Due to its mild weather, surplus of tourist attractions, and its popularity as an event location, Tampa as well as the entire state of Florida have become a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. Florida has more registered motorcycles per state than all other states in the nation except California. Unfortunately, more motorcyclists leads to more accidents involving injury or death to riders and their passengers. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a Tampa motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek knowledgeable legal guidance concerning your right to pursue damages through a claim or lawsuit.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a personal injury firm that has the experience, skills, and resources to help you in the critical days following a motorcycle accident. Our firm has provided legal representation to more than 32,000 individuals in all types of injury and accident cases since our inception in 1997. We’ve demonstrated the high level of skill and commitment we bring to every case as verified by our BBB accreditation, our AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and recognition as Super Lawyers. We know how insurance companies operate to discount, delay, and deny claims and will use our considerable talents and persistence to help you win the compensation you deserve to restore your life.
According to Ride Smart Florida, during the past 10 years Florida motorcycle injuries have increased by 50 percent while motorcycle fatalities have spiked by close to 90 percent. These drastic increases in motorcycle injuries and death in the state have occurred while other traffic injuries and fatalities have decreased. In 2013, motorcycle fatalities accounted for more than 19 percent of all Florida fatalities. Factors which contribute to these rising figures include an increase of aging motorcyclists, lack of helmet use by riders, alcohol involvement, speed, operator inexperience or lack of training, ignoring traffic laws, and engaging in hazardous driving behaviors.
Motorcyclists remain at a much higher risk for injury or death while on the road than other motorists due to the fact that they have little bodily protection. Motorcycle accident studies have shown that while other motorists face a 20 percent chance of injury or death in an accident, a motorcycle rider’s risk of injury or death is as high as 80 percent. Head injuries such as traumatic brain injury are a common result which can lead to long-term health damage involving huge medical and injury-related costs.
In order to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses resulting from a motorcycle accident, you will have to prove the other party’s negligence. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we will work vigorously to investigate and gather all of the necessary evidence to substantiate your claim or lawsuit seeking damages for your medical expenses, lost income, emotional distress, pain and suffering, or for a wrongful death.
Our firm offers a free consultation to help you better understand your Tampa motorcycle accident case as well as information on how we can help you pursue a claim. Contact us to schedule your FREE case evaluation today.