We understand how terrifying and devastating a motorcycle accident can be for the rider and the entire family. These situations can cause anxiety, frustration, confusion, and even anger, and you might be unsure of what steps to take next. The trusted and experienced St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are here to help whenever you’ve been in a traumatic accident.

Thankfully, The Ruth Law Team has over four decades of experience acting as St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorneys and is here to help you through each step of the process. We have earned a reputation throughout Florida for providing experienced, high-quality representation for victims of motorcycle accidents who have experienced pain and suffering and even loss of life. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of St. Pete which means we can meet clients in our space, or come to them. We know the ins and outs of Pinellas County and we’re local.

A motorcycle accident can result in several types of injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or property damage to the motorcycle itself. The force of an accident can even eject a rider or passenger from the motorcycle, resulting in their death.

Helmets and other protective gear can reduce fatalities but cannot stop injuries. Because motorcycle riders are so exposed, they may suffer from life-changing problems and, as a result, need a motorcycle accident attorney who can fight to get them justice and the settlement they deserve.

To speak with a St. Pete motorcycle lawyer in your area, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation and receive a no-cost and no-obligation case review.

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Jessica was always my calming moment on me starting to freak out because of the accident. She was simply put AMAZING. Would I recommend Ruth Law again? Yes! Each and every time and Jessica would be the one who I definitely recommend. I appreciate everything that she did for me and my family after the horrific accident that I had to endure. So I’ll raise my glass and give this team a 5 stars. Thank you Jessica and the Ruth Law Team!

 
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St. Petersburg

My wife and I were very satisfied with Ruth Law Firm and their handling of our lawsuit regarding my motorcycle accident. They were always courteous and communicated with us in a timely manner whenever we needed assistance or clarification during the legal proceedings. We were satisfied with the final settlement and would not hesitate to use their services in the future if the need should arise. Thank you.

 
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St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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The Ruth Law Team helped me through a personal injury claim. They were very professional, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Anyone looking for an honest firm to aid them in their time of need, I would feel positive to recommend they come to Ruth Law. My paralegal was Nicole and she is awesome!

 
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I am very impressed how the Ruth Law team handled my motor vehicle accident. Eric Roslansky was a great lawyer who showed compassion for my injuries and well being. Always there to answer any concerns or questions I had along the way. The office staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend them to others.

 
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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing motorcycle accident victims in St. Petersburg, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's story in the video above.

 
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Our Motorcycle Accident Case Results

$820,000

Settlement for a family after a company failed to properly secure a truckload of pallets

We represented the family of a gentleman who tragically passed after a motorcycle crash. This family contacted us when their loved one, who was riding his motorcycle, collided with a… read more?
$1,300,000

Rider Shatters Wrist in Motorcycle Accident

Another law firm requested our assistance as co-counsel to help obtain a $1,300,000 settlement after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He endured multiple surgeries after a driver hit him, shattering his wrist… read more?
$100,000

Verdict After Tow Truck Pulls in Front Of Motorcycle

Our client suffered a number of injuries including a brain bleed and several fractures (despite wearing his helmet) after a tow truck pulled out in front of him in Manatee… read more?
$63,000,000

Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States… read more?
$100,000

Settlement For Motorcycle Accident in Pasco

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to distracted drivers on the road. Our client was in a medically induced coma for three weeks after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County. He endured several fractures in his… read more?
$250,000

Victim Severely Injured in Car Collision

Settlement for our client severely injured when another driver turned left in front of her causing the collision. She suffered from multiple neck herniations that requiring neck surgery to fuse three vertebrae together.

Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Robert was involved in a motorcycle accident and initially hired another law firm. When they couldn't help, The Ruth Law Team took on the case and was able to get him financial compensation for his accident. Learn more about Robert's… read more?
$800,000

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting… read more?
$250,000

Motorcycle Driver Hit by U-Turning Car

Recovery for motorcycle driver hit when a car made improper U-turn in front of him. The victim was ejected from the bike hitting the vehicle and falling to the pavement. He suffered shoulder injury resulting… read more?

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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Common Motorcycle Injuries

A motorcycle accident can result in severe injuries that could be different from auto accidents. The rider’s exposure on a motorcycle can make them susceptible to unique injuries, and an experienced attorney in motorcycle cases will understand the differences.

In a regular car accident, the frame of the vehicle and the airbags provide some level of protection to the driver and could alter the severity of the injuries. Even proper protection with a helmet and padded clothes cannot stop all injuries a rider could endure.

Some common motorcycle injuries include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Bone Fractures
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Loss of Body Parts

Remembering that health and safety are the most important things after an accident is essential. Be sure to seek proper medical attention for your injuries, even if you might feel fine immediately after the crash. Delaying proper medical care could lead to the injuries getting worse over time and causing more harm. Plus, the insurance company must have documented evidence of the injuries to understand that the accident was severe enough to seek damages and compensation.

Potential Damages Available To St. Pete Motorcyclists

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in St. Petersburg, FL, you may have the right to seek and recover compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit. You should check with a quality attorney like The Ruth Law Team to see how Florida’s no-fault insurance laws impact motorcycle victims.

Generally speaking, there are several types of compensation available to be recovered, and the common ones include:

  • Current, past, or future medical bills
  • Rehab or physical therapy expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Disability
  • Emotional trauma or distress
  • PTSD
  • Reduced quality of life

If you have questions on what types of compensation could be recovered from your accident, contact The Ruth Law Team today, and let’s discuss your situation. Remember that the specific damages available in your case will depend on the unique circumstances of your situation and the extent of your injuries. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you develop a comprehensive understanding of your potential damages and devise a strategy to try to maximize your recovery.

Next Steps After An Accident

The first step is always to seek appropriate medical attention for the situation. If you need emergency services, seek that out and attend to any wounds first. If you can stay on the scene, the next most important step is evidence gathering. If you cannot remain at the scene, you should have a trusted friend or injury attorney get on the scene to handle this. Gathering appropriate evidence often includes pictures and videos of all vehicles involved in the crash, contact information of any witnesses, and insurance information from all drivers involved in the accident. Your lawyer will need quality evidence to build and present a strong case on your behalf.

The Florida Statute of Limitations

Florida law regarding the statute of limitations for injury claims changed in 2023. Florida law requires that personal injury negligence claims be filed within two years of the accident date. However, prior to the change in legislation, plaintiffs had four years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Depending on the date of your injury, a four-year statute of limitations could still apply. The statute of limitations is strict, and failure to file within the prescribed time may result in your case being dismissed. This is why you should consult with an attorney immediately following your injury. They can advise what the statute of limitation(s) is or are in your case. Some rare exceptions may apply in certain situations, such as:

  • Delayed Discovery of Injury: If you did not discover your injury immediately, the statute of limitations may be extended from the date you reasonably should have discovered the injury. This exception typically applies to cases involving medical malpractice or exposure to toxic substances.
  • Fraud or Concealment: If the responsible party intentionally concealed their wrongdoing or misled you about the cause of your injuries, the statute of limitations may be extended to allow you additional time to file your claim.
  • Minors and Incapacitated Persons: If the injury victim is a minor or was legally incapacitated at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations may be extended until they turn 18 or regain capacity, respectively.

Statutes of limitations are very strict deadlines, and exceptions are rare. Be sure to consult with a personal injury attorney who is familiar with the newer changes in Florida Law to ensure your rights are protected moving forward.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

In our experience, speaking with any insurance company before talking with your attorney is not recommended. Providing a recorded statement to insurance companies could damage your case to seek damages and compensation because insurance representatives are trained to ask specific questions that can put you in a compromised position. Any answers could (and likely will) be used against you in a potential claim or lawsuit.

The insurance representatives likely will contact you within a few days of the accident and request a conversation. If you feel you deserve compensation for the accident, we recommend you tell the insurance company that your attorney will take over all communication moving forward.

Additional Motorcycle Accident Resources

How Can I Protect My Rights After a Motorcycle Accident?

When you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, protecting your rights is essential. You might be entitled to compensation for damages, and taking the appropriate steps can help ensure you’re on the right path. Here's a guide on how to navigate this often stressful situation. At The Scene of The Accident Your actions immediately following the accident can significantly impact your... read more?

What if I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet During the Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries, and not wearing a helmet may complicate matters. If you're asking, "What if I wasn't wearing a helmet during the motorcycle accident?" - this guide aims to provide an understanding of the potential implications. Motorcycle Helmet Laws Helmet laws vary by state, and understanding them is crucial: Helmet Law by State: Some states require... read more?

What Should I Avoid Doing After a Motorcycle Accident to Not Jeopardize My Claim?

Understanding what not to do after a motorcycle accident can be just as important as knowing what to do. By avoiding the following actions, you can help safeguard your claim and increase the likelihood of obtaining fair compensation. At The Accident Scene There are a few key things to remember immediately following the accident: Never Flee the Scene: Leaving the scene of an accident is... read more?

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free review of your case by one of our motorcycle accident attorneys. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you so you can focus on putting your life back together.

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Our St. Petersburg Injury Law Offices

If you or someone close to you has been injured due to an accident and you need to speak with a motorcycle injury attorney in St. Petersburg, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact our office:

Physical Address:
8600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
By Appointment Only
(727) 325-5155

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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