As a motorcycle rider, you probably live for the thrill of setting out for a ride on the open road. That feeling you get when it’s just you, your motorcycle, and the long road in front of you; when there’s nothing between you and the fresh, open air, you probably feel exuberantly free, more alive than you feel when you’re doing anything else. However, that feeling and that freedom comes at a price. When there’s nothing between you and the open air, there’s also nothing between you and the other vehicles driving around you, so when you have an accident, you’re that much more exposed, that much more at risk and likely to be seriously injured or killed. If you were injured, or if your loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you should have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney at your side, fighting for the compensation you are due.
Motorcycle versus Car Accidents
Motorcycle-versus-car accidents happen far too often, and although there are a variety of causes, frequently the motorcyclist ends up far more injured than the car driver or passengers, primarily because the motorcyclist doesn’t have the benefit of a steel frame surrounding them, seat belts to hold them in the seat, and air bags to cushion their most vulnerable body parts in the event of an accident.
These types of accidents can be the result of aggressive or careless driving, road hazards, and alcohol or drug use. When turning left, drivers who fail to check their blind spot or fail to see the motorcyclist for some other reason can hit, injure, and even kill the rider. It might be harder to miss seeing a large vehicle, but all drivers should be aware of their surroundings and other drivers or riders around them. Negligent driving can also include failure to use turn signals, pay attention to and obey stop signs and signals, and distracted driving (including but by no means limited to using a cell phone to make or answer a phone call or read or send a text message). Drunk, intoxicated, and drivers who speed excessively can also be found negligent and therefore at fault in an accident as well.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because motorcycles offer almost zero protection in an accident, it is of the utmost importance that you wear protective clothing such as a helmet, heavy/armored jacket, pants, and boots; the
more protection, the better. Even if you wear the best protective clothing money can buy, and even if you practice caution every moment you ride your motorcycle, you can still get in an accident and sustain minor or life-altering or fatal injuries. Common motorcycle accident injuries include the following:
- Road rash, bruises, deep cuts, and serious burns
- Broken or fractured limbs
- Mental/emotional trauma can require therapy and medication
- Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) can negatively impact your ability to carry out fundamental daily activities such as speaking and moving on your own
- Neck and spinal cord injuries can cause insurmountable injuries including partial or complete paralysis
These injuries may require weeks, months, or a lifetime of physical therapy and medications in order to get you back on your feet or as close to your previously normal life as possible – and that’s if you were lucky enough to survive the accident. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, your loss can mean more than just the loss of a person you loved, but also the financial and emotional support they contributed to your family as a whole. In short, just one motorcycle accident can change your whole world and turn your life upside down.
That’s why it’s so important for you to call Double Aught Injury Lawyers today so that their team can start working your case, investigating the scene of the accident and gathering the relevant evidence such as the police report, any medical reports, and pictures taken of the accident (including the scene as well as any resulting injuries and damage). They will interview witnesses and try to reconstruct the scene of the accident in order to get the most accurate, helpful information to support your lawsuit and claim for compensation.
Call Double Aught Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been a victim in a motorcycle accident, call attorney Double Aught Injury Lawyers today; as a personal injury law firm, they know the most effective ways to get motorcyclists compensated for the injuries they sustained in accidents due to other drivers’ negligence and carelessness. If you want to get reimbursed for your medical bills, personal property damage, and any pain and suffering, you should hire an experienced team at Double Aught Injury Lawyers to seek the compensation you deserve. When you need results, hire an attorney you can trust. Call Double Aught Injury Lawyers at 864-777-0000 today for a FREE consultation.
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