Many Floridians love cruising in our fantastic, warm weather with gorgeous scenic views on their motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can destroy all that, leaving bikers in devastating pain with large medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and the inability to enjoy their passion for riding.
After a traumatic motorcycle crash, you should focus on recovering—while the Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers at KFB Law negotiate with insurance and advocate for you.
Our motorcycle accident injury attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience representing clients in personal injury cases. We help Tampa families recover damages related to lost compensation, medical expenses, property damage, wrongful death, emotional pain and anguish, and more.
If you or your loved one have suffered an injury in a motorcycle crash in Tampa, FL, please don’t wait to consult legal counsel. Contact us directly to schedule a free consultation.
Why You Need a Lawyer On Your Side
Hiring a motorcycle injury attorney is a big deal—and you deserve only the best when navigating complex legal systems and insurance claims processes.
Filing an insurance claim can be a long and confusing process, especially when companies try to give you less than what you deserve. Personal injury lawsuits are also complicated. That’s where we come in to help. During your case, our team will:
- Gather evidence, including police reports, dashcam and security footage, and witness statements.
- Reconstruct the accident by working with forensic scientists to analyze how a collision happened.
- Review medical records and examinations to determine the extent of your injuries and medical expenses.
- Talk with insurance companies so you don’t have to.
- Help you fight for maximum compensation by looking at the total costs of repairs, bills, lost wages, and more.
How Our Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
We start every case with a free, no-obligation consultation meeting in person or over the phone. You speak with an attorney about your case and your options for getting the compensation you deserve.
From there, we work on building your case. The core of our process revolves around proving negligence, a legal concept that states someone failed in their legal duty to keep others safe. We use a combination of motorcycle law expertise and the evidence of your case to prove the other party was responsible for your accident and injuries.
People like you get hurt when someone fails their legal duty of care (such as when they don’t drive their vehicle safely or don’t watch for motorcyclists). Our team will prove that the other party failed their duty of care by breaking traffic laws and behaving recklessly, directly leading to your pain and suffering.
Many cases reach a settlement before entering a courtroom, but our trial lawyers will argue your case before a judge if necessary.
Why You Should Choose KFB Law
At KFB Law, you aren’t just another case to us.
We know each of our clients goes through a uniquely challenging time after a motorcycle accident, so we strive to treat every person with the compassion and attention they deserve. Here are a few more reasons why our clients choose us to be their personal injury lawyers:
Our team knows motorcycle law
Florida is one of the few states that doesn’t require motorcyclists to carry a type of insurance called personal injury protection (PIP). That can make things tricky for Tampa motorcyclists who get into an accident and aren’t insured, but it also means motorcyclists aren’t bound to the same rules as those with PIP insurance.
Rest assured, we still know how to negotiate with the other party’s insurance to get your damages paid—and keep you from drowning in medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and the additional costs that pile up after an accident.
We’ll handle the insurance company negotiations
Whether you have insurance or not, our team will handle the heavy lifting while you focus on recovering. After a motorcycle accident, we’ll contact the other party’s insurance company to discuss a settlement that covers the damages owed. We’ll present the facts of your case, including photographs of your injuries, medical records, and all your expenses.
We’re on your side from the very beginning
At your first attorney-client meeting with the KFB Law team here in Tampa, you will:
- Meet the motorcycle attorney who will handle your case from start to finish
- Get a full breakdown of what to expect throughout your case
- Learn precisely how our firm is going to help you and your family
After our discussion, our team will gather documentation and evidence to support your case—everything from medical records to police reports, insurance information, and more.
We’ll work tirelessly to analyze the facts, build your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved in your accident. If necessary, we’ll take your case to trial to argue your case.
We know this is a stressful time in your life, so we do our best to make you feel comfortable and safe with us. Meet the team here at KFB Law.
Types of Compensation You Could Receive After a Tampa Motorcycle Accident
Depending on your case, you may be entitled to receive damages to cover your economic losses and emotional distress. In Florida, you may be eligible to receive damages for the following:
- Lost wages. If you miss work because of your motorcycle accident, we can help you file for compensation to regain that lost income.
- Medical bills. Medical expenses can pile up long after an accident. Our team can fight to get your bills covered for treatment now and down the line.
- Property damage. If the accident wrecked your motorcycle, we will help you file a claim to get money to pay for repairs.
- Pain and suffering. After a traumatic accident, you may endure emotional suffering and distress, pain and anguish, and the loss of capacity to enjoy life. We’ll also help you file a claim to receive compensation for your emotional injuries.
- Loss of consortium. If a motorcycle crash caused harm to your spouse or resulted in the death of your spouse, you could receive damages. Loss of consortium compensates you for the loss of love and life partnership.
What damages you may receive will depend on your motorcycle accident case facts. At KFB Law, we fully advocate for you every step of the way to ensure you receive the compensation—and justice—you deserve.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics: One of the Most Deadly States for Riders in the US
Florida has more than 620,077 motorcycles in circulation. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Association reported 7,737 motorcycle accidents with 488 fatalities in 2022. This makes Florida the 4th most dangerous state for riders in the country, only behind Mississippi, Texas, and Arkansas.
Tampa Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Do I need a lawyer if I wasn’t at fault for my motorcycle accident?
It is always good to consult an experienced Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer. Insurance companies handle millions of dollars in claims each year that they settle. Insurance is a private enterprise aiming to maximize profit, not pay out in claims. An attorney skilled in personal injury law can understand how to handle insurance adjusters. Unfortunately, insurers often intimidate you into taking lower-priced offers without legal advice. It’s best to protect yourself and your interests with a lawyer because that isn’t ultimately the insurance company’s job.
What is involved in motorcycle accident cases?
Determining who is responsible for the crash usually happens first. Multiple parties often share responsibility, which can make things complex. The next step involves determining the amount the injured party is due for your damages. It covers immediate and long-term effects. As you can imagine, putting a price tag on things like a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or emotional distress is challenging. Still, we will work to get you adequately compensated as a motorcycle accident victim. Third, if a lawsuit is unsuccessful, we will file a lawsuit and represent you. None of these are straightforward processes, so it’s best to have a Tampa motorcycle accident injury attorney who knows what they are doing.
Can I still recover compensation if I’m the at-fault driver in my motorcycle accident?
Florida has strict comparative negligence regulations. Each party has accountability for the percentage of damages they caused in the accident. When your negligence caused your injuries, you may receive less than half your claim for your injuries. For example, if you were injured and determined you are responsible for 25% of the damage, your award will be reduced by 25%. Getting an experienced attorney involved is crucial so you don’t end up paying any more than necessary.
How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim in Tampa?
A Florida statute provides victims of a motorcycle accident with a maximum of four years to file their claim. Four years might seem long, but the longer you wait to start a claim, the heavier the burden can become.
Can an injured passenger sue the rider on the same bike if injured?
If a victim suffers ill health or fatal injuries from a negligent act, the victim may seek compensation. The same is true for passengers on bikes when drivers are at fault.
How do I prove negligence after a motorcycle accident?
We can help you by gathering facts and other critical details. Police reports can give officers an explanation of the incident or cause. Witness statements and photos can also support this argument.
Meet With a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Free
Your first meeting with one of our Tampa personal injury lawyers is always free. During your free consultation, we’ll review your case’s details and make a plan of action. We’ll only collect a fee if we win your case.
Contact our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers today if a motorcycle accident caused you or a loved one harm. Our team is here to support you and your family every step of the way.