A Tampa wrongful death motorcycle accident occurred on April 4, 2020 on Bayshore Boulevard. The motorcycle and bicycle crash occurred near Rome Avenue in Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Times, three motorcycle drivers were heading north on Bayshore and one motorcycle struck a bicyclist as the bicycle rider was crossing Bayshore on the crosswalk. Tragically both the motorcyclist and bicyclist died from their personal injuries in this Tampa wrongful death accident.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, witnesses state that the motorcycle was traveling at a “high rate of speed.” Our Tampa Bay wrongful death lawyers expresses their sincere condolences to those who have lost their family or friends in this fatal bicycle crash in Tampa.
It does not take a lot of critical thinking to realize that bicycle accidents involving cars, trucks or motorcycles often result in serious personal injuries for the bicyclist. Bicycle accident victims often suffer traumatic brain injuries, particularly if the bicycle rider is not wearing a helmet. Spinal cord injuries from bicycle accidents, while less common, are also a risk. More often, broken bones or fractures of the wrist, hand, or shoulder occur. Herniated discs in the spine or aggravation to herniated or bulging discs also result from bicycle personal injury accidents. Tampa General Hospital’s emergency room handles many of Tampa’s personal injury bicycle accidents.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage for Bicycles
If you get into a Tampa truck accident and the driver who caused the accident does not have insurance, you may have uninsured motorist coverage to help pay for medical bills and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, this UM coverage may not apply if you are riding a bicycle at the time of the accident as opposed to your car or truck. It is important to make sure you have uninsured motorist coverage and inquire with your car insurance company if your UM coverage covers you in the event you are riding your bicycle.
Our Tampa wrongful death lawyer understands that before the family of a fatal crash can even think about a personal injury lawyer, they have to work their way through the grieving process. Our wrongful death attorney in Tampa’s sole purpose is to help the victim’s family get monetary compensation and justice for their lost loved one. If you have a friend or family member that has a question about a personal injury or wrongful death case in Tampa Bay, call us today for a free consultation at (813) 445-6121.