Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s motorcycle accident lawyers have seen firsthand the personal and financial devastation of motor cycle accident injuries. Motorcycle accidents can cause injury, death, loss of ability to work, personal and social upheaval, and many other damages to a driver or rider.
Compared to non-motorcycle crashes, those injured in motor cycle accidents frequently have more severe injuries and a more difficult time dealing with difficult insurance companies. That is why it is imperative that you or your loved one contact an experienced Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyer following a motorcycle crash.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be especially dangerous. Even the most safety-minded operators and riders face risks. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that nearly 5,000 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2015. Another 88,000 suffered nonfatal injuries.
Injuries suffered by motorcycle operators and passengers can vary in type and severity. While it is possible for motorcyclists to suffer only minor injuries, the lack of protection from a vehicle cabin generally translates into more severe injuries for the operator/passenger of a motorcycle.
Injuries common to motorcycle accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Lacerations and Road Rash
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Internal Bleeding or Organ Damage
- Loss of Limbs
- Back or Neck Injury
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Why Motorcycle Accidents Occur
Like other motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Negligence of drivers, though, is among the top factors leading to motorcycle accidents.
Distracted drivers—drivers who are texting or operating a cellphone—may not see motorcyclists. These split-second distractions are known to cause countless accidents and can be devastating to motorcyclists on the road.
Drunk driving and speeding also are leading causes of motorcycle crashes. In either case, another’s unacceptable negligence can injure or kill even the most careful of motorcyclists.
Motorcycle accident injuries also frequently occur when careless drivers cause left-turn crashes, side swipes, failure to stop at a light or intersection, failure to yield to oncoming motorcyclists, and lane changing accidents.
How a Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
Make no mistake: motorcyclists have the right to use the road, and they have the right to recover damages from negligent drivers who cause them injury. At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, the trial team is prepared to fight for the rights of injured motorcyclists and their families.
Pursuing a motorcycle accident claim can require intense investigation and zealous advocacy. This may include not only investigating the crash itself, but also analyzing the extent of immediate and long-term injuries, tracking all sources of lost wages and other revenue, establishing the personal and social impact of a crash on family. All of this must be done before proper settlement negotiations can even begin.
In the event that a lawsuit must be filed (which is often the case with motorcycle accidents), having an experienced motorcycle attorney handle your or your loved one’s lawsuit is essential to protect your interests and receive the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA | Cleveland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
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