Motorcycle Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL
Helping Victims of Motorcycle Accidents Recover Compensation
Many people throughout St. Petersburg chose to ride motorcycles as their primary mode of transportation, especially as the price of gas continues to increase. Most motorists, however, marginalize motorcycles on the road, putting motorcyclists at risk. Because of this, many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers sideswiping a motorcyclist they couldn't see, either because it was too dark outside, the motorcyclist was in their blind spot, or they weren't really paying attention.
If you were injured or involved in a motorcycle accident in Florida, it is best to retain the legal counsel and representation of a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Petersburg. Often times the driver of the car will try to paint a picture of the stereotypical motorcyclist as "driving too fast." Sometimes they may try to claim the motorcyclist was driving recklessly. They basically come up with any excuse they can think of to pin the blame on the motorcyclist to get out of paying damages.
What Can Cause Your Motorcycle Accident?
While you’re riding down the road, it’s important to keep a watchful eye out for a number of factors that can cause an accident. Motorcycles are meant to be treated as if they’re any other vehicle, however this doesn’t always happen. Here are some common reasons why motorcycles accidents happen:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous road conditions
- Lane splitting (illegal in Florida)
- Lane changes
- Defects with the motorcycle
We Can Help You Recover Compensation for Your Accident & Injuries
At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we understand the various ways drivers will attempt to avoid responsibility for their actions. We will do everything we can to prove their negligence to increase your chances of recovering the relief you deserve for your pain and suffering.
In addition to seeking benefits from the parties responsible for your accident, you may have insurance coverage on you motorcycle that will pay for your medical costs. Sometimes the insurance coverage on your motorcycle will compensate you if the car driver took off and did not stay at the scene. Call us today at the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. and let us help you recover these proceeds.