Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Our lawyers fight for the injured in Georgetown and Sussex County
Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most damaging injuries in vehicle collisions. The lack of structural protection around the rider leaves them open to direct collision with the road at high speeds, leading to all types of devastating injuries. The nature of non-fatal damages can lead to high medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, and psychological trauma. At Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A., our lawyers help the injured recover compensation.
Many insurance companies will try and place blame on the motorcycle rider, stereotyping them as irresponsible. Our Georgetown, Delaware motorcycle accident lawyers know that’s not true. We will stand behind you to get these costs covered and ensure that your defense in court doesn’t interfere with your healing process.
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Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries are:
Burns (road rash) are caused by sliding across the pavement after being thrown from the motorcycle. This can be made even worse by loose gravel, dirt, ice, or rocks on the ground. Riders who are wearing protective gear, such as helmets or leather clothing, are less likely to suffer severe road rash.
Amputation. If the bones are shattered beyond repair or a limb is partially severed during the accident, amputation may be necessary. This type of injury requires prosthetic limbs and physical therapy.
Broken bones. Most motorcycle accidents result in fractured or broken bones with ranging degrees of severity depending on the force of the crash.
Spinal cord injury. Damage to the spinal cord can cause nerve damage, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and partial or full paralysis. These types of injuries may require physical therapy or surgery.
Concussions, skull injury, or traumatic brain injury. Hitting your head against the pavement, other objects or vehicles can cause a concussion, fractured skull, or even brain damage. The severity of the injury depends on whether the rider was wearing a helmet, the speed of the driver(s), and the cause of the accident.
Death. The injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident often result in critical condition for the rider, and the outcomes can be fatal.
These injuries lead to pain and suffering, both physical and psychological. It can be frustrating to know that these devastating injuries are the result of a negligent driver and are no fault of your own. Our firm understands how to defend your case and get you the compensation you are entitled to.
The extent of a motorcycle accident injury depends on a few factors, including whether the rider was wearing a helmet, how fast they were going, and the cause of the accident. Motorcycle riders who wear helmets and safety gear generally have less severe injuries than those who do not wear gear. They may still sustain injuries that have a significant impact on their lives, however.
Motorcycle accident lawyers dedicated to helping you recover compensation
Regardless of the type of injury you are suffering as a result of a crash, our motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to fight for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Many motor vehicle accidents are complicated. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who can build a strong case. We know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and fight back against insurance companies who try to blame the motorcycle rider.
After an accident or fatality, the last thing you need is to worry about is dealing with the insurance companies or preparing for court. Let our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers fight for your rights while you focus on healing. Contact us for a free initial consultation.