Why Are Motorcycle Accidents Usually So Serious?
During the year of 2013, statistics show that 4,668 people died in motorcycle accidents in the United States while another 88,000 were injured. Are you suffering from devastating and traumatic injuries from a motorcycle accident? Was your family member injured by a reckless driver while riding his or her motorcycle? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you wondering how you will pay your medical bills and living expenses? Motorcycle accidents are usually very serious. The physical, emotional, and financial damages sustained by the accident victim and his or her family are substantial. You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands the complexities and nuances involved with these types of accidents.
The Levinson Law Group has extensive experience representing victims and their families who are struggling to recover from a motorcycle accident. Benefit from insider knowledge by putting a former insurance company lawyer on your side. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.
Do I Really Need a Motorcycle Attorney?
Any accident that causes injury is serious; however, motorcycle accidents tend to result in serious physical injury, in part, due to the type of vehicle involved. When you are in a car, the metal frame of the car absorbs the direct impact in an accident. However, a motorcyclist is not as protected from the direct impact of an accident because there is nothing between the rider’s body and the pavement or the other vehicle. Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than other vehicles leaving the rider at greater risk for serious and traumatic injuries even in a low-impact accident.
Therefore, the risk of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and serious internal injuries are far greater in motorcycle accidents. Riders are at a greater risk for permanent, life-changing injuries that require long-term medical care. The cost of treatment and care can be substantial and overwhelming for the victim and his or her family. While no amount of money will undo the damage done in a motorcycle accident, receiving compensation for the damages can help the victim and his or her family provide the necessary medical and personal care the rider needs in order to live as normal a life as possible after a motorcycle accident.
Because insurance companies attempt to assign fault for the accident to the motorcycle driver, it is important that you hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who understands the tactics used by the insurance companies. Insurance companies use the negative and unfair prejudices held by some people against motorcycle riders to decrease their liability in a motorcycle accident. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney understands these unique issues and knows how to overcome them to see that the motorcyclist receive fair and just compensation for his or her injuries.