A motorcyclist was killed in the early morning hours on Thursday in a traffic crash in Tampa.
The 38-year-old man was riding his motorcycle near N. Nebraska and E. Louisiana aves. when he was involved in a crash with another vehicle, according to police.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officials have not yet said whether charges will be filed.
The investigation is ongoing.
About 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a crash with another motor vehicle, usually passenger cars. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, within the past decade, more than 70,000 people have suffered from serious injuries and more than 3,000 more have died from motorcycle accidents. In the vast majority of these cases, the biker is not the one found to be at fault for the accident.
A motorcycle accident can result in a range of injuries, from minor cuts and abrasions to serious head and brain injuries and even death. Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries occur to the head and neck and can leave the victim paralyzed or in a permanent vegetative state. Due to these serious injuries and possible wrongful deaths, victims and their families may face extensive medical bills, loss of wages and emotional distress. A motorcycle accident victim, as well as surviving family members, may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Compensation for Medical Care
- Funeral or Burial Costs
- Motorcycle Repair or Replacement
- Lost Wages
- Recovery for Mental Anguish and Pain and Suffering
If someone you love has been taken from you in a motorcycle accident, you may be feeling lost and unsure of what to do next. Our Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand the grief and emotional distress you are experiencing and can help you determine all of your legal options. We can handle all aspects of your injury or death case so that you can focus on your family and healing. Call us today at 813-221-3200 or contact us online to request a free consultation today.