned for its weather that it is commonly referred to as the Sunshine City. However, it is also among the most dangerous cities in the state for motorcycle riding, with many accidents and injuries.

St. Petersburg is the largest city in Pinellas County, which ranked in the top four among all counties in the state for motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities during 2014 and 2015, according to crash statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

At Morgan & Morgan, our motorcycle accident attorneys in St. Petersburg have represented many riders that were injured during an accident and recovered compensation for medical bills, lost wages, among other damages on their behalf. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation to find out if we can also help you.

The Dangers of Riding a Motorcycle

Car and truck drivers have a hard time sharing the road and adequately paying attention to one another let alone much smaller motorcycles.

This can lead to motorcycles being struck by unwitting drivers, but that’s not the only way accident can happen. Motorcycle riders do not need to be directly hit to get into an accident, as cars making sudden maneuvers can force riders to swerve to avoid an accident. Examples of motor vehicle maneuvers that could lead to a motorcycle accident include:

  • Changed lanes without looking;
  • Followed a motorcyclist too closely;
  • Turned left into the path of a motorcyclist;
  • Failed to yield to the biker; and
  • Failed to pay attention to the surroundings.

At the Morgan & Morgan office in St. Petersburg, our motorcycle accident attorneys can help determine if your motorcycle crash was the fault of another and if you are eligible for compensation. They have decades of experience handling motorcycle accident cases and may be able to use it help you recover damages for your injuries.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

A motor vehicle accident of any kind can result in devastating injuries, but motorcycles injuries can be particularly serious due to the lack of protection motorbikes provide. Even though a rider concerned about safety wears a helmet and heavy jacket, this provides little protection in the event of a crash.

Some injuries that are commonly associated with motorcycle accidents, include:

  • Bone fractures;
  • Severe head trauma;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Brain damage;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Loss of limbs; and
  • Paralysis.

Sustaining these or any other injuries during a motorcycle accident can lead to a long hospital stay, extensive medical bills, and time out of work. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another, you may want to consider contacting our experienced motorcycle accident attorney to find out if you are eligible for compensation that could help with these unplanned expenses.

Some of Our Biggest Motorcycle Accident Verdicts

At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys have had tremendous success recovering compensation for motorcycle accident victims they have represented in court. Although prior results cannot guarantee a future outcome, some of the biggest verdicts we have won for our clients, include:

  • $47.5 million verdict awarded to a 27-year-old man whose motorcycle was struck head-on by a pickup truck going the wrong way. The accident resulted in multiple broken bones, a shattered jaw, and a collapsed lung.

  • $26 million verdict for an Iraqi war veteran who was in a motorcycle accident and sustained permanent brain damage.

  • $1.35 million verdict for a motorcycle rider injured after an SUV driver changed lanes, and collided with the motorcycle. In the ensuing accident, both of the motorcycle riders sustained a head injury.

Can a St. Petersburg Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You?

If you were in a motorcycle accident in St. Petersburg triggered by the negligence of another, our attorneys may be able to help. In the aftermath of an accident, worrying about medical bills and time out of work can make recovering even more difficult.

At Morgan & Morgan, we know how stressful life can be after a motorcycle accident and we want to help. To make the legal process as easy on you as possible, you won’t pay our attorneys a cent unless they win your case.

To find out if our motorcycle accident attorneys in St. Petersburg are able to help you, contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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