Motorcycle accidents don't happen as often as automobile wrecks, but when they do the injuries are usually far more devastating. According to government statistics, more than 80% of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. In fact, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in an accident than people involved in passenger vehicle accidents. In 2012 alone, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed.
Only a motorcyclist knows why a dog sticks its head out the car window
Unlike automobiles, motorcycles have little to no protection for its drivers and passengers. Motorcycles don't have seatbelts, airbags or the reinforced steel that can protect your body in the event of a crash. As a result, injuries from a motorcycle accident are likely to be far more severe than those experienced from automobile accidents.
Motorcyclists are more likely to experience serious injury
If you've been in a motorcycle accident, you've possibly suffered serious injury, which can be painful, scary and confusing. Although no injury is easy, motorcycle accidents can put an extra strain on you and your family. They often result in extended hospital stays and rehabilitation, which can cause loss of income, loss of future earnings and the need for ongoing medical care. Common injuries seen in motorcycle accidents include:
▪ Spinal Cord Injuries
▪ Permanent Head Injuries
▪ Traumatic Brain Injuries
▪ Broken Bones
▪ Scrapes, Cuts & Lacerations
Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Although similar, motorcycle cases can be different than automobile wrecks because of the severity of injuries. Because it's important to obtain complete and fair compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents, it's imperative to hire a lawyer experienced at handling motorcycle claims. At Gautreaux Law, we have that experience. We've handled cases involving, but not limited to, motorcycle accidents resulting from:
▪ Rear-end & head-on collisions between a motorcycle & automobile or truck
▪ Collisions caused by other vehicles side-swiping motorcyclists
▪ Collisions caused by uneven or slick pavement or other road defects
▪ Collisions caused by poor equipment, such as faulty reflectors on trailers
Our lawyers are here to help. If you have been injured on a motorcycle and need legal assistance, please call our office at 478-238-9758 or toll free at 888-876-6935. You may also contact our firm using the website contact form.