If you own a motorcycle, you’re in far more danger of being severely injured or killed during an accident with a motor vehicle. Though you may have a helmet and good riding clothes, all the safety equipment in the world can’t stand up to a full force impact with a car.
As of 2013, motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die in a crash than passengers of a car were, and in that year alone, there were 4,668 deaths from motorcycle crashes (Insurance Information Institute). They’re small, affected by elements like rain or wind, and can easily be hidden behind a car or in a blind spot.
Because motorcycle accidents generally only involve one other vehicle, they can be a lot harder to handle than a traditional car accident. All too often, there are no witnesses to motorcycles accidents except those directly involved.
Unfortunately, this can make it extremely difficult to prove your innocence in the situation. The police will have to take your testimony and the testimony of the other driver to try to determine who they believe is at fault. Soon afterwards, the insurance inspectors will start to evaluate the vehicles, talk to you about your injuries, and inspect the site of the accident if necessary.
It can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you’ve been injured. While some motorcyclists get lucky and walk away from the scene of the accident, others are not so fortunate. Some of the most common motorcycle injuries are:
- Broken bones and joints
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Biker’s arm
- Organ damage
- Facial injuries
- Loss of limb or digits
Don’t wait, and don’t let the statute of limitations run out. If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of a motorcycle accident, call us right away. The sooner we can get a start on your case, the sooner we can help and the better our chances are of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Speak to E or any of our team at E Eric Guirard Injury Lawyers for a free consultation: 1-844-833-3003.