Have you been involved in a serious motorcycle accident? You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who takes cases nationwide. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have over thirty years of experience representing hurt motorcyclists.
Serious motorcycle accidents happen every day. Many result in fatalities, but even those motorcyclists who escape with their lives are not left unscathed – they suffer serious injuries. These injuries are so major that they may impact a motorcycle rider for the rest of their life.
Sometimes a serious motorcycle crash is caused by the motorcyclists themself. Other times, however, it is caused by a negligent driver. Even if you feel that you were mostly to blame for causing your accident, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries sustained in your crash.
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It is not unusual for a motorcycle crash to result in life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist is largely unprotected, and in the event of an accident, are likely to suffer injuries. There are no airbags or steel support beams to help protect the body of the biker. Instead, they are thrown about, often crashing hard against the pavement.
Wearing a helmet and other protective gear can help absorb some of the impact, but still the forces of motorcycle crashes are tremendous. In a serious motorcycle crash, the biker rarely walks away from the accident scene. Rather, they are transported to the hospital by ambulance or even life-flight.
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According to data analyzed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 5,579 motorcyclists were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2020. This is the highest ever recorded by the organization. The causes of these crashes are not surprising: alcohol and drug impaired drivers, driving in poor weather conditions, distracted drivers, and drivers who simply overlook the smaller profile of a motorcycle on the roadway.
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We believe these offending drivers should be held accountable for the injuries sustained in these crashes. When there is a loss of life, especially, a family is left unwhole – forever damaged by the negligence of another. Motorcycle riders are a very vulnerable population, and we serve to fight for justice in these cases.
One way we seek justice is by our determined stance that injured motorcyclists deserve fair and just compensation under the law. Instead of the paltry sums offered by the insurance company, we seek compensation for all of your losses: medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost wages, and personal property damage. We fight tirelessly for our clients, and take pride in being available for questions at any step of the way.
What Life Threatening Injuries Can Be Sustained in a Motorcycle Accident?
One of the most common severe injuries is traumatic brain injury. Although a helmet can provide some level of protection, all motorcycle riders are vulnerable to concussions and TBI. Traumatic brain injury is especially troubling as it can lead to lifelong impairment. People who have survived TBI may experience aggressive behaviors, confusion, cognitive impairments, loss of motor function, and sensory disturbances. These serious affects can disrupt a person’s ability to work and function both at home and in society. In some cases, lifelong care will be required.
Crushing injuries and amputations are also fairly common in motorcycle crashes. This can occur when a motor vehicle careens over the biker or the motorcycle rider is trapped under debris or vehicles. For those seriously injured by crushing, recovery can be a challenge. Some will require amputations. Others will have severe and lasting nerve damage. This nerve damage can result in ongoing pain, numbness, tingling, and disability.
Internal injuries can be life-threatening. Such injuries might include fractured ribs that then puncture lungs, the heart, or the liver. Other internal injuries can occur when an organ is ruptured, as frequently the case with the ruptured spleen. These serious injuries are often accompanied by severe loss of blood. If the loss of blood continues, the blood pressure will lower dramatically and loss of life is possible. That is why all motorcycle injuries should be treated rapidly, with emergency medical responders coming to the scene of the accident as quickly as possible.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, you need to take your case seriously. You deserve top-notch representation for your case. With one call to the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we will step in and begin a full case investigation. We can help determine how much compensation you can expect to receive for your serious motorcycle accident injuries.
Whether you have been hurt in a crash involving an impaired, distracted, or negligent driver, you need a team on your side to represent you. We do not believe in cookie cutter tactics. We take the time to understand each client and case and determine how much compensation you are entitled to legally.