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Clearwater Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Florida's beautiful weather makes motorcycle riding popular. Unfortunately, motorcycles are not as safe as other vehicles. Due to their nature and size, motorcyclists have a higher risk of suffering severe injuries in accidents. Motorcycles lack the protective frames of cars, as a result of which motorcyclists are only protected by helmets and other riding gear.

In addition, motorcycle accidents have a high fatality rate. A recent study from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration shows that Florida has experienced a significant increase in fatalities associated with motorcycle accidents in recent years.

In most cases, motorcycle accidents involve cars and trucks. The accident often occurs because a negligent driver failed to see the motorcyclist. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to maintain proper distance
  • Sudden lane change or turn
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Road hazards

How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Since motorcyclists are at a higher risk of harm in the event of a road accident, it is important to exercise additional caution and care while riding. The following guidelines are recommended to prevent motorcycle accidents:

  • Wear protective gear
  • Ride carefully
  • Avoid riding under dangerous weather conditions
  • Avoid riding while intoxicated
  • Be vigilant

What to do after a Motorcycle Accident

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the following steps are recommended:

1. Safety First. Since you’ll be exposed to oncoming traffic, the first thing you should do is move from the roadway

2. Assessment. It is very likely that you would be injured. Check to see how severe your injuries are and if you are able, check to see if any others have been injured.

3. Remain calm. Do not try to argue with or blame other drivers. Also, do not say anything that could be taken as an admittance of fault.

4. Get Help. Call 911 for assistance.

5. Documentation. Get details of the accident scene including pictures and videos of your motorcycle, other vehicles and property that may have been damaged or involved in the accident.

6. Exchange Information. Get contact details, drivers license information and insurance information of all other drivers involved in the accident.

7. Identify witnesses. If you are able, obtain information from any witnesses around the scene of the accident. Bes sure to get their contact information to see if they would be willing to testify in the event of a legal dispute.

8. Seek Medical Treatment. Although most injuries would immediately be apparent, some injuries may take some time to manifest. You should seek medical attention immediately even if you are not sure the injury is serious.

9. Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. For a free case evaluation, call Lygnos Law Firm as soon as possible. Attorney Michael Lygnos is available to answer your questions 24/7.

Get Assistance From An Experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Severe injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident may lead to permanent disability which can impair your ability to provide for yourself and your family. Our Florida motorcycle injury lawyer experienced with motorcycle accident cases and can assist you in obtaining compensation for your losses.

At Lygnos Law Firm, we’ve worked with many accident victims and so we know what it’s like to be involved in an accident. Choosing Lygnos Law Firm means you won’t have to go through this difficult time alone. We’ll be with you every step of the way and ensure you get the adequate compensation you deserve.

Clearwater, Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. To speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer, take advantage of our Free Consultation at Lygnos Law Firm by calling (727) 726-9100 to speak with Michael Lygnos personally and schedule an appointment.