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Taking Action For Motorcycle Injuries or Fatality

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In general, motorcycle accidents are considered one of the worst kinds of crashes, since riders can travel at high speeds and don’t have much in the form of body protection. Motorcyclists are more likely to be injured and die in a crash compared to the driver and occupants of passenger vehicles. 

In fact, motorcycle fatalities have doubled in recent years, with numerous factors that contribute to this occurrence. With congestion on the street, reckless drivers, and so many distractions, motorcyclists are especially at-risk for being hit and suffering tragically. 

Many motorcycle accident injuries are to the feet, legs, head, and neck. Serious injuries may be reduced if the rider utilized safety equipment. A helmet must sufficiently cover the entire face, fit appropriately, and be replaced as soon as its expiration date passes. Ideally, helmets should be replaced every few years. 

Injuries that motorcyclists may sustain in the event of a crash are listed as follows:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head trauma
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Road rash
  • Paralysis 
  • Hedonic damages
  • Chronic conditions
  • Emotional anguish

While awarding punitive damages to the victim is rare in cases of motorcycle accidents, they may be used in certain situations, such as if the driver was drunk behind the wheel or was motivated by angry driving. If the motorcyclist doesn’t survive, the surviving family members may have grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in honor of their loved one. 

Those who have become victims in motorcycle accidents are encouraged to speak with a lawyer right away for help. A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer from Barry P. Goldberg is ready to speak with you. 

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