Hollywood Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach
There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle offers a certain thrill – whether riding along the Florida coast for a scenic view or commuting along one of Florida’s many highways, there is nothing quite like the rush that accompanies a great ride.
But motorcycles are dangerous, too, and there are nearly 500 motorcyclist fatalities recorded in the state of Florida every year, in addition to dozens of other motorcycle crashes and related injuries.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, the injuries are often serious, and victims are in need of financial compensation to help them pay for their injuries and maintain their quality of living. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, let an experienced Hollywood motorcycle accident attorney help you.
Most Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
With few protections, motorcyclists who are involved in a crash are at risk for myriad serious and debilitating injuries. Some of the most common motorcycle injuries include:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries. When a motorcyclist is knocked off of their bike, their head is often the thing that is most severely impacted. When the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet, a head injury can be especially severe, and may result in long-term complications.
- Broken bone injuries. Of course, when limbs and body hit the ground, another car, or another object, they may be impacted with such force that they break or shatter. Broken legs, arms, clavicles, and ribs are all common.
- Road rash and lacerations. A motorcyclist who is involved in an accident will often travel along the ground at a high speed prior to coming to a stop, with the skin making direct contact with the earth. This can result in severe lacerations and friction burns, common called road rash. While road rash may seem like a minor injury, it can be both incredibly painful and leave permanent scarring. In some cases, it may even be serious enough to cause concerns about health. Road burns and lacerations are more common when the motorcyclist is not wearing proper gear.
- Crush, amputation, and internal injuries. Other common injuries that a motorcyclist may suffer include crush injuries where a limb or body part is literally crushed, typically by another vehicle; amputation injuries, where a limb is severed; and internal injuries that lead to internal bleeding.
Recovering Compensation after a Motorcycle Accident
The injuries types above are both painful and often debilitating, and may necessitate immediate and long-term medical care. Not only is this care expensive, but a motorcyclist may also suffer psychological injuries, may be unable to return to work, and more. In order to recover compensation for these losses, a motorcyclist has the option of filing an insurance claim, or filing a lawsuit for damages directly against the at-fault party.
Contact an Experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you have been harmed in a motorcycle accident, you do not have time to delay – take action now by calling an experienced Hollywood motorcycle accident attorney. At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A., Alex Barak will work hard on your behalf. Call us today at (954) 399-7778.
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