Four Decades of Experience: Tampa's Trusted Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle accidents lead to thousands of fatalities and serious injuries each year. In fact, motorcycle fatalities account for a significant percentage of all traffic deaths in Florida. Sadly, a motorcycle crash can lead to a number of serious consequences that can impact every part of your life. At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our attorneys strive to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries so you can deal with these consequences and move forward. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Tampa have represented injured motorcyclists and their family members for more than four decades. If you’ve been injured, let us help you. Call 813-473-6132 now to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Attorneys at Carlson Meissner Law Firm on Personal Injury

Attorney Jennifer A. Burns

What Are Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

Motorcycle accidents often lead to potentially life-threatening injuries. This is because motorcyclists are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features. There’s nothing standing between them and the hard pavement.

Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have suffered various types of injuries in motorcycle accidents, including:

  • Head injuries and contusions
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Paralysis such as paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Crushed limbs
  • Broken/fractured bones

These injuries are severe enough to alter your life forever. That’s why you should turn to our attorneys for help aggressively fighting for the compensation you need to move forward.

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Will Not Wearing A Helmet Affect My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

In Tampa, only motorcyclists under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet while on the road. 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. If they do not have this insurance coverage, they are required to wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet may not be required for riders over the age of 21, but it could still impact the outcome of your personal injury claim. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may argue that you are partially to blame for your head or neck injuries. Being found partially at fault for the accident could lower the amount of compensation you are awarded for your injuries. For this reason, not wearing a helmet could complicate your claim.

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How Much Time Do I Have to File A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit in Tampa?

The statute of limitations on most personal injury cases, including motorcycle accident cases, is four years. In other words, injured motorcyclists have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. However, it’s best to contact an attorney immediately after an accident before evidence has been destroyed or lost. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner you can recover compensation for your injuries.

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Why Should I Hire A Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Tampa?

The key to recovering compensation in a motorcycle accident claim is proving liability. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it may seem, which is why you will need an attorney’s help. Our personal injury attorneys will immediately launch an investigation into your accident to gather evidence that proves liability. During this investigation, we may:

  • Interview witnesses
  • Analyze your medical records
  • Review photos from the scene of the accident
  • Work with professionals, including accident reconstruction experts, to evaluate the case
  • Obtain surveillance footage

Once the investigation is complete, we will begin communicating with the at-fault party’s insurance company on your behalf. We will aggressively negotiate with the insurer to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries. But if a settlement cannot be reached, we will begin preparing your case for court. Our attorneys have decades of trial experience, so we are not afraid to go head-to-head with a large insurance company in court. From the start to the finish of your case, we will do what it takes to recover as much compensation as possible for you and your family.

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Set Up A Free Consultation With Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Tampa Now

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tampa? Don’t hesitate to seek legal representation from our motorcycle accident attorneys in Tampa. It is our privilege—and our duty—to work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. With more than 125 years of combined experience, we know what it takes to maximize your compensation. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call 813-473-6132 or fill out the form on this website.

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