A motorcycle accident can be devastating due to the lack of protection and exposure of the motorcyclist. These accidents often result in broken limbs, amputations and concussions, even death. The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is the driver of the car failing to respect the motorcyclist’s right of way. A common cause of such accidents is the motorcycle coming up on the left side of automobile and the automobile suddenly turning left in front of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist is entitled to compensation for his injuries where the other driver has been negligent. If you or a family member has been involved in a motorcycle accident in St. Petersburg, you are encouraged to contact a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer experienced in motorcycle accidents.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
Upon proof of liability, the motorcyclist is entitled the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Ambulance bills
- Hospital bills
- Property damage
- Loss of Income
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Where the victim died in the accident, the family may recover in a suit for wrongful death. This includes damage for funeral and burial expense and loss of comfort and support. Where the victim lived at least briefly another action can be brought on behalf of the estate for pain and suffering, property damage, medical expenses and possibly punitive damages.
Choose a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm!
At LeavenLaw, we offer relentless advocacy in personal injury cases including those who are victims of motorcycle accidents in St. Petersburg, Florida. On receiving a case, we make a meticulous investigation of the accident, interview witnesses, do accident reconstruction if need be and get a good evaluation of all of the client’s damages. With this foundation we make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. Where that does not work, we are ready to take the case to trial to aggressively seek maximum compensation for the client’s injuries. We would like to speak with you as soon as possible so we may investigate the accident in a timely fashion. We invite you to contact us for a free case evaluation with a motorcycle accident lawyer at the firm.