Florida Ranks Among Highest in Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Nationwide
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast in Pasco County, Florida, the stats on motorcycle fatalities and accidents in Pasco and Tampa Bay, most likely won’t surprise you. In 2016 Florida ranked among the highest in the Nation for motorcycle fatalities including motorcycle accidents in Pasco County, Florida. Even though there was a small drop from prior years, the fact remains that one fatal or devastating motorcycle accident, is one too many.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney – New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Brooksville, FL
Pasco County, Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney Wendy Doyle Palumbo knows all too well how devastating injuries and losses can be after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident. Bikers have little to no barrier or protection between them and other vehicles, objects or the pavement. Even a small accident can result in terrible injuries. There doesn’t seem to be an end in site to the increasing numbers of motorcycle accidents. Thus, obtaining the very best compensation possible for bikers who have been involved in motorcycle accidents in Pasco and Hernando County, Florida, is Attorney Doyle-Palumbo’s goal.
Motorcycle Accidents in Pasco County, Florida
In Pasco County alone in 2015, 24 motorcycle fatalities were reported. That was nearly tripled from 2012 and those numbers were expected to be up again in 2016/2017.
Riding the U.S. 19 Corridor on a motorcycle from New Port Richey in Pasco County, to Brooksville in Hernando County can tax the nerves of even the most seasoned rider. It is just one example of what bikers encounter on Florida roadways. Despite numerous awareness campaigns to make Florida drivers more cognitive of motorcycles, the fact remains that too many motorcycle accidents happen due to the negligence of another motorist.
Speeding, texting while driving, drunk driving or being otherwise distracted is commonplace on our Pasco County Highways and back-roads. Oncoming vehicles turning left generally cause the worst accidents. Accidents such as these, where clearly the other driver is at fault are fairly easy to prove. However, seeking to obtain compensation from insurance companies without legal representation by a personal injury attorney may not be in your best interest. You need the best personal injury and accident Attorney when you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in Pasco or Hernando County, FL. For a free initial case evaluation, call 727.824.5727 today and schedule a consultation with Wendy Doyle-Palumbo or click here fill out our online form.
FACTS: 2015 Motorcycle Accident Fatalities by Age Group (Florida)
<20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 >59 Unknown
28 215 97 86 108 81 1
Motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most debilitating and long term injuries. You need to make sure that your rights are protected under the law and that your compensation is appropriate for your losses. If you have been in an accident and you have not done so, seek medical treatment immediately. You may not think you are injured, because often times adrenaline can mask injuries by reducing pain. This is fairly common. It can take a mere “nudge” to get whiplash and even more severe injuries that may not present symptoms for some time. Please make sure you get treatment ASAP so if you do have injuries, they are not worsened by not seeking treatment.
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Once you have received your initial medical care after a motorcycle accident, it’s imperative that you contact an experienced, aggressive Pasco County, Florida motorcycle injury attorney. Understanding your rights and having an injury attorney to represent those rights improves your chances for getting the appropriate medical care, lost wages, and other financial relief. If you are a loved one of someone who has been severely injured in a motorcycle accident and you need assistance, please feel free to reach out to Wendy Doyle-Palumbo with your questions or concerns. Compassionate, experienced and tenacious personal injury and motorcycle attorney helping injury victims in Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas County, FL.
Wrongful Death – Motorcycle Accidents and Wrongful Death
If you are the next of kin of a loved one who has been in a fatal motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another, you may have legal recourse in a civil action for compensation. Next of kin includes husbands, wives, children, parents and siblings. Attorney Doyle-Palumbo understands your pain and suffering and realizes that no amount of compensation can replace your loss. However, if you have decided to sue for wrongful death, proving liability in a motorcycle accident wrongful death cases in Florida requires the following:
- An establishment of duty of care to decedent (to operate a vehicle with a reasonable degree of safety);
- A proven breach of that duty (i.e., reckless driving, drunk driving, careless driving);
- Proximate injury or death as a result of that breach; Damages to plaintiff resulting from that injury or death.