For more than 34 years the attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm have stood up for the rights of motorcyclists injured due to the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of other drivers. We handle every element of your case from its beginning to its completion so that you can focus on your recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences
While some people consider car accidents to be one of the most terrifying events a person can experience in their day-to-day lives, motorcycle accidents are undoubtedly worse. Unlike a passenger in a car, truck or SUV the motorcycle rider is not surrounded by a protective layer of steel and glass. Further motorcycles typically lack safety features which are standard on cars like seatbelts and airbags. What this means is that motorcycle accidents typically lead to both more numerous injuries and that the injuries suffered are typically more severe.
What Kinds of Injuries are Typical in Motorcycle Accidents?
The injuries and damages caused by an accident are dependent upon the unique conditions, circumstances and factors present in an accident. Generally speaking, the greater the forces that are involved in the crash, the greater the injury that is produced. However, accidents involving motorcycles do routinely produce certain types of injuries. Injuries that are common in motorcycle collisions include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury – A brain injury is particularly concerning because it can impact how you act, how you perceive your environment and your ability to function independently. A TBI can also cause problems with memory, attention, and focus. While helmets can reduce the likelihood that you will suffer a TBI, they do not eliminate the risk. However, through intensive treatment and therapy, many people can learn to improve their ability to function despite their severe injury.
- Burns – Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to produce burn injuries than car, truck or bus crashes. Motorcycle riders can suffer burns if their skin comes in contact with components of the exhaust during a crash. Riders can also suffer agonizing friction burns from the road pavement if they are thrown from their motorcycle.
- Whiplash – Whiplash is probably the most common complaint from people who have been in an automobile accident. Whiplash occurs due to the rapid acceleration and deceleration forces that are experienced during an accident. Whiplash can cause nausea, confusion, back and neck pain, and problems with focus.
- Bone fractures – Fractures can be simple, where the skin is not punctured by the damaged bone, or complex where the bone goes through the skin allowing air and foreign object to contaminate the injury site. Complex fractures are more serious than a simple fracture though both injuries can have life-long consequences.
If you have suffered one of these injuries or another serious injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another motorist, you may have a personal injury claim. Our attorneys can work to obtain compensation for your doctor bills, hospital stay, rehabilitative therapy, diagnostic tests, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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For more than 34 years the attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm have worked to protect the rights of the seriously injured. We always prepare thoroughly and strategically for all matters to maximize the likelihood of the greatest possible settlement. To schedule your free and confidential consultation with an experienced The Reiff Law Firm attorney call (215) 246-9000 or contact us online.