Motorcyclists that are injured in an accident need to understand how serious their injuries can really be. Even with physical therapy and the best medical care, injured bikers may never truly be the same again. They may always struggle with pain, decreased mobility, and anxiety. They may even find that their injuries prevent them from living a full life or enjoying the hobbies they once loved.
Because motorcycles do not offer their riders the same protection as automobiles, the injuries sustained are often life altering and life threatening. The most common injuries seen in motorcyclists include:
Road rash can be a life-threatening injury if infection sets in, and can result in permanent injury, including nerve damage. While protective gear, such as leathers, can help protect motorcyclists from serious road rash, it cannot hold bones together or protect the biker from brain trauma if no helmet is worn. In the most severe motorcycle accidents, spinal cord trauma and brain trauma can cause health issues that last a lifetime. The motorcyclist may never be able to return to work due to his or her injuries and can face mountains of ongoing medical expenses along with lost wages.
If the crash was due to the negligence of another, an experienced Longmont motorcycle accident law firm can assess the case and determine whether the motorcyclist is entitled to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the injuries to the biker, he or she may also be entitled to emotional damages, spousal loss of consortium, and even punitive damages, if there was malicious intent. Motorcyclists may face a partial or permanent disability, or could suffer disfigurement, which causes emotional trauma.
It is important for victims of motorcycle accidents to speak with a knowledgeable motorcycle attorney at the earliest possible time. You deserve to have an advocate in your corner, protecting your rights and your future. Contact the law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, PC, for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless you receive a financial settlement or award. Call our office at 303-355-7202 or fill out our confidential contact form. Our only concern is protecting you and your loved ones after an accident. Call us today!
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