St Petersburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
There is nothing more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle. We know because we have spoken to many clients who are avid riders, and we have riders at our St Petersburg personal injury firm as well. But there is a high risk for riders and our St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorneys are all too familiar with these risks.
If a negligent driver has caused you injury you are entitled to compensation and you should have the best team of motorcycle accident lawyers in St. Petersburg standing next to you every step of the way. Our personal injury lawyers specialize in auto accidents and have represented clients all over the South East United States. This is what we do, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial to make sure you get every, single, penny you are owed. It’s that simple.
Our St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to fight for you right now. Visit our downtown office, 360 Central Ave Suite 800, St Petersburg 33701 or call us directly at: (727) 346-6039 for a free consultation.
We work on a contingency fee which means we don’t receive any payment unless we win your case. Call us for a free consultation and let us fight for you.
Why Choose Steinger, Greene & Feiner
After a motorcycle accident, you want a motorcycle accident lawyer that is more like family. We don’t say that lightly. Every one of our clients involved in a motorcycle accident have one thing they should focus on: recovery.
Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers will handle the rest.
Motorcycle accidents are often life-changing. And it doesn’t matter how much you prepare for the possibility of an accident. You can wear all the gear, take all the precautions, and drive defensively. Accidents still happen.
And we have no control over those moments. For those of us that have experienced a motorcycle accident in St. Petersburg and who need a lawyer, you’ve come to the right place. Steinger, Greene & Feiner has over 20 years’ experience in the personal injury field fighting insurance companies for medical costs, lost wages, and more. We’ve won over $1 Billion for our clients.
Successful Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Many successful motorcycle accident lawsuits have a lot of similarities. Though each motorcycle case is distinctive, and each motorcycle accident attorney has to handle each case as the unique entities it is; many successful motorcycle accident cases have followed the same set of rules.
It can be difficult for the victim of the motorcycle accident to seek compensation from his or her own insurance company, and if awarded, they will have to convince their motorcycle insurance company to give them a small amount. Motorcycle accident claims are difficult to file if you are unsure of what you are doing.
So why should you hire a St Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyer?
Because a good lawyer can make all the difference and a good motorcycle lawyer will also explore other options for compensation. There will likely be more than one option for you to receive compensation.
Contact the Steinger, Greene & Feiner St. Petersburg law offices at (727) 346-6039 for a free consultation. We will begin your case by:
Free Consultation & Sign Up You call us and we will walk you through our process from start to finish. Our legal team will ask you some questions to understand your case and learn more about your case. You can explain what happened in detail.
Getting The Facts & Documents We have to gather all the evidence associated with your case to ensure that our team of St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to chase every lead and get you compensation from every possible source.
Get Treatment We believe that it is so important that you get treated after a motorcycle accident. Untreated personal injuries, even just mild injuries, can have unwanted long-term effects.1 This is why we advise all of our clients who have been involved in motorcycle accidents to seek medical attention as soon as possible. After speaking with a motorcycle accident attorney, call a doctor!
Keep Records Keep records or communications (texts, emails, phone calls), all receipts from medical visits, and any other documents you believe may be important or related to the accident. We also encourage accident victims to keep a journal where they track you’re the changes to their day-to-day life which may be used as evidence of additional pain and suffering.
Follow Treatment Plans Above all else, plaintiffs of successful motorcycle accident cases follow the treatment plan accordingly and listen to the advice of their St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyers carefully. Clients who have followed our advice and worked with Steinger, Greene & Feiner have received the compensation they deserved.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
We have all heard the warnings: “It’s not the motorcyclist’s fault”, and “it’s not ‘if’ you come off the bike, but rather ‘when’ you come off the bike”. But for those of us who love to ride, we do our best to follow the road rules, drive defensively, and follow the ATGATT protocol when we can (All The Gear, All The Time).
But there are a few common causes for motorcycle accidents that apply to wrecks in St. Petersburg, the State of Florida, the United States, and even The World for that matter.
Speeding The most common cause of most motorcycle accidents is speeding. It turns out that motorcycles hit more stationary objects at high speeds than other cars, according to the 2017 study by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration.2 More than 23% of motorcycle fatalities were from accidents with fixed objects.
Cars Making Left Turns Vehicle awareness is the second most common cause of motorcycle accidents and many times, cars making left turns, are responsible for these accidents.3 Though we cannot always blame drivers, there is a lot to be said about driver awareness as it plays a role in motorcycle accidents and fatalities.
Alcohol Unfortunately, motorcyclists account for more deaths related to impaired driving than any other group on the road at 27% in 2017 (compared to 21% of car drivers).2 Alcohol plays a role in motorcycle accidents and could lead to a level of comparative negligence in motorcycle accident cases.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle injuries from accidents are often quite severe. Most riders will tell you that even simple bike accidents leave them severely injured.
Motorcycle accidents are much more devastating than car accidents for the bike rider. Drivers and passengers in cars are often protected by the cars themselves which offer a massive amount of interior and exterior protection in the form of steel, airbags, and seatbelts. However, motorcycles have very minimal protection. The rider only has a helmet and his leathers and boots if he or she is following the property ATGATT protocol (All The Gear, All The Time4).
If you’re in a motorcycle accident at a high speed, then you understand that even all the gear and the helmet, and all the training cannot prepare you for the force of the impact. Those elements will help you, but you will likely sustain serious injuries after a motorcycle wreck.
So what are the most common motorcycle accident injuries?
Road Rash Road rash is the most common injury after a motorcycle accident and can range from mild to severe. Almost all riders have experienced some level of road rash at some point and can lessen the effects of road rash by weather their leathers and denim (ATGATT).
Fractures Broken bones and fractures are fairly common after motorcycle accidents because of the speed at which riders travel and the lack of exterior protection that a motorcycle offers. Once in an accident, the rider is either ejected or will sometimes land with the motorcycle underneath them. Fractures are common in these scenarios.
Loss of Limb or Paralyzed Limbs These injuries tend to be more common after serious motorcycle accidents. Often riders lose legs, toes, or feet after serious motorcycle accidents. Hospital charges for these cases ranged from $20,745 to $56, 288.5
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) In St. Petersburg (and all of Florida) you must ride with a helmet, or carry medical insurance that covers you over $10,000 in case of an accident according to Florida §316.211. Helmets do prevent some level of brain injury after motorcycle accidents.
Spinal Cord Injuries After a high impact of a motorcycle accident, the spinal cord can often suffer severe damage and is irreparable. These damages are often permanent. These injuries will, like TBI, will require consistent medical attention and therapy for recovery.
Our St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyers have worked with clients who have every kind of injury after a wreck.
Contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner
Reach out and speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Petersburg Florida today. Visit our office at 360 Central Ave Suite 800, St Petersburg 33701 or call us directly at: (727) 346-6039 for a free consultation.