Motorcyclists are unequivocally some of the least protected drivers on the road. Aside from the presence of padded clothing and a helmet, motorcycle riders possess little to no protection. They remain fully exposed to the direct impact and excessive force when colliding with another vehicle or fixed road hazard in the case of an accident.
Motorcycle collisions that result from the reckless behaviors of others— speeding, intoxicated driving, or distracted driving— often lead to catastrophic consequences for riders. Studies have shown the most determinantal motorcycle accidents occur when the other driver involved is deemed at fault. Catastrophic injuries resulting from these cases commonly include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Serious Burns Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
Additionally, motorcyclists are known to face many roadblocks during the process of securing deserved compensation after an accident. This is in part due to the negative and inaccurate stigma motorcycle riders have faced for decades of being “reckless drivers” or “law breaking” citizens. It is critical that all motorcycle riders know their rights after an accident and keep detailed records of all medical treatment received for the best possible outcome when filing a claim.
Even the most skilled and experienced motorcyclists can become a victim of road negligence. Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the representation of individuals who have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident. Our firm is handling litigation related to these claims nationwide.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.