Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than the occupant of a car in an automobile accident.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2015
Attorney Matt Powell, who has been handling personal injury cases for 26 years, recently published his Motorcycle Accident Guide, which illustrates step-by-step procedures to protect motorcycle riders before and after an accident.
“Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than the occupant of a car in an automobile accident,” said Powell. “My guide will show motorcycle riders who have been in an accident how to protect their finances, health and family, and to find out what the insurance companies, don’t want you to know.”
If involved in a motorcycle accident, Powell stresses the first thing one should do is escape immediate danger, as nearly 62% of wrecks involve fuel leaks and spills. “Your first step should be to distance yourself from any fire hazard,” said Powell. “Get away from any other vehicular traffic.”
Next, if injured in a motorcycle crash, get prompt medical attention. If uninjured, report the accident immediately, as a police report will document the facts and identify all parties involved, along with any witnesses. “All too often, a motorcycle accident is blamed on the rider of the bike, which makes it critical that you protect yourself early on,” said Powell.
For more information concerning personal injury law, please call (813) 222-2222. To download a free digital copy of Matt Powell’s Motorcycle Accident Guide, visit http://mattlaw.com/practice-areas/motorcycle-accidents.html.
About Matt Powell
Matt Powell is a personal injury attorney, dual Board Certified by the Florida State Bar and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubble. He has spoken, presented, and written on a various number of topics over the years. Matt continues this by regularly updating his blog and writing on various issues that pertain to personal injury law.
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