Motorcycle Accidents

Around 11 percent of all roadway accidents in the U.S. involve motorcycle wrecks. Motorcyclists on the roadways face greater vulnerabilities than automobile drivers due to a few distinct reasons. Motorcycles are open and compact in nature, giving them less visual impact on the roads compared to cars, trucks or vans. Riders also have less protection to safeguard themselves when a motorcycle accident occurs, subjecting them to serious injuries that may even lead to death.

 

Head injuries are one of the most common injuries and the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents. Other severe injuries, such as paraplegia, fractures, road rash and disfigurement can occur. These impairments may require immediate or on-going medical attention, expensive medical bills, lost wages and other significant damages. While motorcycle accidents can be caused by the individual rider’s own recklessness or negligence, accidents often occur when other drivers do not safely share the roads.

 

In the unfortunate event of a motorcycle accident, it is important to remember the following:

 

  • File a report with the police immediately.
  • Remain at the scene until the police arrive.
  • Exchange all relevant information including names, addresses and telephone numbers with all parties involved in the accident.
  • Find witnesses to account for what they saw during the accident.
  • Seek immediate medical care, even if injuries seem minimal or non-transparent.
  • Seek legal guidance from your auto accident attorney.

 

The personal injury attorneys at The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you seek justice and recovery for your losses. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one has died due to the negligence of another driver in a motorcycle accident, contact us immediately for a free review of the facts of your case.

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