The elements of a motorcycle that attract their riders are also the elements that offer very little protection to riders in the event of an accident. Motorcycles are not enclosed vehicles; therefore, they are not equipped with things like protective air bags. In fact, nothing stands between the rider and any potential force hurling towards them. In addition, though riders are encouraged to wear more protective gear than that which is legally required, such as helmets, they may choose not to wear items like gloves, long sleeves, pants, or goggles, all of which may provide protection from lacerations. More serious and sometimes fatal injuries resulting from these accidents can include trauma to the head, spine, or limbs, which can have severe, life-altering effects on the rider’s life. Unfortunately, even death can result from motorcycle accidents, which would be considered wrongful death if the accident is a result of driver negligence.
For over 20 years, Galloway Jefcoat have been representing victims of motorcycle accidents. We are experienced personal injury lawyers determined to investigate your accident, bring the responsible party to light, and give you the best chance at receiving the compensation you deserve.
Leg and foot injuries are among the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, which often involve serious bone fractures and breaks and can have lasting effects.
Due to the little protection motorcycles provide, riders are often thrown from their bikes, resulting in serious cuts and lacerations of any exposed body part. Serious lacerations can cause muscle damage and sometimes even death, depending on the amount of blood lost.
Though helmets are required for motorcyclists, accidents can still cause serious brain injuries despite the use of protective head gear. Injuries like this can result in paralysis, cognitive changes or limitations, and death.
Motorcycle accidents can also result in trauma to the back or spine, which can cause permanent paralysis.
Little protection coupled with the speed and force of motorcycle accidents can result in wrongful death of the rider. If someone you love has succumbed to a motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and get justice for your loved one.
At Galloway Jefcoat, our motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you in seeking justice and compensation for injury and damages after a motorcycle accident. Give us a call today, or submit a confidential contact form, and schedule a free consultation in our Lafayette or Lake Charles offices.
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