The nature of motorcycles makes these types of accidents particularly serious for motorcyclists. Motorcycles lack many protective elements that modern cars and trucks have, such as airbags and seat belts. This lack of protective features means that injuries from a motorcycle crash are often severe, permanent, and in many cases, may be life-threatening. Something as simple as a vehicle rolling through a stop sign, abruptly changing lanes, or not checking their blind spot can catastrophically change the course of a motorcyclist’s life. These injuries can prevent you from working now and well into the future, or even permanently as the case may be.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents can keep injured motorcyclists from working both in the short-term and long-term – even permanently in some cases. Motorcycle riders may experience the loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and property damage, not to mention substantial medical bills that often approach seven figures.
Some of the different injuries that motorcyclists experience include:
- Roadrash: Victims of motorcycle accidents often suffer from “road rash”. Road rash, or large cuts over a person’s body, is caused when the victim’s body strikes the pavement following a crash. Road rash is an excruciating personal injury and can necessitate substantial treatment such as skin grafts — most road rash victims end up with scarring and disfigurement. Many motorcycle accident victims who suffer road rash require future surgery or treatment.
- Head injury: The high speeds at which a biker can be discharged from their motorcycle when involves in a car accident can lead to severe injuries to the head and neck. In some cases, these can lead to dangerous brain injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Spinal cord injury: Motorcyclists involved in vehicle collisions are at risk of suffering from a spinal cord injury. The symptoms of such an injury can range from localized pain to complete paralysis of the body.
- Broken or fractured bones: Motorcycle riders involved in a motor vehicle accident regularly suffer from broken bones in the hands and wrist. These broken bones can lead to nerve damage and even permanent paralysis of the hands and arms. Breaks and fractures to the feet or legs are also common.
What if I was in a Motorcycle Accident?
With the help of a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer, you can receive just and fair compensation for all of these damages. We will strive to obtain a fair settlement based on your injury claim. A fair settlement can help you return to your original quality of life or adapt to permanent changes with the resources you need. While no monetary figure can make up for the losses you may incur, you can be confident that we will work for you to make your future secure. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have years of experience with motorcycle injury cases, so you get the representation you need to recover damages from insurance companies or negligent motorists.
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