It is undeniable that motorcycles have become a popular mode of transport. However, we must not ignore the increasing number of motorcycle accidents. As traffic accidents rise, so does the number of people injured in motorcycle collisions. Anyone, from pedestrians to motorists, is at risk of being injured. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation, but obtaining damages without an experienced motorcycle wreck lawyer can be challenging.
Injuries resulting from Pearland motorcycle accidents are often attributed to the lack of proper safety gear. Unlike enclosed vehicles, motorcycles leave riders vulnerable to harm, especially during impacts. The severity of the aftermath depends on the speed of the motorcycle at the time of the crash and can be fatal. Common injuries include broken bones and spinal cord damage.
The human body has hundreds of bones that can fracture under excessive force. Falling from or being struck by a speeding motorcycle can lead to multiple fractures throughout the body. Whether the injuries are minor or severe, it is advisable to consult a qualified lawyer to determine if you have a valid claim.
Motorcycle riders are exposed to the harshness of the road, making them susceptible to severe burns or “road rash” in a collision. Such injuries can cause significant damage to the skin, leading to disfigurement. Permanently scarring or losing the ability to use certain body parts can lower a victim’s self-esteem and require ongoing mental health therapy, in addition to costly medical bills for physical treatment.
Road rash may not appear serious, but untreated abrasions can become infected, causing further harm. Protective clothing, such as leather or denim, may not offer sufficient cushioning against these injuries. In such cases, seeking compensation for severe skin damage after a motorcycle crash is possible.
The head is particularly vulnerable to harm in accidents, even with the use of protective gear like helmets. While safety gear reduces the likelihood of injury, it does not eliminate the risk entirely. A severe impact can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), even without skull fractures. Consult your lawyer about the types of TBIs for which you can seek damages following a motorcycle crash.
Spinal cord injuries can be as painful as head injuries. The severity of such injuries depends on factors like impact force, surface characteristics, and the vulnerability of the spine. Injuries to the neck and back can range from herniated discs to torn ligaments or complete paralysis, depending on the impact’s intensity.
Certain injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident may not be immediately evident and require thorough medical evaluation to determine their presence and severity. Unfortunately, some of these injuries can be catastrophic, particularly when medical intervention is delayed. They can include damage to vital organs such as the liver, heart, spleen, kidneys, ribs, lungs, and other critical areas of the body.
Although death is not an injury, it is a tragic outcome in motorcycle accidents. Death may not occur immediately at the time of the crash but can happen weeks, months, or years later as a result of injuries sustained. Internal bleeding or brain damage, for example, may not cause immediate death but can become life-threatening over time, particularly if the victim does not respond well to treatment. Families who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash can file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of qualified legal counsel.
Fortunately, the lawyers at Lone Star Injury Attorneys can provide assistance. Determining fault on your own can be challenging, especially when multiple parties are involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents are 26 times more likely to result in death compared to other types of accidents. Furthermore, motorcycle passengers are 5 times more likely to die than passengers in enclosed vehicles. Our team may help you recover damages for:
Our lawyers are highly experienced in handling the unique characteristics of motorcycle crashes, including complex cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a Pearland motorcycle accident, contact our office today for a free case evaluation. We are happy to be part of your recovery journey.