Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Any vehicle accident can result in serious injuries, but motorcycle accidents tend to be especially harmful. Without the protective barrier of a car around you, all that is left between you and the road at high speeds is a padded jacket and a helmet at best. If an accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, focusing on recovery can be even more difficult.

The financial stress of medical expenses coupled with potential lost wages makes the recovery process harder than it needs to be. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer can help care for legal issues while you focus on feeling better. Get in touch with Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., today for a free consultation about your case.

The Dangers of Motorcycle Riding

Motorcycle riding can be a dangerous endeavor, with more than 500 fatalities each year in Florida from motorcycle accidents. When riding a motorcycle, you get no protection around you like you would in a car, but that is only the beginning. 

Motorcyclists are also not secured to their vehicles by a seat belt, making them more likely to be thrown during an accident. Motorcycles are also smaller than other vehicles and are more difficult for other drivers to see. This can lead to cars colliding with motorcycles without even realizing they were there in the first place.

Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Quite a few types of injuries can occur from motorcycle accidents, ranging from minor to severe. Compared to most other kinds of auto accidents, however, they tend to be more serious. Here are some of the most common injuries:

  • Head injuries
  • Face and neck trauma
  • Thoracic injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Skin injuries

It is important to remember that motorcycle riders can sustain injuries in an accident even if they are wearing a helmet. While a helmet is a great defense against traumatic brain injury, it obviously cannot protect you from abdominal injuries, skin damage or injuries to the musculoskeletal system.

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The Importance of Legal Representation

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you could face a serious burden dealing with medical expenses and lost wages. Fortunately, you do not have to embark on this endeavor alone if you have a personal injury lawyer.

Any accident you suffered that was caused by someone else’s negligence could warrant benefits, and those benefits could cover costs like medical bills and lost wages. Navigating the legal process is tough for the average person in the best of times, so doing so while in the middle of recovery can be especially tough. With Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., at your side, you do not have to go it alone.

A personal injury lawyer can play a large role in your case. From the beginning, they can help conduct a thorough investigation to discover all the facts of your case. By gathering this evidence, they will be better prepared to demonstrate liability and engage with all parties involved on your behalf. They can even estimate the actual value of your claim, so you can know the amount of compensation you deserve. Ultimately, they can represent you in court should your case reach that point, though most are settled beforehand.

Seek Full and Fair Compensation

Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., is proud to help people in Florida protect their rights when they have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Contact Tom today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 850-434-8778 for a free consultation, and take the first step toward full and fair compensation.