Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer – Serious Injury Claims
Some of the worst vehicle injury accidents occur when a motorcycle is involved. Motorcyclists can be seriously or fatally injured in auto accidents, and it is often the fault of the other driver. Due to the lack of protection, riders that survive can suffer a wide range of serious injuries that change their lives forever. If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Other drivers on the road often are negligent in watching for motorcycles. Whether they are distracted or just not focused, it is not uncommon for a car or truck to hit a motorcyclist head on or broadside, causing serious injuries. One of the most common motorcycle accidents is at intersections where a vehicle is making a left-hand turn across oncoming traffic. It is all too common for a vehicle to turn right into the path of a motorcycle and cause a serious injury accident.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
If you are on a motorcycle and are hit by a four-wheeled vehicle, it is rare to walk away without any serious injuries. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, nearly 5,000 people were killed in 2017 in motorcycle accidents, even more in 2016. Motorcyclists have a fatality rate that is 28 times greater than those who ride in other types of vehicles. In addition to fatalities, serious injuries are linked to motorcycle accidents, including:
- Head trauma or brain injury
- Fractured bones
- Lacerations and contusions
- Spinal cord or nerve damage causing paralysis
- Limb amputation
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be facing extensive medical bills, lost income and other life-altering changes. The same is true if you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. To explore your legal options, contact our team at Race Law Firm. If we handle your motorcycle accident claim, we’ll fight to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your claim that’s allowed by the law.