South-Shore Area Personal Injury Attorney, Trevor Sammons of Sammons Injury Law, Will Fight For Those Involved in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, while less frequent than car accidents, often result in more severe injuries or fatalities due to the lack of protection motorcycles offer compared to vehicles. Throughout Florida, there were 5,893 motorcycle crashes leading to 347 deaths up to August 19, 2023. In Hillsborough County alone, there were more than 580 motorcycle crashes which resulted in 484 injuries and 39 deaths in 2023. With the rapid growth of the Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Ruskin, Gibsonton, Sun City Center and surrounding areas there are more distracted drivers on the road, resulting in more motorcycle accidents.

What To Do When It Happens?

Taking correct steps after a motorcycle accident or any auto accident can help protect your health, rights, and financial interests. If you're unsure about what to do or how to proceed, seeking legal guidance can provide clarity and support through the recovery and claim process. Attorney Trevor Sammons and the Sammons Injury Law firm specializes in representing victims of motorcycle accidents in Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview, Gibsonton, Sun City Center, Ruskin, Lithia, Fishhawk, Valrico, Brandon, and Bloomingdale areas, ensuring they receive the compensation and justice they deserve.
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Understanding Your Rights And The Steps To Take Following A Motorcycle Accident

The steps to take following a motorcycle accident can not only significantly impact your physical recovery but are crucial when navigating the aftermath effectively. Here is a list of important steps to follow if you are ever in this unfortunate situation:
  • 1. Check for Injuries and Seek Immediate Medical Attention

     Your health and safety are the top priority. Check yourself and others involved for injuries. Even if you feel fine, it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent due to the adrenaline you are experiencing at the scene.

  • 2. Move to Safety

    If you’re in the path of potential danger and you can move, try to get to the roadside or a safe area to avoid further accidents or injuries.

  • 3. Call 911

    Report the accident to the police. A police report is crucial as it serves as an official record of the incident, which is vital for insurance claims and potential legal action.

  • 4. Document the Scene with Photos and Video

    Take photos and videos of the accident scene, your injuries, the motorcycle, and all vehicles involved. Document road conditions, traffic signs, traffic control devices, road marks, and any other relevant information that can serve as evidence.

  • 5. Exchange Information

    Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and vehicle registration details from all parties involved in the accident. If there are witnesses, get their contact information as well.

  • 6. Do Not Admit Fault

    It’s important to avoid making any statements that could be interpreted as an admission of fault. The determination of fault should be left to the police and insurance companies after they have reviewed all evidence and completed their investigation.

  • 7. Consult with Personal Injury Attorney Trevor Sammons

    Before contacting any insurance company, call Sammons Injury Law so we can provide you with immediate legal advice. We will help you understand the full extent of your rights, and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.  Failure to contact us immediately may result in you unknowingly accepting a low-ball settlement offer from insurance company prior to knowing the full extent of your resulting injuries and damages.  It’s wise to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents.

  • 8. Notify Your Insurance Company

    Inform your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with all the relevant information but refrain from making speculative statements or admitting fault. Do NOT give a recorded statement to any insurance company without first securing legal representation prior to the statement.  Insurance companies are not your friends and the only interests they have are their own.  If you do not feel comfortable contacting the insurance companies, Sammons Injury Law can do it for you.

  • 9. Keep Records

    Save all medical records, receipts, and any other documents related to the accident and your injuries. Document any time missed from work and how the injuries affect your activities of daily living.

  • 10. Follow Up on Medical Treatment

    Follow your doctor’s advice and keep up with all prescribed treatments and follow-up appointments. This not only aids in your recovery but also provides a documented trail of your injuries and response to treatment.

Do Not Leave Things To Chance

Choosing the right personal injury attorney can significantly influence the outcome of your case. You are encouraged to call Sammons Injury law for your free consultation with attorney, Trevor Sammons. With attorney Sammons, you're not just getting a lawyer; you're gaining an ally committed to fighting for your rights and well-being. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact Sammons Injury Law today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward recovery and justice.
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Contact Attorney Trevor Sammons at Sammons Injury Law Today!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, or Sarasota County, Pasco County, or Polk County it's crucial to seek legal representation from a firm that understands the local legal landscape. We here at Sammons Injury Law stand ready to provide that expertise, offering personalized legal counsel and aggressive representation to ensure your rights are protected.
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