Riding a motorcycle offers a unique blend of freedom and thrill, a joy known well by many in Tampa. However, with this freedom often comes vulnerability. When the unexpected happens and you find yourself reeling from the aftermath of an accident, the emotional and physical toll can be overwhelming. You’re not just dealing with the immediate injuries; there are medical bills, potential loss of income, and the sheer trauma of the event itself.

At The Ruth Law Team, we recognize the weight of what you’re experiencing. With over 40 years serving the Tampa community, we’ve stood alongside countless individuals like you, seeking justice and a way to move forward.

Let us be your beacon if you’re grappling with the uncertainties of a recent motorcycle accident. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team today, and let us guide you through the complexities, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Tampa Motorcycle accident attorney, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


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


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


Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Motorcycle Accident Case Results


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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 Accident Injuries

The road can be unpredictable, and for motorcyclists, even a minor mishap can result in severe consequences. While helmets and protective gear can offer some shield, motorcyclists face a higher risk of significant injuries than car occupants due to the exposed nature of a motorcycle. Here is a list of some common injuries that those involved in motorcycle accidents might experience:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Even with a helmet, riders can experience concussions or more severe brain injuries.
  • Road Rash: This isn’t just a simple scratch. Severe road rash can lead to skin infections, permanent scars, and nerve damage.
  • Broken or Fractured Bones: The force of a crash can result in broken legs, arms, wrists, or ribs.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Such injuries might lead to partial or complete paralysis, affecting a person’s mobility and quality of life.
  • Internal Injuries: Impact can harm internal organs, leading to internal bleeding and other life-threatening conditions.
  • Muscle Damage: Motorcyclists might suffer from torn muscles or other soft tissue injuries.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: A rider can sustain face injuries or teeth damage even with a full-face helmet.
  • Burns: Riders can suffer burns if a motorcycle catches fire post-accident or due to hot engine parts.
  • Lower Extremity Injuries: Legs, knees, and feet are particularly vulnerable in motorcycle accidents.
  • Psychological Trauma: Beyond the physical toll, accidents can have lasting emotional impacts, including PTSD or anxiety.

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident extends beyond the immediate moment of impact. The path to recovery can be long, and the journey challenging. The Ruth Law Team understands the depth of these adversities. With our experience and commitment, we aim to stand by you, ensuring that while the road to recovery might be arduous, you don’t have to walk it alone.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Motorcycle Accident Victims

When faced with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, understanding the potential avenues for compensation can offer a semblance of relief. Every accident has its unique circumstances, and while we can’t predict the exact outcomes, familiarizing oneself with typical compensation categories can provide clarity during challenging times. Here’s a glimpse into what compensation might encompass:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, and other healthcare costs related to the accident.
  • Future Medical Costs: If the injuries require ongoing treatment or long-term care, these expenses can be factored into the compensation.
  • Future Earnings: If the injury impacts the ability to work in the future, one might be entitled to compensation for anticipated lost wages.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for motorcycle repairs or replacement and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional distress from the accident.
  • Mental Anguish: Recognizing the psychological impact of an accident, this compensation addresses the emotional toll, including anxiety, depression, or other mental health effects.
  • Wrongful Death: If the accident results in the loss of a loved one, family members might seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other related costs.

Each motorcycle accident case is deeply personal, and its intricacies are multifaceted. At The Ruth Law Team, we prioritize understanding your situation and working diligently to advocate for the compensation you deserve. As you navigate this challenging period, know we’re here to illuminate the path toward justice and a hopeful future.

Next Steps After a Motorcycle Accident

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be chaotic and overwhelming. Amid the confusion and distress, it’s crucial to remember essential steps to safeguard both your well-being and your rights. Here’s a structured approach to what to do after being involved in a motorcycle accident:

  • Safety First: Before anything else, ensure you’re out of harm’s way. If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic. If injuries prevent you from moving, try to signal for help or have someone safeguard the area.
  • Call 911: Police can obtain a detailed description of the accident and obtain witness statements as necessary.
  • Document the Scene: If you’re able, take photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, damages to your motorcycle, and any other relevant details. These can serve as vital evidence in the future.
  • Collect Witness Information: Speak to anyone who might have witnessed the accident. Gather their names, contact details, and brief statements if possible.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you believe your injuries are minor, getting a medical evaluation is essential. Some injuries may not show immediate symptoms, and having a medical record can be crucial for legal proceedings.
  • Speak With Your Attorney: Before contacting insurance companies, it’s of utmost importance to consult with a Tampa injury lawyer. The Ruth Law Team is here to guide you through the complexities, ensuring your rights are protected and your interests are prioritized. Remember, insurance companies might not always have your best interests in mind; your attorney does.
  • Keep Records: Maintain all records related to the accident, including medical bills, repair costs, and other related expenses.
  • Stay Consistent with Medical Care: Follow your doctor’s advice and recommendations. This not only aids your recovery but also reinforces the seriousness of your injuries.
  • Avoid Public Statements: Be cautious about discussing your accident on social media or other public forums, as these statements can be used against you.

The period following an accident can be tumultuous, but by taking these steps, you can put yourself in a more advantageous position health-wise and legally. Remember, The Ruth Law Team is here to support and guide you every step of the way, ensuring you’re never alone in this journey.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

Always prioritize your legal counsel’s advice over immediate communications with insurance providers. The Ruth Law Team is here to be your intermediary, ensuring your rights and interests remain protected.

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 Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be daunting, with a whirlwind of emotions, medical concerns, and legal intricacies to contend with. Having a steadfast ally can make all the difference during such challenging times. At The Ruth Law Team, our dedicated accident attorneys bring decades of experience and a genuine commitment to standing by your side. When you’re ready to discuss your circumstances and chart a path forward, we’re here to listen, advise, and advocate on your behalf.

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Our Tampa Personal Injury Law Offices

We offer free, no-obligation in-person and virtual consultations to assist you in deciding whether or not you have a case. Located centrally in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team has been a community pillar for over 40 years. Our office represents the convergence of experience, professionalism, and client commitment.

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Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

Mailing Address:
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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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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