Motorcycle-Truck Accidents in Tampa
Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the weight of an 18 wheeler truck or semi is often over 80,000 pounds. Smaller trucks typically weigh from 5,000 to 13,000 pounds. If a truck of this type crashes into a motorcycle rider, there is an increased likelihood that extreme injuries, such as paralysis,
traumatic brain injury or a
spinal cord injury, will result.
It is not uncommon for truck drivers not to yield to a motorcycle when making a left hand turn. Recently in Tampa, a motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a pick-up truck on Busch Boulevard. The rider, a 43 year old man, was driving west and the truck driver was going east. The truck driver failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist and turned left in front of him. The motorcyclist tried to avoid the collision and ended up crashing into the passenger side of the truck. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Motorcycle riders are fully exposed when they ride and so are much more vulnerable to being hurt in an accident. Even when safety gear is worn, a crash with a truck can cause the biker to be left with severe injuries, or worse, the innocent motorcyclist’s life is lost. A skilled Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer from the Givens Law Group has many years of experience in protecting the rights of clients who have suffered wrongs.
Investigating Your Motorcycle-Truck Accident
If you have survived being hit by a truck while on a motorcycle, we will investigate your accident. Semis, tractor trailers and other large trucks often have ECMs (electronic control modules), also known as little black boxes. These ECMs often contain valuable information that may assist with proving, and ultimately winning, your case. Our experienced attorneys and accident investigators will gather the evidence needed to prove your case in a timely manner. We are committed to obtaining full compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families.
Contact a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your motorcycle-truck accident.