Motorcycle Accident = Serious Injuries

on February 4, 2014 by Gene M. Lerner

Gene's picThe east coast has beautiful scenery that is enjoyed by motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are all too common. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 5,916 motorcycle crashes in 2012. Of those accidents, 164 included a fatality.

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is common for you to sustain more serious injuries than victims of car crashes because of the open nature of a bike and the lack of seatbelts and airbags to protect you. As personal injury lawyers, we have seen a variety of motorcycle accident injuries, including:

  • Brain and head injuries. While wearing a helmet significantly improves the likelihood of you surviving a crash, head trauma is the most common injury sustained in motorcycle wrecks. Head injuries can range from a mild concussion to traumatic brain injury.
  • Broken bones. With your body being exposed on a motorcycle, you are likely to suffer fractures in an accident. Some of the most common injuries include broken legs, cracked ribs, fractured arms or shoulders and other similar injuries.
  • Disfigurement. Severe scarring from burns, abrasions and other similar injuries are common in motorcycle wrecks. The term “road rash” is used to describe the damage caused when unprotected skin hits the roadway. Road rash often requires extensive medical care and can result in scarring. In serious crashes, amputations may be necessary.
  • Back injuries. The jarring nature of an accident or being thrown from your bike can cause serious damage to your back, neck and spinal cord. This type of injury can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis.

Suffering a personal injury as a result of another party’s negligence can leave you facing overwhelming medical bills in addition to a loss of income for missing work. Whatever type of injury you are facing, it is important to confer with the experienced legal team at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A. to help ensure you recover the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your damages suffered.

At Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt we take your injury seriously. We are aggressive in pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve from the negligent party that caused your accident. To schedule your complimentary initial consultation, contact us by phone at (201) 820-6001 in New Jersey or (212) 692-0200 in New York. We can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and on the Internet. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay our fees unless we recover for you. Contact us today!