A set of motorcycle riders were hurt on Tuesday night when a driver crashed into the back of one of them. According to FHP reports, bike drivers Danny Burch and Wayne Patterson were stopped in traffic just west of I-75. An Acura driven by Raisa Ross drove up from behind, did not stop in time, and hit the back of Burch's motorcycle. That impact caused Burch's cycle to hit Patterson's motorcycle in what sounds like a domino effect. Bayflite took 60 year old Burch to Blake Medical Center with serious injuries. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that FHP troopers cited Ross for careless driving.
Careless driving is one of the most common types of accident citations used by law enforcement officers in Florida in rear end crash accidents. However, a careless driving citation does NOT automatically imply negligence or liability when the victims deal with insurance companies. This is where an accident lawyer is essential to your case if you were hurt in a motorcycle accident. An experienced motorcycle attorney can help prove that the other driver was liable or negligent in your crash. Otherwise, the other side's insurance company may not compensate you fairly for your injuries based only on a careless driving ticket.
For more information on your rights in situations like this, contact the personal injury lawyers at Buckman and Buckman, P. A. for a complete review of your case. Or you can contact them online at www.buckmanandbuckman.com or by phone at (941) 923-7700.