When you hear of a “motorcycle accident,” images of high-speed head on crashes between motorcyclists and motorists (i.e., cars, trucks, semis) are often conjured up. These unfortunate accidents do happen, and will produce horrific results such as severe injuries or even death. However, a more common accident that occurs to motorcyclists and can produce the same terrible results as that of the head-on collision is the broadside or t-bone accident.
A broadside accident, also referred to as a side-impact collision, occurs when the motorcyclist is struck from the side. These can occur when an automobile does not leave enough room when passing a motorcyclist and strikes them on their side, or when a motorcyclist is driving through an intersection and an automobile traveling perpendicular to them strikes them in the side (a “t-bone accident”).
A motorcycle collision is often far more catastrophic than a regular automobile accident. That’s why you need to get lawyered up and contact Tampa Attorney Martin Hernandez for your Motorcycle accident questions.