Motorcycle accidents almost always involve injuries, and more often than not these injuries are severe. Since the rider does not have the body and frame of a car around them to protect them from objects, such as other cars, and the road, many people are severely injured or killed in motorcycle accidents.
These injuries often lead to very high medical bills, as well as other costs that most people are not prepared for. Another problem that can arise from this is that the person who was injured or killed will not earn wages anymore, which can be devastating to any family. This is why most people who are in a motorcycle accident will need an attorney.Head Injuries
Even though Pennsylvania State laws do not require riders to wear a helmet if they meet certain criteria, majority of riders still wear one to protect their head from injuries if they are in an accident. This is a good thing to do, but even so traumatic brain injuries can occur during a motorcycle accident.
Having a traumatic brain injury during a motorcycle accident will have an enormous impact on a rider’s life. A head injury can alter the way a person:
Many people who suffer from a head injury in a motorcycle accident will not be able to work anymore, and their family can suffer if they are not taken care of.Spine Injuries
An injury to the neck or back in a motorcycle accident can leave a person without the ability to use their legs, or entire body. Spinal cord injuries are very serious and most often permanent. Many people who have a spinal cord injury will need full time care for the rest of their lives, and will not be able to support themselves or their family. Because of this, a good motorcycle accident attorney will pursue compensation to pay for treatment and care.Disfigurement
Motorcycle accidents can leave a person disfigured if they are burned, scarred, lose a limb or break bones. Often this will leave the victim in a cycle of severe depression from the emotional trauma of becoming disfigured.Broken Bones
A person can break many bones during a motorcycle accident. When a rider hits another vehicle, object or the road they often are moving fast enough that they are incredibly lucky if they do not break at least one bone. Since these injuries take weeks to months to recover from, a person might not be able to work and support themselves and their family while they are recovering. Enough broken bones, or a bone broken severely enough can lead to permanent disfigurement.Road Rash
Road Rash is one of the most common injuries that are seen as the result of a motorcycle accident. When a person is moving as quickly as they are on a highway and they hit the hard surface of the road, road rash is almost unavoidable. Although many riders wear protective gear to avoid road rash, leathers and long sleeves often cannot hold up against asphalt at the speeds riders travel.Death
All riders know that there is a chance of the worst happening when they ride. A person needs to be vigilant of other drivers, conditions and surroundings when they ride. Even the most vigilant drivers however can still be the victim of a fatal crash. Statistically the most common cause of a motorcycle accident is when another driver does not see the rider and turns or merges into them on the road. All too often a motorcycle accident turns fatal from the injuries the rider sustains. The death of a rider is devastating to their family and loved ones who are left without them. If someone you love has died from an accident, you need representation on your side that will fight for you.