Motorcycles are small vehicles and this can make it difficult for people in Tampa to see them. According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, it is estimated that the majority of accidents between bikers and motorists are the fault of the motorist. Most drivers simply don’t see the biker until it is too late. Unfortunately for the bikers, they usually end up with severe injuries and some even lose their lives.
One man recently died in Brandon when his motorcycle and a vehicle collided. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident and has not released a lot of information. What is known is that heavy damage was done to both vehicles and that the driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. The driver was an 18-year-old girl. It was not stated whether the biker died in the crash, at the scene or was taken to a hospital.
Authorities were measuring the wreckage and roadway with equipment used for accident reconstruction. They did not say whether the motorcycle and car were traveling in the same direction or from opposite directions. The accident happened before midnight and it is unknown whether family members of the biker had been reached.
In the state of Florida, victims of negligence have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. A knowledgeable attorney can examine the effect of their injuries, show them their available legal options and help them calculate an appropriate amount of compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Source: WFLA, “Motorcyclist dead after crash in Brandon,” Ryan Hughes, June 16, 2016