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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Attorneys helping with your legal needs after a Serious Motorcycle Injury
Serving the greater Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, Spring Hill, and New Port Richey areas

Trust our more than four decades of experience to vigorously fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve

Motorcycle accidents are an all-too-common occurrence and lead to thousands of fatalities and serious injuries each year. In Florida alone, motorcycle fatalities account for nearly 20 percent of all traffic deaths. The Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. have represented injured motorcycle accident victims and their family members for more than four decades. We help clients recover damages for injuries and lost wages and also work with insurance companies to identify all responsible parties.

Motorcycle crashes lead to a number of complex issues affecting both your personal and professional life. Our motorcycle accident attorneys strive to mitigate the consequences of your accident and help you regain control so you can move on with your life in the best position possible. We have more than 125 years of combined experience helping victims injured in motorcycle accidents and are here to help you.

Motorcycle accidents happen to even the safest riders

Florida’s weather and picturesque scenery make it conducive to a variety of outdoor activities. Motorcycle sports are a popular outlet for many people. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, there are more than 625,000 registered motorcycles throughout the state. With this high number of motorcyclists comes an increased incidence of motorcycle crashes, injuries and fatalities. Of the top 10 Florida counties for the highest number of motorcycle fatalities, four of them are right here in Tampa Bay, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk Counties.

Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be serious enough to alter your life forever

There are several legal issues inherent in motorcycle crashes including potential personal injury, negligence and products liability claims. Crashes involving motorcyclists often lead to a number of potentially life-threatening injuries. Our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys have significant experience representing clients dealing with:

  • Head injuries and contusions
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Paralysis such as paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Motorcycle accident investigations require a high level of investigation and analysis. Our accident lawyers work diligently to provide comprehensive representation and thoroughly investigate all aspects of your crash. In addition, we work with professionals in all fields to reconstruct the crash itself, as well as the accident scene, and obtain a detailed medical evaluation of your injuries, prognosis and records and have a team of accident investigators who conduct a comprehensive analysis of your motorcycle accident, including:

  • Accident reconstruction
  • Accident scene evaluation
  • Review and evaluation of your injuries and prognosis for the future
  • Detailed review of all medical records

Do I have to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle in Florida?

Motorcycle accidents are treated differently than automobile accidents under Florida law. There are specific rules that apply to motorcyclists. By Florida law, only motorcyclists under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet while on the road and they must identify their underage status with an easily identifiable, through design or color, license plate indicating such status. Bikers over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet provided they are covered by an insurance policy of at least $10,000 for medical injuries.

Our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys have a proven track record of success. 

Call us at (877) 728-9653 or schedule a free initial consultation.

At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., it is our privilege and duty to be vigorous advocates for our clients and help you recover the full compensation you deserve after you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys understand the unique issues that are involved in your case, as many of our attorneys are also avid motorcycle riders. 

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