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How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
Motorcycle crashes occur every day due to negligence. Motorcyclists are often viewed as reckless individuals and erroneously blamed for someone else’s negligence. All too often a distracted driver does not see a motorcycle until it’s too late. In other cases, negligent drivers fail to check their blind spots. Determining the cause of your motorcycle accident is important to understanding your rights. Our injury attorneys will carefully analyze what caused your accident. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you should not be responsible for the losses from the wreck. Rather, the at-fault driver should compensate you for all your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
While motorcycles can be thrilling, they are quite dangerous. There are no seat belts or air bags to protect the rider(s). Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to severe injuries. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately get medical treatment. Then you should seek legal representation to protect your rights.
Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes causing them to slide across the pavement or asphalt. This causes road rash. Road rash can damage multiple layers of skin and may require intensive medical care to prevent infection. It can be very painful and result in severe scarring.
Broken bones are common in all traffic accidents, but motorcyclists are especially at risk given their exposure. In some cases, these broken bones may require surgery to repair. In severe cases, amputation may be necessary.
Helmets do not provide complete protection from head and brain injuries. The impact of hitting your head can still damage the brain tissue and result in brain injuries. Most brain injuries require extensive treatment and can result in permanent physical and cognitive impairments.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Trauma to the spinal cord is also common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Most spinal cord injuries require a lengthy period of hospitalization and physical therapy and may result in permanent disabilities.
The personal injury lawyers at Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC are experienced at representing clients injured in motorcycle accidents in the New Orleans area and across Louisiana. Call us today for a free consultation.
Car Accident Checklist
Louisiana’s Direct Action Statute
Comparative Fault in Louisiana
Other Types of Injury Cases We Handle:
Commercial Trucking Accidents
Slip and Fall
Wrongful Death & Survival
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