Motorbike Accident Attorney Longwood, FL
Ask any motorcycle enthusiast why they ride, and “reliable form of transportation” isn’t likely to top the list. For many riders, the fun and freedom that motorcycles offer are the main attractions. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle also results in a much higher risk of catastrophic and fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Although many motorcyclists do don protective gear when riding – including helmets and heavy jackets, chaps, and gloves – the truth is that motorcycles offer no protection at all in a crash the way other types of vehicles do. As a result, motorcycle accidents are different than car accidents are and should therefore be addressed differently. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you should benefit from the guidance and dedication of a Longwood, FL motorcycle accident attorney who has extensive experience with these unique kinds of accidents. The legal team at David & Philpot, PL has this experience and can efficiently and effectively advocate for your interests in the event of a motorcycle crash.
Although overall motorcycle crashes make up a small percentage of the total number of vehicle accidents that occur each year, these types of accidents result in the most fatalities of all accidents, as well as the highest number of drivers injured. Even more disturbing, in the majority of motorcycle accidents that occur, the motorcyclist was driving straight when the crash happened.
One of the main reasons cited for this higher percentage of fatalities and injuries for motorcycle riders in crashes is that there is no barrier to protect the rider from impact with a vehicle. The rider is often thrown from the motorcycle upon impact and can sustain additional injuries if the motorcycle lands on the victim after they have been thrown.
And even though a motorcycle rider may have protective clothing and other gear on, that clothing will only help protect from injury in a minor fall. It will not protect the rider from serious injuries upon impact with the vehicle, possibly causing broken bones, brain injuries, burns, and spinal cord damage. This clothing may also provide only limited protection to the ripping of skin when a thrown rider skids across pavement. This is one of the many reasons why it’s important for motorcycle accident victims to contact an experienced Longwood, FL motorbike accident attorney in the wake of a crash. These accidents can cause uniquely catastrophic injuries that can take years to recover from. Ensuring that you have access to any compensation you may be entitled to will help to ensure that you get access to the medical care you need both now and well into the future.
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The most common types of injuries from motorcycle accidents include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and facial injuries. Depending on the severity of the injuries, a motorcycle accident victim may no longer be able to work in the wake of a crash. In addition to managing expensive medical bills, motorcycle accident victims often struggle to make ends meet due to lost wages. Working with an experienced Longwood, FL motorbike accident attorney may help you to file a legal claim that will ultimately resolve many of these financial challenges.