Motorcycle accidents are quite common and deadly, due to the fast acceleration, lack of protection from injury, and high speeds. In many cases, the accident is the result of fault or neglect by drivers of small cars, but it may also be due to the actions of the operator of the motorcycle. If you have sustained motorcycle accident injuries, then you may be able to successfully sue the party or parties responsible for your injuries.
Overview of Accidents Involving Motorcycles
Serious accidents in which motorcycles are involved usually result from collisions with other vehicles, especially small cars. In many cases, the accident is considered “single-vehicle,” meaning the motorcycle collides head-on or otherwise with a stationary or mobile object. In other cases, there may be one or more vehicles involved.
Many factors can cause these accidents, but lack of attention on the part of the operator or driver of the vehicle or lack of training and experience are often factors. Other causes include driving under the influence, use of prescription drugs, speeding, and failure to adhere to traffic rules and regulations.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
These kinds of accidents can be extremely severe, involving serious injuries, disfigurement, disability, and even death. A serious motorcycle accident can lead to significant financial losses (due to lost income and medical expenses), emotional trauma, and even a lifetime of excruciating pain, if you’re even lucky enough to survive.
The most common serious injures associated with motorcycle accidents include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. All these injuries result from the trauma caused by the high intensity impact between the motorcycle/rider and the object it collided with. Brain injury may result from damage to the skull or brain hemorrhage. Spinal cord injuries commonly results from fracture of one or more of the vertebrae (backbones), which may also lead to paralysis.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
The type of lawsuit filed for these kinds of accidents is referred to as a personal injury lawsuit. If successful, such a lawsuit can result in the victim or family of the victim getting financial recompense for the suffering and losses associated with the motorcycle accident. Whether your case is eligible for litigation and recovery of damages depends on a number of factors, including the degree of recklessness exhibited by the other driver and of the driver of the motorcycle.
The Abbott Law Group has an experienced team of lawyers and has been handling litigations and trials for more than 30 years. Call the Abbott Law Group at (904) 292-1111 (or fill out the online form) to receive a free, confidential case evaluation. If your case meets the criteria for eligibility to file a lawsuit, the Abbott Law Group will fight to obtain the maximum compensation to which you may be legally entitled.