You’ve seen the billboards and bumper stickers: “Look Twice, Save a Life” when dealing with motorcycles on the highways. Even with these warnings, accidents still happen. Did you know that 11 percent of all roadway accidents in the United States involve motorcycles? And that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the roads than those in a passenger car?
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, it may not be your fault. Inattentive drivers, traffic conditions, road conditions, glare, view obstructions, and other hazards can all cause motorcycle accidents. Two of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Defective Equipment: While motorcycles are subject to rigorous safety tests before they are sold, defective tires, brakes, or other motorcycle parts can also be responsible for accidents.
- Hazardous Road Conditions: If your accident was caused by unmarked areas of road construction, slippery roads, unmarked curves or dangerous speed limits, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, or losses.
And while the accidents might not be your fault, the end results can be painful and costly. You may end up having to bear the burden of significant pain, medical bills and the cost of fixing your motorcycle. Mark A. Risi is here to help you after you have been in an accident. As a motorcycle accidents attorney in Orlando, Mark Risi can help you to obtain just compensation from those who are at fault in the accident. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Head injuries are highly common in motorcycle accidents, especially when the rider is not wearing a helmet. These injuries can have an effect on personality, cognitive thinking, motor skills, speech, and other abilities, causing a dramatic decrease in quality of life for the victim.
- Fractures: Another common injury in motorcycle accidents is fractures. Along with sprains, road rash, and cuts or bruises, fractures can be painful and require a lengthy recovery time, during which the victim of the accident might miss out on being able to perform job duties, or might experience diminished quality of life.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: A third common injury when dealing with motorcycle accidents is spinal cord injuries. Unlike fractures and similar injuries, spinal cord injuries are almost always long-term, and sometimes are permanent. In these cases, the victim often requires full-time care and will never be able to work again.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and other damages or losses. Call us today at (407) 629-2484 or contact us online now for a free consultation without any obligation. We will fight for your right to full compensation for your injuries.