Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa

Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents in Tampa

Motorcycle riding can be a fun pastime for some. Unfortunately, individuals that ride motorcycles have a greater risk of suffering severe injuries and death if they are in a crash than a car or truck driver. Due to Florida’s warm weather and many sunny days, getting on a motorcycle for a leisurely trip can be quite appealing. But, motorcyclists should be aware of the facts and the reality of the grave danger that both drivers and passengers face when they go on a ride.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, it is very probable that you suffered serious injuries. There is little protection for motorcyclists, so when a crash happens, they can suffer much greater harm, in many instances, than a person who is inside a car.

It is possible after a motorcycle crash for motorcyclists to obtain compensation for the losses they sustained if they did not cause the accident. Victims of motorcycle accidents can get assistance with an injury claim by calling an experienced Tampa motorcycle accident attorney at Fulgencio Law.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents in TampaA motorcycle accident can happen at any time. However, in Tampa, motorcycle crashes tend to happen more frequently later in the day and into the evening. More crashes are reported between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and pick up again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Crashes can produce several injuries, including the following most common:

  • Head injuries. Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes when a crash happens and can hit their heads. This can crack or break their skull and hurt the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are reported with great regularity from motorcycle accidents.
  • Spinal cord injuries. The impact on the body that can happen in a motorcycle crash can fracture or smash the spinal cord and cause permanent injury.
  • Internal injuries. The body can have external injuries like skin lacerations and bruising, for example, but internal organs are also subject to harm in a crash.
  • Lower body injuries. Legs are susceptible to fractures and other serious injuries in a crash.
  • Road rash. When a body slides across an uneven and sharp surface, it can suffer abrasions.

Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today

While enjoyable, motorcycles are incredibly dangerous for riders. Florida motorcycle laws do not require that everyone wear a helmet when they ride. Some individuals with appropriate insurance can ride without one. Still, helmets are the most important protective gear that a motorcycle rider can wear. And even though they cannot stop a crash, they can protect a rider’s head when a crash occurs. 

After a traumatic motorcycle accident in Florida, you may be able to obtain full compensation for your injuries and other damages. Your medical treatment, pain and suffering, property damages, and more could be included in your claim. 

For assistance with a Florida personal injury claim, please do not delay to call (813) 463-0123 to speak with an attorney at Fulgenio Law for a free initial consultation.

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