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Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Catastrophic head, neck and spine injuries require capable representation

Motorcycle riders face greater risks than motorists because their bodies are exposed to oncoming vehicles and other hazards, and protective equipment can only do so much. Since 1976, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has represented motorcycle riders who’ve suffered devastating injuries and wrongful death. We realize how important your compensation is, especially when the harm is permanent. We provide attentive, compassionate and determined legal services in pursuit of the maximum possible compensation, contact our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers today.

Florida’s motorcycle helmet law and comparative negligence for head injuries

Florida recently reformed its helmet law so that riders 21 years old and over, who have $10,000 medical insurance, can ride without a helmet. Eye protection or a windshield is mandatory. However, the new law does not address the question of whether a defendant can site the absence of a helmet as contributory negligence. The argument would be that by failing to wear a helmet, the rider caused his or her injuries to be greater than they would have been.

According to The Florida Law Journal, the law is unsettled in Florida, and other states split on the issue. For instance, Arizona treats the failure to wear a helmet similarly to the failure to use a seat belt. Arizona does not hold a car accident defendant accountable for harm that would not have occurred had the victim buckled up, nor does it allow recovery for head injuries a rider would not have sustained had a helmet been worn. Hawaii, on the other hand, declines to allow a helmet defense, because the state does not recognize the seat belt defense.

Florida recognizes the seat belt defense, but the law on helmet defense is unsettled. If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury while riding without a helmet, you truly need an experienced accident attorney who is prepared to argue against Florida adopting a helmet defense.

Attentive service from engaged professionals

The Matassini Law Firm dedicates our energy to pursuing justice for injured Floridians. We’re committed to fighting in your corner through every step of the process. As with trucking and auto accidents, if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we’re more than happy to visit you at your home or in your hospital room, anywhere in central Florida.

Consult The Matassini Law Firm today to discuss your motorcycle accident case

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or wrongful death in a motorcycle accident, let our hometown lawyers fight for your maximum compensation. Call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online to schedule a free initial confidential conference. An experienced Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer will meet with you and explain how The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. can be of service.

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The experience you need in your pursuit of justice

The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

The resources to provide quality representation for the length of your case

Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorneyÕs advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneyÕs need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

Call our Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers for a free consultation

A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa personal injury lawyers, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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