The moment of your motorcycle accident can be the most devastating one of your life. One second you are riding down the highway and the next you are lying, in pain, on the asphalt. Over the hours that follow, you speak with the police and receive medical attention. Your injuries are bandaged and cared for, and you are sent home to recover. But can you ever recover from the trauma? Will the effects of your injuries linger for months or even years to come? Sadly, only time will tell.
Serious injuries from a motorcycle accident are common. Motorcyclists have little more than a helmet and some gear to protect them when an accident occurs. Victims of motorcycle collisions often suffer from head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, road rash, and more. These injuries cause pain and suffering and can lead to temporary or even permanent disability.
Long term recovery is not always possible. Physical injuries should be treated by medical professionals promptly after a crash. Do not avoid seeking medical care because you are worried about bills. We can help you get the fair compensation you deserve for your serious personal injury.
Motorcycle accidents occur every day. In an ideal world, accident victims could quickly and easily get fair compensation from the insurance company. Sadly, most insurance adjusters will work against you, even if you were severely injured.
As South Dakota motorcycle accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys, we recognize that it may be months before you truly know the impact of your injuries. This is one of the reasons we warn our clients not to sign or agree to a settlement offer early on. These initial offers from the insurance company are often very low and do not take into account ongoing pain or disability that you may experience. Although you may feel eager to settle to simply put your motorcycle accident behind you, you could be losing out on fair compensation by doing so.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Beyond
The majority of motorcycle crashes in South Dakota occur during July, August, and September. This is largely due to the Sturgis motorcycle rally, held during this time. In addition, most bikers killed in crashes are from other states. But whether you are a South Dakota native or not hardly matters when you are suffering in pain from a crash. You see, none of us are immune to crashes. Using appropriate gear and making safe choices when riding help lower your chances of being involved in a crash, but accidents can happen to anyone.
Immediately following a South Dakota motorcycle accident, it is important to visit a physician, either at the emergency room or urgent care. There, you will undergo tests to determine if you have suffered from a concussion or other head injury. Any areas of pain will be assessed and you will likely be x-rayed. You may even undergo more extensive tests, like an MRI or CT scan.
Some injured bikers fail to see a doctor, erroneously assuming they are alright simply because they are not in any pain initially. But discomfort and pain can develop in the hours and days following the crash. And failing to get your injuries treated can leave you vulnerable to future pain, suffering, and even disability.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, we urge you to seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. Many injuries require urgent treatment, and some procedures, like stitches, must be performed within a small window of time. Your next step should be to phone the Law Firm of Kass & Moses at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE. You deserve justice, and we can get it for you. Do not let the insurance company win.
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Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Bodily injury is common in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident victims are not protected by airbags or a steel frame like those in an automobile. And when motorcycles are struck, the force of impact often sends the biker to the pavement. Head injuries and concussion are very common, and traumatic brain injury can occur even if you were wearing a helmet. Most motorcycle accident cases are based around a number of injuries, including broken bones, concussions, and soft tissue injuries.
Medical treatments for such injuries can be extensive. Some injuries may require months or even years of ongoing medical care. Such care, while beneficial, comes at a price. Medical bills quickly mount, and after your accident you may find yourself struggling to keep afloat. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we believe that injured riders should not suffer from the stress of medical bills. We work to hold negligent drivers responsible. During your free consultation, we will discuss possible fair compensation we hope to achieve in your case. We will discuss not just your medical costs but also your lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
When you contact a motorcycle accident lawyer from our team, we will have you speak with an experienced South Dakota motorcycle lawyer about your case. Your phone consultation is free and you will not pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you.
Whether you choose to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney from our team or look elsewhere, we urge you to take action immediately to protect your rights to seek fair compensation. Speak to a personal injury attorney today.
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South Dakota Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Law Firm of Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of South Dakota’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- All individuals under 18 years old must wear a motorcycle helmet that has been approved by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
- All motorcycles should be equipped with one (but no more than two) headlights.
- Motorcycles must be equipped with one red tail light that is visible from at least 500 feet.
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