Motorcycle Accident Attorneys In Florida
A motorcycle accident can be particularly devastating for the rider. At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, our Florida personal injury lawyers offer compassionate and competent legal representation to motorcyclists who have been injured in a crash.
Our lawyers are experienced trial advocates with over fifty years of combined legal experience. We understand the traumatic impact a motorcycle crash can have on a victim and are prepared to help you if you were hurt in a collision. Please call our office today to discuss your case.
Motorcycle Crashes in the U.S. and Florida
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly fatal to motorcyclists and riders. Unlike car or truck occupants, a motorcyclist does not have the structural protections these vehicles provide to their drivers and passengers. Florida does not require motorcyclists over the age of 21 to wear helmets, so long as they have $10,000 in medical insurance coverage for crash injuries. Helmets may not protect a motorcyclist from every injury, but the lack of a helmet could leave a rider more susceptible to catastrophic injuries or even death.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows how serious motorcycle crashes can be: almost 11 percent of all fatal 2011 crashes in the U.S. involved a motorcycle. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported more than 8,600 motorcycle crashes in 2011. Over 400 motorcyclists were killed in these crashes, and almost 7,200 suffered injuries. Fifty-four percent of the motorcyclists who died were not wearing helmets.
Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Settlement
If you file a timely claim and can establish liability, you may obtain compensation from the at-fault parties in your motorcycle accident case. You may be able to recover for your past medical bills and future medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. If your family member died in a motorcycle crash, you can file a claim for wrongful death to recover for their funeral bills, medical expenses, and loss of companionship.
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, our motorcycle injury lawyers will fight for your right to compensation. Our lawyers are seasoned trial attorneys with years of experience negotiating settlements for clients and advocating for their rights in the courtroom.
We can evaluate your case, assess your medical records, and discuss your possible legal options with you. If we mutually decide to move forward with your case, you can count on our personalized client service and tenacious representation to seek results for your claim.
We serve clients throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando Counties, and the surrounding areas. We have offices in Lutz and Brooksville. To discuss your motorcycle accident case with one of our attorneys, call us or complete our online contact form, and we will arrange a consultation at no cost to you.