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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Tampa, Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
4401 W Kennedy Blvd #250
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, please seek medical attention immediately.
Our law team at Whittel & Melton have decades of experience successfully recovering compensation for motorcycle crash victims in Tampa and throughout Florida.
You have nothing to lose by contacting our team for a consultation after a motorcycle wreck. It’s completely free, and we’ll never pressure you to hire us.
When you call our office for a free consultation, we’ll help you evaluate your claim. Our main concern is making sure you can get better and can still provide for your family.
We’ll take care of everything else concerning your claim. Regarding the money, we only get paid if you get paid. We only get a paycheck if you are successful in getting your settlement, that you must approve. You don’t have to pay out of pocket to get the support and help you need after your wreck.
Call us today at 813-221-3200. We’re here to make sure you get the help you need after an accident.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle wreck, call us today at 813-221-3200. We’re ready to get you the help you need after an accident.
Did you know that most people choose injury lawyers by doing a quick Google search and calling the firm listed at the top? That’s like searching Google for “car” and buying the first one that shows up.
Choosing the right lawyer for YOU requires some research, some diligence, and asking the right questions of the person in the suit and tie sitting across from you.
Below are the 7 crucial questions you should ask of anyone you are considering to help protect your rights after a wreck. Taking the time to ask can mean the difference between getting all of the settlement you deserve, having your medical issues handled properly, and getting your bills paid for.
1. How much experience does your firm have in handling Motorcycle Cases?
There are a lot of hidden landmines you can step on when presenting your claim, and a lot of tactics insurance companies will use to keep your payouts as low as possible. You want someone by your side who has been in the trenches again and again — and knows what to look for… and look out for. Not all personal injury lawyers are the same. Not all injury lawyers have handled motorcycle cases before. You need an experienced attorney, with a solid track record and experience in handling motorcycle cases.
2. Are you recognized by any legal group or associations of attorneys devoted to maximizing injury claims by riders?
You’ll want to hear a “yes.” Jason Melton is a member of these associations:
3. Are you associated with any biker education groups that would indicate your interest in biker safety and the biker community as a whole?
Again, you may want to know that the law firm and lawyer representing you care about the community of bikers. Jason Melton is a lifetime member of both ABATE and Road Guardians.
4. Will you copy me with important communications from my case?
During your case, you’ll want to know what is going on every step of the way. While much of what we do for you would frankly be confusing on paper, we will stay in touch with you via phone and text regularly. You can be sure the important documents will be made available to you. Honestly, they require your involvement, so you will know when we are creating them. You’ll want to know if the firm you hire will call regularly and copy you on important communications concerning your case.
5. Who at your office (both attorneys and non-attorneys) will be communicating with the insurance company on my case?
Knowing exactly who is going to bat for you is vital when choosing the right attorney. Make sure you know who is going to be your advocate. Find out if you’ll be able to reach out to them whenever you need to do so.
6. Do you have references or testimonials from past clients I can view?
You want an attorney with great reviews. What you say about yourself is good. What others say is gold.
It’s extremely important that you take your time and choose which lawyer you want to represent you very carefully. Feel free to ask every lawyer you’re considering the questions above.
Hiring a lawyer sooner than later is important as they can help ensure that you start collecting documents that may be critical to getting a positive outcome. However, you often times don’t need to hire a lawyer today. We strongly recommend you find a lawyer that makes sense for your case. Ask lawyers about similar cases they’ve handled and how they approached it to get the client funds.
How you pick a lawyer is ultimately up to you. More than anything, we encourage you to find a lawyer that has the relevant experience and that you feel confident in them. What you are going through is stressful and a lawyer may be able to help provide some peace of mind, helping you navigate the insurance company and legal proceedings.
If you are looking for an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Tampa, you’re in the right place. Our legal team is ready to hop on a call with you to evaluate your case. Ask us all of the tough questions. We’re here to serve you and your needs. And if you feel like we’re a good fit, we’ll proceed with moving to the next steps on your case together.
The following are the top six most dangerous intersections in Tampa, FL, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office:
If you find yourself in a crash in one of these dangerous intersections in Tampa, contact us today. We want to make sure you get the help you need & the compensation you deserve.
We want to answer as many of your questions as we can. The best way to get answers you need for a motorcycle case in Tampa is to contact our office. We can talk about your specific situation and give you the advice you need to make the best decision possible.
What if I believe I’m partially at fault for an accident?
No matter what you believe about your role in an accident, NEVER give a recorded statement without speaking with a lawyer. If you were to give a statement to an insurance company or an officer at the scene, this information will be used to evaluate your culpability. There may be other factors you were not aware of, and the other driver may be more at fault. Even if you are deemed to be partially at fault for a motorcycle wreck, it is still possible to recover compensation. As always, we encourage you to speak with a lawyer to evaluate your individual claim. This allows you to see what compensation may be possible to help with medical bills, lost wages, or replacement for your property.
What if a car turned left in front of me?
In 2018, 43% of two-vehicle fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another type of vehicle were the result of the other vehicle turning left in front of a motorcycle. The motorcycle in these crashes was either going straight or overtaking the other vehicle. This could happen at an intersection, on a two-lane road, or on a multi-lane highway. Many drivers just don’t see or look out for bikes, putting motorcyclists in danger. When another vehicle is turning left in front of a biker and there is an accident, the results are often more severe for the person on the motorcycle. We recommend speaking with our team as soon as possible to evaluate all the evidence and see if we believe there’s a basis for a legal claim.
How much is my motorcycle crash case worth?
Anyone who claims to know the average worth of a motorcycle accident case is only guessing. We evaluate each and every case based on its specific context and circumstance. The best way to find out the compensation that could be possible for your case is to call us right away at 813-221-3200. We provide free consultations, so there’s no reason not to contact our legal team. We’re experienced with motorcycle cases in Tampa and will help answer questions you may have about how to move forward. You can decide whether you want to hire us or not—there is no obligation to do so if you choose to set up a case evaluation with us.
Only a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney can help you get the answers, and results, you deserve. Contact us now to speak with a lawyer proven to maximize compensation earned in cases just like yours.