Dade City Motorcycle Accident
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Dade City, Florida
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If you live in Dade City, then you know that there are few better places in our state to ride a motorcycle. Indeed, with quick access to the beach and flanked by both a state park and a wilderness preserve, riding a motorcycle in Dade City makes sense for a lot of reasons. But even if you’re the safest motorcyclist on the road, you can’t count on other drivers to be as responsible as you are.
Motorcycle accidents can be deadly, and occur far too often in our state. If you’ve been in a crash, our Dade City motorcycle accident lawyers at the office of the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can help.
Motorcycle Accidents in Dade City
When a motorcycle and a car collide, it is almost always the rider of the motorcycle who is most severely injured. Motorcyclists have few protections–no seat belts, no airbags, and no vehicle frame to protect them. Common injuries that a motorcyclist may suffer as a result of a crash include:
- Head, neck, and brain injuries;
- Facial and scalp injuries;
- Internal injuries, including punctured organs;
- Burn injuries and road burn injuries;
- Bone fractures;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
- Soft tissue injuries.
For a motorcyclist, brain injuries are often the biggest threat.
Causes of motorcycle crashes
Motorcycle accidents are almost always caused by the negligence of one of the parties involved. When you hire our motorcycle accident lawyers in Dade City, we will investigate your case and make a determination about fault and causation. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes include driver distraction or intoxication, failing to look before changing lanes, failing to double-check blind spots, speeding or driving at an unsafe speed for conditions, driving aggressively, and failing to follow posted traffic laws. In addition to drivers’ dangerous behaviors, car or motorcycle defects may also cause a crash–for example, defective brakes or steering devices could lead to a collision. Finally, road defects, such as potholes, missing or incorrect signage, and debris in the road can also lead to accidents.
Why you need a motorcycle accident lawyer
If you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you are likely facing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, including medical expenses, property damage costs, lost wages, and pain, suffering, and emotional distress. The psychological, physical, and financial burden that is placed on you after a motorcycle accident can feel very oppressive. When you hire our law firm, we will work hard to build your case. This means gathering evidence to prove the fault of the responsible party and collecting documentation to prove the extent of injuries you’ve suffered. We’ll also work hard to negotiate your settlement and get you the damages award you deserve.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Dade City
Call us at 1-877-941-4878 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire Kemp, Ruge & Green?
It is very easy to describe what Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group does. Our mission statement says it all. We strive to “relentlessly pursue protecting our clients and improving our community through respect, communication and service.” Put more simply, we help people.
Everything we do is with that singular purpose in mind. If a client has been injured by someone else, we will do everything we can to make sure they get the best possible medical care at little or no expense to them. If a client is going through a divorce, we will vigorously work to help them get everything they need to put the pieces of their life back together and to make sure their rights are protected.
Our firm is unique; we are committed to our community and our clients with a level of legal expertise that is among the highest in the area. In fact, we were featured in Positively Tampa for our efforts.
Our attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national group that provides a network for information exchange, local assistance and case referrals to top trial lawyers in America who have won large, complex cases. Fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide earn this high distinction. We always provide legal representation in your best interests, maintaining open communication lines, and keeping you updated about your case every step of the way.
Regardless of where you live in the Tampa Bay region, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties, we look forward to helping you make the best of your situation. Many of our attorneys have been acclaimed as among the 1% of all attorneys in the country, and they’re right here in our area, ready to help you.
Common Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
We recommend initiating the claims process as soon as possible With that in mind, though, you have four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit for damages, per Florida Statutes Section 95.11. If you wait longer than this, you’ll be permanently barred from recovery.
Wearing a helmet is an important part of motorcycle safety. If you weren’t wearing a helmet, you can still file a claim for damages against the at-fault driver; however, if the other side can prove that your lack of helmet contributed to your injuries (such as a traumatic brain injury), then your recovery award may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
Living in Dade City
Living in Dade City means quick access to the beach, historic architecture, access to natural beauty and parks, and great dining options–none of which you may be able to enjoy if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Our lawyers are here to support you and build your claim if you live in Dade City and have been harmed. Please call us directly today to learn more about how we can support you and aggressively advocate for your settlement. Reach the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group online or at (727) 325-5512 today.
Dade City Local Services & Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, always call 911.
After a motor vehicle crash:
- Dade City Fire Emergency – Dial 911
- AdventHealth Central Pasco ER (813) 328-4999