Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney
Taking On the Big Insurance Companies So Our Clients Receive the Compensation They Deserve.
Motorcycles provide a unique and thrilling experience when you are out there on the open road. Their speed, ease of movement, and openness make them a mode of transportation like no other. Unfortunately, much of what makes a motorcycle fun also makes a motorcycle dangerous. Riders do not have the weight and protections that surround other vehicle passengers. There are no walls, roof, airbags, or seatbelts to restrain the motorcycle rider in the event of a crash. Because of this, motorcyclists often incur severe, oftentimes fatal, injuries when involved in an accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that close to 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2018 alone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are likely confronting to debilitating injuries and other losses. This is the kind of situation that changes lives forever. Let the dedicated motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Fazli & Associates lead the charge on the legal fight for just compensation while you take care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.
What are the Major Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycles should be afforded the same rights on the road as other vehicles. This means that they should be given safe amounts of space and drivers should check blind spots to watch for them. It is all too common however, that drivers fail to be aware of motorcycles and respect their rights on the road. In fact, this failure is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Cars will follow motorcycles too closely, try to pass them too closely, or fail to yield to a motorcycle even when the motorcycle has the right of way. Additionally, failure to check blind spots before changing lanes is a common cause of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles and they can be difficult to see. Drivers must take great care to check for them prior to changing lanes.
Additionally, drivers who are intoxicated or are engaging in reckless driving often cause motorcycle accidents. Distracted driving, in particular, has been a huge danger to motorcycles in recent years. When people are talking or texting on the phone, they fail to pay attention and notice motorcycles. This is when accidents happen.
Despite motorcycle safety campaigns launching across the U.S., drivers still fail to take the necessary precautions and respect the rights of motorcycles on the road. The results are often tragic for motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents leave riders with severe and lasting injuries. Fazli & Associates zealously represents motorcycle accident victims so that they can recover the much needed compensation they deserve for the losses they have sustained.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Even the smallest impact or “fender bender” incident can result in serious injuries to a motorcycle rider. Motorcycles are very lightweight when you compare them to other vehicles on the road. Additionally, there are no safety features such as seat belts and airbags. Motorcyclists are not enclosed so they lack that protection as well. A minor bump could still throw a motorcyclist from the bike or cause the bike to tip over onto the rider resulting in major injuries.
Even when a motorcycle rider is wearing safety gear such as protective clothing and a helmet, the chance of serious injury is still substantial. The proper safety gear can help minimize injuries, such as road rash. Road rash is one of the most common injuries sustained by a motorcyclist in a crash. When the skin makes contact with a rough surface, it can be severely damaged. Not only is road rash painful, but it can leave significant scarring. Also, if road rash is not properly treated, the wounds could become infected leading to serious complications and possibly become fatal.
Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents. Helmets work to provide much needed protection to motorcycle riders, but there is only so much a helmet can do to protect the head from the force of impact motorcyclists experience in an accident. Head injuries are scary and can lead to permanent damage and disability. Symptoms of a head injury can greatly vary and may not present themselves until days after an accident. Be vigilant in seeking immediate and follow-up medical care. Untreated head injuries can lead to serious complications.
Some of the other common motorcycle injuries include:
Skin lacerations and burns
Seek immediate medical treatment after a motorcycle accident. Focus on recovering your health while Fazli & Associates takes on the legal battle. We fight for your legal right to full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Diligently Representing Victims of Motorcycle Crashes.
The injuries you may have sustained in a motorcycle accident can forever change your life. You may be left in extreme pain and with severe disabilities that will last indefinitely. This is why Fazli & Associates uses the full force of the law to fight for our clients. You deserve to be properly compensated for your injuries. We are here to work tirelessly to see that this happens. Contact us today.