Florida man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

A car and a motorcycle collided on New Tampa Highway on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. A 60-year-old Lakeland, Florida man is currently in serious condition after he was hit while riding his motorcycle east on New Tampa Highway, before 9:30 a.m.

Immediately prior to the car accident, an 85-year-old driver of a 2007 Lincoln was attempting to make a left turn off of Gay Road onto New Tampa Highway. After the driver of the Lincoln had started to make his turn, the operator of the 2004 Honda Shadow motorcycle hit the rear driver’s side corner of the car. After the crash, the motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with severe injuries.

After an accident like this occurs, unforeseen problems may be presented to the victim such as medical costs and pain and suffering. A victim may become overwhelmed by these unexpected expenses. A motor vehicle accident attorney may be able to help victims of motorcycle accidents file a claim for compensation.

An attorney might be able to obtain the police accident report that details all of the relevant information about the occurrence. These details could include the information about the responsible parties involved in the accident. A car accident attorney may also conduct witness interviews in order to support the victim’s claim for damages. After collecting all of the evidence, an attorney may be able to obtain a reasonable settlement for the victim and their family that covers emotional anguish and resulting expenses from the crash.

Source: WSVN, “Truck spills load of sand on Turnpike after crash“, July 09, 2013

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