Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to a study published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, the most common types of motorcycle injuries are injuries to the lower extremities. However, from motorcyle accidnet victims that we have represented, we see head a wide range of injures such as the the hands, wrist, back, and face.
Injuries to the lower extremities are present in nearly 50% of hospitalizations of individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When a motorcycle hits an object or is struck by a vehicle, riders may fall off their bike and can slide onto the road. Riders often attempt to use their arms or legs to cushion their fall or block objects in front of them, causing these injuries. Cuts or lacerations, burns, road rash, or broken bones can all occur as a result.
Other Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Many other injuries can occur in motorcycle accidents besides injuries to the arms and legs. These include:
- Road rash anywhere on the body where the rider is dragged across the ground
- Fracture or broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Disc injuries to the back
- Internal bleeding
- Cuts or lacerations to the body
- Face and teeth injuries
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Spinal Injuries
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and think you may be injured, see a doctor for an evaluation immediately. A doctor can diagnose and begin treating your injuries. A medical record linking your injuries to the accident may be used as evidence in a personal injury lawsuit if another driver is responsible for your accident.
For a free legal consultation, call 888-988-6613
Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
If another driver’s negligent actions caused your motorcycle accident, they may be liable for your injuries in a personal injury case. Driver negligence can be due to a number of reasons including:
- Following too closely
- Testing and Driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while tired or drowsy
- Drunk or intoxicated driving (DWI or DUI)
- Aggressive driving or road rage
A court may determine that a motorist is at fault for a motorcycle collision and hold them liable for the motorcycle wreck if their negligence can be proved. Your motorcycle accident lawyer may need to prove that a traffic violation occurred, such as following too closely, distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, right of way violation, or intoxication of the other driver. The defendant driver or defense counsel arguing motorcycles can be difficult to see, is not an excuse for a negligent driver who causes an accident.
Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Cases
We are have experience handling motorcycle accident cases and when a motorcyclists is injured in a motorcycle collision that they did not cause, they may be able to recover compensation for injuries in a personal injury lawsuit. Damages in this type of action may include:
- Ambulance fees and emergency room treatment required after the accident
- Medical bills for treatment related to the injury
- The estimated amount of future treatments, if needed
- Lost wages or reduced earnings
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in which another driver was at fault, a motorcycle accident injury lawyer can help protect your right to compensation.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers by Your Side
Our Managing Attorney is an avid motorcyclist and is a powerful advocate for motorcycle accident victims. Tien Law Firm represent the victims of motorcycle accidents in personal injury cases. Our persona injury team is here to help protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation you may be entitled to, so you can concentrate on your recovery and start getting back to normal again.
If you hire us to represent you, our firm can:
- Handle your case on a contingency-fee with no upfront costs
- Determine who is liable for your injuries
- Communicate with insurers and any defense counsel on your behalf
- Gather evidence for driver liability
- Gather evidence to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a settlement offer
- File a lawsuit in court if the insurance company is not willing to make you a fair offer
If you already have a road to recovery ahead of you, the last thing you should be worried about is how you are going to be able to afford your medical bills and living expenses.
Tien Law Firm can fight on your behalf. To find out more about our legal services, call our firm today at (888) 988-6613. We offer a free consultation to injured motorcyclists to discuss your case and what legal options may be available.