According to the NHTSA, motorcycle accidents are on the rise—and in 2012 more than 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents. These injuries range from minor road rash and cuts to more serious and life-threatening head and neck injuries. Even when motorcyclists take all the necessary safety precautions and obey the rules of the road, they can still be injured by negligent drivers. In fact, negligent car and truck drivers are responsible for the majority of the these accidents each year.
Motorcycles have a low profile and offer virtually no protection during an accident. While wearing a motorcycle helmet and safety gear may limit your injuries, they will not prevent them. Even accidents that occur at relatively low speeds can cause serious and life-threatening injuries to motorcyclists.
These injuries are often severe and result in lengthy hospitalizations and long rehabilitation times. Motorcyclists, whose extremities are crushed or broken during an accident, may never truly heal—leading to a lifetime of pain and limited mobility. If a brain or spinal cord injury occurs, motorcyclists may be left with permanent paralysis or brain damage.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Motorcyclists often need far more compensation for their injuries than other vehicle drivers. Insurance companies are notorious for offering low-ball settlements to bikers. Never sign any settlement agreement without first speaking to one of our lawyers. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover after a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries:
The most common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Fractures or broken bones,
- Road rash,
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries, and
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash or abrasions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial scarring
- Disfigurement or amputation
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures or broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Eye damage
- And more
Insurance Companies Low-Ball Motorcycle Accident Victims
Insurance companies usually offer a low-ball settlement to motorcyclists. They do so because they often underestimate the severity of these injuries and they wish to limit their liabilities. They also erroneously believe that motorcyclists are in some way responsible for their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and achieve a significantly higher amount of compensation.
Contact a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident, contact Colorado motorcycle accident attorney Robert Paysinger today. Robert can answer all of your questions and let you know what kind of compensation you may be entitled to under Colorado law. Our law firm offers FREE case consultations and can be reached at 303.279.0221.
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