Motorcycle riders who are involved in a car accident could be hurt as a result of the impact from the crash, as a result of flying debris or by being thrown from their bike. Some of the most common injuries that a motorcycle rider is likely to suffer in an accident include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries including traumatic brain injury (TBI); concussions, contusions, skull fractures or brain hemorrhages
- Road rash (cuts, bruises and abrasions after being thrown off of the bike)
- Paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury
- Injuries to the soft tissues of the neck, back or knees
- Shoulder and neck injuries
- Ankle injuries
These and other injuries often result in significant pain and suffering, and require expensive medical care. Unfortunately, many injuries never heal and these victims have to cope with the medical impairments for the rest of their lives.
When a motorcycle crash occurs, the driver who caused the accident can be held legally liable for any and all injuries that result. This is true regardless of whether you were wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the accident
Compensation for these expenses can include: medical bills and costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and/or the wrongful death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident. You can collect this compensation from the driver by filing a personal injury claim that is resolved either through an out-of-court settlement agreement or decided in a court of law..