Injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are often severe. This is owed to physics. A person on a motorcycle simply has less protection than someone in a motor vehicle, even if the operator or rider is wearing a helmet. Additionally, the impact of a two-ton mass of metal on a lightweight bike tends to result in the rider being ejected. This is when the most serious injuries occur.
Among those injuries most often seen in motorcycle crashes are:
- Road rash
- Severe lacerations, bruising and cuts
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Those who survive often require extensive medical care, including surgery, medication and rehabilitation. In some cases, an injury may be disabling and permanent.
In addition to a rider’s hospital records, your attorney will want to initiate a full medical evaluation by medical experts who will be prepared to testify regarding the short-term injuries and long-term prognosis.
Once the above is better known, we will seek to pursue compensation – damages:
- Costs for medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Contact An Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident call us at (508) 759-1122 to learn about all of your options.