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A Timely Investigation Can Pay Off After A Motorcycle Accident

Florida and the Tampa Bay area are attractive to motorcyclists for many reasons. The year-round good weather and abundant scenic routes bring many local and visiting bikers out regularly. On the other hand, heightened risks for motorcyclists are also familiar in any season of the year: bright sunshine in motorists’ eyes, other visibility challenges, potholes and erratic driving in this busy metro area.

An accident resulting in injuries is always a critical event in the life of the injury victim and their loved ones. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in such a crash, you should get legal counsel right away. Contact me when you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. At my firm – George C. Kezemides, P.A. – you will find the dedicated and determined advocacy you deserve. I take the time to conduct a swift and thorough investigation so that I can build a strong case and preserve your rights.

How Motorcycle Accidents Differ From Other Traffic Accidents

After a motorcycle accident, you may struggle with injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as in the case of a car or truck accident. However, your motorcycle accident may stand out for any of these reasons:

  • Your injuries may be severe. Traumatic head injuries and spinal cord injuries are common for motorcyclists because their bodies are not shielded by a vehicle’s frame. Significant injuries translate to higher financial stakes.
  • As a motorcyclist, you may have lower insurance coverage than automobile owners do. It is important to examine all negligence and liability factors.
  • Police officers, claims adjusters, judges and juries may carry biases against you as a motorcyclist. You need a strong advocate to overcome such prejudices.

If the driver who hit you was drunk, you may have a strong legal claim against the driver and the establishment that served them. I’m very familiar with these types of cases.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

Below, you will find general guidance on common questions people have about these cases.

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Negligent drivers are frequently to blame for collisions with bikers. That negligence may take many forms, including:

  • Turning left in front of a motorcyclist
  • Driving while distracted
  • Tailgating and rear-ending bikers
  • Failing to check their rearview or side mirrors before turning or changing lanes
  • Driving while drunk or intoxicated

I know how to thoroughly investigate these cases to pinpoint exactly how the driver of the other vehicle was at fault.

Can I still get compensation if another driver wasn’t at fault?

It depends on your insurance. Different rules apply for motorcycles than cars when it comes to auto insurance in Florida. As a former insurance defense lawyer, I understand the many confusing details of insurance, and I can help you sort out your options.

What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?

Florida law generally requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, with some exceptions. If you weren’t wearing a helmet, you still may be able to pursue compensation, but doing so can be more complicated. It’s even more important to work with a lawyer who understands the challenges of motorcycle accident cases.

I Am Ready To Get Your Case Started

At George C. Kezemides, P.A., you will work with me, the sole practitioner at the firm. I am a former prosecutor and insurance defense attorney. I know how important it is to gather facts and evidence without delay. I know exactly what types of information to look for while investigating a motorcycle accident.

The longer you wait to get your motorcycle accident case underway, the more difficult the investigation may be. For example, surveillance video camera footage may be available for just a limited time. Eyewitnesses may be difficult to track down if you wait too long, plus they may not recall details well later on.

Speak With A Lawyer In A Free Consultation After A Motorcycle Accident

As a diligent and determined personal injury attorney, I am also attentive and responsive. I typically answer clients’ queries within 24 hours. If I take your motorcycle accident case, I will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Call 727-490-9303 or reach me through a brief contact form. I’m based in Tarpon Springs.