The motorcycle is an American tradition, and with each passing year, the joys of riding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, it can also be an extremely dangerous activity.
Motorcycle accidents are typically much more devastating than a car accident, simply because the motorcycle rider is not protected by a steel cage as are drivers and occupants of a car or truck. The injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident are often critical, and the fatality rate of motorcycle collisions is high. If you or a family member have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for the injuries and resulting damages that you have sustained as the result of the traffic accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When a person is involved in a motorcycle accident, they can be severely injured. Head injuries frequently occur in motorcycle accidents, and if the rider is not wearing a helmet, these injuries can be critical and even fatal. Other types of injuries often seen in motorcycle collisions include:
- Neck injuries, including whiplash and fractures of the cervical vertebrae
- Back injuries, including fractures of the lumbar vertebrae and damage to the spinal cord
- Limb amputations
- Friction burns, also known as “road rash”
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
Often, injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident will lead to permanent disability and will significantly alter the lives of both the victim and his or her loved ones.
What Will a Motorcycle Accident Claim Cover?
A motorcycle accident claim is designed to provide the victim of the accident with sufficient funds to cover expenses and damages that were a direct result of the collision. For example, a successful motorcycle accident claim may cover:
- Hospital bills
- Ongoing physical therapy
- Home care
- Lost wages
- Damage to the motorcycle
- Permanent disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
So very often, motorcyclists injured in a traffic accident are injured so severely, that they get knocked unconscious and are not available to provide the investigating police officers their version of events, which is why vigorous, early investigation of the facts is important. For this reason, it is critical to have the support of a seasoned attorney with plenty of experience handling motorcycle accident cases to make sure that the appropriate compensation is secured.
Contact Scott Soutullo, P.C. Today
Scott Soutullo has extensive experience representing motorcycle accident victims and their families. He knows how to investigate a case and present evidence to the court in the best possible light in order to secure the maximum benefit amount available. He will provide you with the caring, compassionate legal support you need during this difficult time, and he will zealously represent you in both settlement negotiations and litigation if necessary.
Call today at (251) 391-1212 to discuss your case in detail and to determine how best to proceed with a motorcycle accident claim.