Redington Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Victims of motorcycle crashes usually end up with staggeringly large hospital bills, property damage, and other expenses that they were not responsible for creating. If you were hit by a distracted, drunk, speeding, or aggressive driver, a Redington Beach motorcycle accident attorney can help you file a personal injury claim, demanding compensation for these and other damages. Here at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our personal injury attorneys understand the hazardous riding conditions in which motorcyclists are forced to contend with—texting and road rage drivers are becoming the norm. If you were hurt, we are here to help you recover maximum compensation from the other party.
In a Motorcycle Vs Car Crash, the Motorcyclist Always Loses
Motorcycles only account for 0.6 percent of vehicle miles driven in the US, but motorcyclists make up a staggering 17 percent of all fatal traffic collision victims. This is due to the obvious size difference between a car or truck and a motorcyclist, who has virtually zero protection when it comes to impacting other vehicles, stationary objects, and the pavement. Motorcyclists understand the dangers they face and the potential injuries that a lapse in concentration can bring, yet they are too often blamed for causing crashes in which the driver was clearly negligent.
Top Six Most Common Motorcyclist Crash Injuries
- Road Rash—Road rash is simply the term used to describe lacerations to the skin, which can end up covering a very large portion of the victim’s body in high speed crashes as they slide and roll to a stop on the pavement. Common places for road rash to occur on the body include the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, and ankle, though road rash can occur anywhere that contacts the pavement.
- Contusions/Bruising—Bruising of the muscle usually occurs underneath road rash, and can cause stiffness, pain, and immobility for weeks on end. Some patients develop secondary injuries, such as tendonitis, caused by compensating for the pain and swelling of severe contusions.
- Fractured Leg or Feet—Motorcyclists often break bones in their legs and feet, particularly the femur, pelvis, or shin bones. Displaced fractures require surgery.
- Fractured Arm—Breaking an arm, collarbone, or wrist is just about as likely as breaking a leg bone in a motorcycle collision.
- Head Injuries—Even if a motorcyclist was wearing a full-face-helmet during the time of the crash, concussions and traumatic brain injuries are exceedingly common in motorcycle crashes.
- Neck Injuries—Neck injuries may come in the form of moderate to severe whiplash—soft tissue damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck—to fractured vertebrae and permanent spinal cord damage.
Call a Redington Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle collision that another party caused, whether they cut you off, merged without looking in their side view mirrors, or ran into the back of your bike when you were stopped at a red light, we are here to help. Call our Redington Beach motorcycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.