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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Clearwater Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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In Florida, thousands of motorcycle riders are injured and killed in preventable traffic accidents every year. Often, these riders suffer serious physical injuries and face considerable financial and emotional strain that also impacts their families.

As such, it becomes critically important for injured riders to work with experienced motorcycle accident lawyers like those at Roman & Gaynor to fight for the full amount of compensation they need. If you have been injured, our firm is here to help.

Call us today at (727) 877-1212 for your FREE consultation.

Get Compensated for Your Injuries

Many motorcycle injuries require serious and costly medical treatment, as riders and passengers have little protection against these damages. The need for full and fair compensation is of the utmost importance in motorcycle accident claims.

Common motorcycle injuries include:

Those who suffer harm as a result of a motorcycle accident should recognize their rights when someone else’s negligent actions were the cause. At Roman & Gaynor, we can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Trust that our Clearwater motorcycle accident lawyers are in your corner every step of the way. We work hard to help you understand your rights and protect your best interests, pursuing the level of compensation you need to move forward.

No matter how you were injured, our Board-Certified civil trial experts have the skill and experience to successfully represent your best interests both in and out of court. Call (727) 877-1212 now.

Beware of Unfair Insurance Practices

In addition to facing a difficult physical recovery, many injured motorcyclists also experience added hardship from insurance companies who attempt to pay them as little as possible. Insurance companies utilize extensive resources to divert liability away from their drivers so they can avoid paying large settlements to the victims.

They will often capitalize on the negative stereotypes associated with riders, including unsafe speeds and lane splitting, in an attempt to place or shift the blame on riders for causing an accident. With a team of aggressive and highly experienced lawyers on your side, you can substantially reduce your risk of being unfairly compensated.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Wrecks

Roman & Gaynor can help with a wide variety of motorcycle accident cases, from issues involving driver intoxication to road hazards. We understand that motorcyclists are more vulnerable to harm than other motorists, which is why we are committed to helping injured motorcyclists seek justice from all liable parties after an accident.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

Whether your motorcycle accident was caused by another driver, a defect, or hazardous road conditions, you may have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Clearwater can help you understand your rights and options to move forward and hold the negligent party responsible.

Doors Opening on Parked Cars

Motorcyclists can suffer significant injuries in "dooring" accidents. Many motorcyclists ride close to parked vehicles, and if someone has just parked, they may open their door without looking to see if any vehicles are coming. When this happens to a motorcyclist, they can be ejected from their bike, sending them up and over the open door.

Defective Motorcycle Parts & Components

Manufacturers can be seen as liable for an accident caused by product defects should something go wrong with a part on the motorcycle. For instance, if new brakes are installed on the motorcycle, but they fail when trying to stop the motorcycle, it must be investigated to determine if a manufacturing defect caused the crash.

Dangerous Road Conditions

Motorcycle accidents are not always the result of two vehicles being involved in a collision. Sometimes, it’s not any one person’s negligence that causes the wreck. In many situations, a motorcycle accident can be caused by a dangerous road condition in which case the party responsible for maintenance can be considered liable.

Some potential road dangers can include:

  • Broken down, cracked, or otherwise crumbling pavement
  • Missing traffic signals or signs that indicate potential danger
  • Unnecessary and dangerous debris piling up on the road
  • Dangerous potholes that haven’t been fixed by the city

It is typically up to the city or local government to ensure that road conditions are safe in order to prevent serious accidents. If they are aware of a serious hazard, they must take action to fix the problem quickly. Failure to do so can be seen as negligence.

Drivers Not Checking Before Changing Lanes

Not all drivers operate their vehicles in a safe manner, failing to check their rear view and side view mirrors or blind spots when changing lanes. Some also fail to signal their intent to change lanes, creating a serious problem for any nearby motorists.

When this happens, it can easily cause a collision. Motorcyclists often lose control in these situations, causing them to crash, sliding on the ground and suffering significant injuries. This type of collision can also send the motorcyclist into another vehicle.

Speeding and Other Forms of Negligence

Far too often, individuals speed, drive while distracted, or even drive under the influence. Unfortunately, these types of actions can cause catastrophic injuries to a motorcyclist.

Often occurring in intersections, speeding or any other form of reckless driving on the part of other motorists can create a devastating collision, especially when one driver attempts to make a left turn with the other coming through the intersection.

Some vehicles try to make it through tight windows when turning at an intersection. This is a risk that nobody should take. When motorcyclists are involved, it can cause the rider to become ejected from the bike, landing on or over the other vehicle.

Who Could Be Held Liable?

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, one of the first things you need to do, after seeking medical attention, is determining who could be liable for your injuries. Motorcycle accidents can be expensive, and if your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, they should be responsible for the damage they caused – not you.

The liable party is typically another driver who caused the collision, but liability might also fall elsewhere. If road hazards caused your crash, the city could be liable, or if the crash involved a large commercial truck, the trucking company could be liable. To determine liability, the best thing you can do is work with a skilled attorney.

Roman & Gaynor Is Here to Help

Having recovered more than $95 million in compensation for accident victims in Florida, our firm has the skill and unwavering commitment needed to handle your case. We work diligently to combat the efforts of unfeeling insurance companies and strive to provide a sincere level of support to victims and families. When you need results and fair compensation, place your trust in a firm that truly cares about helping you.

Call us at (727) 877-1212 to discuss your case for free with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Clearwater.

We Have Recovered Over $95 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $572,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision

    In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.

  • $550,000.00 $550,000 Recovery for our Client

    A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers. Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm. This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice. This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.

Reviews From Our Clients

  • “We could never ask anyone for a more favorable outcome.”

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    Maria S.

  • “Thank you for believing in me and my case and always providing sound guidance. ”

    Ryan H.

  • “At a very low point in my life, Roman & Gaynor was very professional, protective, and patient with me. I appreciate and needed that.”

    Paula S.

  • “Your firm cares about taking care of their people. I would refer them and use them again if needed.”

    Sultana M.

  • “You all made me feel like family. I appreciate all your help.”

    Nicole S.

  • “The expertise of this firm is wonderful.”

    Grace M.

  • “You and your wonderful staff have restored my faith in the legal profession.”

    Mark M.

  • “I really felt taken care of by your team. Everyone was very professional.”

    Mary R.

  • “This was a difficult situation Mark and Cate made it easier.”

    Mary C.

  • “They Provided Helpful and Prompt Responses.”

    Edward R.

  • “I can attest that your motto "We Really Care" and "Compassionate Justice" are not just mere words...”

    Kally F.

  • “Thank you everyone at Roman & Gaynor. You really took care of me.”

    Luis G.

  • “Prompt, aggressive, compassionate representation is exactly what I received.”

    The C Family

  • “They really do take their job serious and they really care about their clients!”

    Karen W.

A Firm That Stands Out

  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $95 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • 24 Hour Availability
  • Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluations
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

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