More often than not, the consequences of a motorcycle crash can be devastating. We believe that the first priority of the victim should be on recovery, not paperwork.
About motorcycle accidents
Riding on a motorcycle on an open road can be a thrilling experience. Across the state every day, motorcycle enthusiasts take to the roads to unplug, connect with nature, and feel a sense of freedom.
However, when motorcycle accidents happen, an enjoyable ride can quickly become a nightmare.
Often times it’s not your fault
All drivers have a responsibility to share the road and every motorist, including motorcyclists, deserve to feel safe. Drivers of automobiles often turn left into the path of a motorcyclist or change lanes suddenly and sideswipe them.
Members of the public typically believe that motorcyclists speed and drive recklessly but that is not always the case.
Injuries and claims
There is really no such thing as a minor motorcycle crash. Most often they result in brain injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, and various orthopedic injuries.
Since motorcycle drivers do not have the same physical protection offered by a car, they’re at a higher risk of sustaining serious injuries or death.
In 2019, the United States Department of Transportation recorded 486 fatalities related to motorcycles in California, and 605 in Florida. Although these numbers are high, they still don’t include thousands of additional non-fatal accidents.
Major or minor, non-life threatening injuries can affect you in many ways, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Abrasion to the skin from contact with the road
- Fractures, dislocations, and muscle damage
- Disabling injuries to arms, legs, neck and head
- Trauma and mental distress