Generally, most motorcycle accidents are going to result in a separate ride to the Emergency room at a minimum.

Hopefully you were wearing a helmet.  Motorcycle accidents are much different than auto accidents based upon the obvious lack of sheet metal and safety systems in place in your car.  Injuries tend to be much more severe and more likely to be permanent than in a usual car accident.

Once you or your loved one has been stabilized from their injuries, you must now decide what to do next.  You may wish to contact an attorney to help with your claims since you will likely have a lot of medical expenses for your treatment now and in the future.

How do I find an Attorney?

I believe it is hard to relate to someone unless you have been in a similar situation.  I am an avid Motorcycle rider and log quite a few miles in the wind each year.  Approximately four years ago, I was riding on US 19 in the center lane.  Suddenly (and for no apparent reason) a car cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes, stopping in my lane.  I was forced to either lay the bike down and go along for the ride/slide or face hitting the car.  There was no place to go as there were cars in the lanes on either side.  This all happened in a flash and the next thing I knew I was sitting in the center lane of US 19, waiting to be hit from behind by another car.  At this point, the car that stopped in front of me had taken off and traffic was moving as usual.  Without really thinking, I jumped up and grabbed my bike.  Somehow, I lifted it onto its wheels and was able to get to the nearest parking lot. Surprisingly enough, nobody stopped to see if I needed help.  To make a long story short, I was able to bend the shifter and floorboard enough to ride the bike home with crooked handlebars, etc.  Ultimately, the pain was too much and I agreed to go to the hospital.  As it turned out I only broke my leg.

The experience has given me some perspective on the range of emotions experienced in this kind of crash.  I got lucky with merely a broken leg.  It could have been much, much worse.  I also had the pleasure (sarcasm) of navigating the claim process to get medical expenses paid and my bike fixed.  I can honestly say that this experience was not even closely related to an auto accident.

Choose an Attorney who rides and understands the traumatic experience of a motorcycle accident.


Call McMenamin Law Group for a free consultation at (727) 372-7595




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John McMenamin, P.A.
John McMenamin is a licensed Tampa attorney and has been a member of the Florida State Bar Association since 2002. Prior to that time, he worked with his past firm in many capacities when not in school, since 1991. John grew up In the small town of Geneva, NY, in the heart of what is now the Finger Lakes wine Country until later moving between Florida And NJ. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck/Hackensack, NJ in 1998 then returned to Florida to start law school at Nova Southeastern in Davie, Florida. After graduation in 2002, he was employed By Marshall & LeValley in New Port Richey, representing clients throughout Florida, which later became LeValley & Napolitano and finally LeValley, Napolitano & McMenamin, P.L. In 2010. As of 2013, he joined Marshall, Thomas & Burnett for a brief time until Summer 2014. In October 2014, John saw the opportunity to provide a broader scope of legal representation in a more personalized small firm. He has lived in Tarpon Springs with his wife and two children since 2005.