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Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles are becoming an ever-more popular mode of transportation in the United States. However, the increase in the popularity of motorcycles inevitably leads to an increase in motorcycle accidents.

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Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are an affordable and fun mode of transportation. The composition of a motorcycle leaves motorcyclists very exposed when a motorcycle accident occurs. No matter how experienced or observant a rider is, a negligent automobile driver can change a motorcyclist’s life within a moment. When motorcyclists are involved in motorcycle accidents with other vehicles, motorcycle riders (and their passengers) are also more likely to suffer serious injuries and sometimes even death. The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine offers aggressive, professional representation for motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents are life-altering experiences that leave victims vulnerable and in shock after the accident, questioning what to do next. Injured riders are often confused with what to do, who to call, or where to find help after a Motorcycle Accident. The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine are here for you every step of the way following your Motorcycle Accident.

Motorcycle Accidents leave victims in a troublesome situation, they are in pain and often without any transportation or the ability to work following the motorcycle accident. With increasing medical expenses and potentially lost income, you may quickly find yourself in a scary situation in regards to both your health and your finances. Treatment plans may include many medical providers who specialize in auto accidents, expensive procedures or even surgery for your injuries. A patient’s priority should be on their recovery following an auto accident.

Lucas & Magazine provides the best Attorney’s around to fight and provide justice for any situation our clients are battling. We look into every detail to establish the best solution and fight for what our clients deserve.

Investigating Motorcycle Accidents

Evaluating all the facts involved in the cause of a motor vehicle accident requires skill and experience. Our office will meticulously investigate your accident and injuries so that you can concentrate on recovering. Establishing fault for an accident may seem like a simple process, especially if you were in a rear-end accident. The insurance companies commonly try to “share” the fault of an accident between the drivers. Our experienced Motorcycle accident attorneys carefully investigate every case to effectively prove negligence and fault. This process includes:

We carefully review and apply our investigated data from your accident to best represent your motorcycle accident and pursue the maximum recovery amount for your injuries.

Types of Motorcycle Accidents:

We know even if you do everything right, the worst can still happen. Motorcycle accidents are among the most severe simply because the rider doesn’t have the typical protection that a car gives its driver. On a motorcycle, there are no barriers between the rider and the asphalt- or a rider and another car. Even accidents as simple as fender benders can be deadly, depending on the speed of the car involved in the accident.

  • A car turning left in front of a motorcycle at an intersection

  • A car changing lanes into you

  • A “fender bender,” – a car hitting you from behind

  • A car opening its door in your path

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The injuries typically sustained by motorcycle riders in accidents are life-altering. In a “fender bender” where two cars are involved, for example, there is a high chance that both parties will walk away with no injuries. In the same situation with one car and one motorcycle, the motorcyclist is likely to sustain bruised or broken bones, significant skin bruises or cuts, and extreme road burn. Sometimes, victims will never look the same after their accident, with their injuries being too serious to heal completely without scarring. In these cases, victims may never heal to how they felt before their accident. If their injuries are too serious to heal completely, they will often require continuous medical treatment or therapy.

Motorcycle Accident trauma and injuries often include:

  • Back Injuries

  • Neck Injuries

  • Broken Bones

  • Head Injuries

  • Internal Injuries

  • Lacerations

  • Seat Belt Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries (Paralysis)

  • Wrongful Death

Process of a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Investigate the accident and define your sustained injuries.

File a claim and put the involved parties on notice of the accident and interest in obtaining a recovery.

Filing a claim for sustained personal injuries shares notice to the at-fault party’s insurance. The injured party will treat until they reach their Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). The Personal Injury Lawyer will gather the client’s medical records and bills and present a demand package to the insurance company.

Negotiate if possible, to reach a compromised settlement

Once the insurance company establishes fault for the accident and reviews the Personal Injury Attorney’s demand package, they will present an initial offer for the client. Insurance companies and the attorney will often negotiate to try and reach a reasonable settlement.

Filing a lawsuit with the court if negotiations outside of court are unsuccessful

Negotiating a settlement does not always resolve outstanding medical expenses. A Personal Injury Attorney can best advise if you should pursue litigation for your injury claim.

Litigating the case

Litigation is initiated by filing a formal complaint to the court and serving the at-fault party who will then follow by filing an answer. Discovery will then proceed (formal investigation of the facts of the lawsuit) between the Plaintiff and the Defendant. Discovery can commonly include interrogatories, request to produce, request for admissions, and depositions. Once Discovery is concluded, the parties will be able to mediate the case. This is usually one of the last chances to come to
an agreeable settlement prior to taking the case to a trial.

If no settlement can be reached, the auto accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine will counsel you on whether you should proceed with trial, weighing the risks and rewards. At trial, we provide the evidence to a court and a jury to prove that your injuries and damages were caused by the negligent driving of another person and that you are entitled to compensation for those injuries.

What to do after a Motorcycle Accident?

The steps you take following an accident can be critical.

We Fight For You

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle crash, we at the Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine want to help you. We are a team of skilled, aggressive attorneys who can help you and your family while you recover from this traumatic event. We understand what your family is going through and will work hard to ensure recovery remains your main focus as we protect you. Our dedicated legal team will help you recover any damages you are owed from a motorcycle accident. We will protect you from the start of your case to the very end, even if your case needs to go to trial.

Our skilled Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine are there for you every step of the way after your accident. Our team can help coordinate the medical care and transportation you need while you try to restore your regular life. We will fight for the best financial recovery possible for your case.


If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our offices.

call 727.849.5353
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Experienced Attorneys

The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine legal team is comprised of several attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers and National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyers. This Double Board Certification is a distinction of experience in specialized skills, knowledge, and proficiency within the field of personal injury. A Board Certified Specialist can make a huge difference when you need to retain a Personal Injury Attorney.

Florida Board Certification is a volunteer program recognition of “specialist” or “expert” based upon the attorney’s experience requiring:

  • The practice of law for at least five years;
  • Substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law — 50% or more — during the three years immediately preceding application;

  • Handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel and as the trier of fact on some or all of the issues;

  • 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;

  • Peer review; and,

  • A written examination.


What may appear as a minor accident can often cause serious injuries. You have nothing to lose by seeking legal representation following an accident. It is better to speak with an attorney immediately after an accident to help you navigate the insurance process- Insurance companies are not your friend and will often begin building a case against you as soon as a claim has been filed. Discussing your accident and injury with an attorney allows a professional to review your case and offer free advice. If you are hurt, an attorney can help you take the proper steps to treat your injuries as well as help your case. It is also an opportunity to memorialize what injuries, if any, were caused by the small accident so that an insurance company for a future accident can’t blame future injuries on any current minor accident. Remember, at The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine, your consultation is always free.

All accidents and injuries are different. You should never feel you need to have a “minimum” of information. Our skilled legal team will be able to work with whatever information you have to guide you through the investigation process. If an insurance company begins asking you questions you don’t know how to answer, The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine can help.

It is essential to seek medical attention following an injury even if you don’t think your accident was bad. Small signs like headaches, tingling, numbness, jaw pain, other “mild” discomforts can lead to the diagnosis of an injury you may have never known about until you had waived your right to care. Experienced injury medical professionals know the small signs that are often overlooked. Seeking immediate medical attention often leads to a greater overall recovery.

You may be surprised, but not all medical providers offer care to persons injured in car accidents. This is likely due to the nature of their practices or billing procedures. Following an auto accident, PIP is your primary initial medical coverage over all other forms of insurance. Typically, you will need an MRI, a referral to an orthopedic specialist, or maybe even a neurologist. Our firm will be there for you if you have any questions regarding the providers in your community who can treat your auto accident injuries.

Motorcycle Accident Damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses

  • Loss of income

  • Property Damage

  • Pain and suffering (including emotional distress, loss of relationships, and life enjoyment)