Motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular for both recreational and personal use. Due to their popularity, motorcycle accidents have increased to thousands of fatalities and serious catastrophic injuries every year.
While it is not pleasant to think about, accidents do happen.
A victim of a motorcycle accident is more likely to die or be severely injured than a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Many accidents happen from being rear-ended, turning left, running stop signs or red lights, and speeding, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and unsafe lane changes.
When a motorcycle is struck by a car or truck, the injuries sustained are nearly always serious or even deadly. When a victim is injured in a motorcycle accident, they can suffer from:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Neck and/or back injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Burn injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
While safe riding techniques, proper equipment like helmets, gloves, boots and protective clothing do help in reducing incidents, the fact remains that bikers are and will remain prone to collisions which cause serious bodily harm.
If you are on a motorcycle at the time of an accident, the results can be devastating. It is possible for a victim to also suffer from severe psychological trauma as a direct result of the accident, requiring years of medical care, rehabilitation and treatment.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi to see what your next legal steps are.
You may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of benefits or mental anguish. We protect the legal rights of victims and family members of victims of motorcycle accidents.
We are conveniently located in Fort Lee, New Jersey and New York City.