Motorcycle Accident Lawyer - Personal Injury Compensation Claims


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There is no question that driving a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving any other type of motor vehicle. The motorcyclist is exposed and vulnerable to injury because there is no physical protection. Motorcycles can be difficult to see by drivers of other motor vehicles even when they are in plain sight. In addition motorcycles may be difficult to handle and can skid or slide on less than optimal road surfaces including inclement or icy weather. A motorcyclist can lose control of the vehicle to avoid a pot hole, road debris, excessive gravel or a person opening a car door. In all cases a motorcycle accident lawyer will consider the circumstances of the incident and will take legal action for an award of financial compensation for personal injury and loss against any negligent third party which may include other drivers or pedestrians or any other person or organization responsible for contributing to the cause of the accident. If you need advice from a motorcycle accident lawyer just call the helpline.

Common Injuries

A motorcycle accident can result in serious injury or death. Spinal injuries are common because the neck can go through a flexion/extension injury and the cord can be transected. There can also be hematomas (blood clots) around the cord and the person suffers from what is usually permanent paralysis. Brain injuries are also common. There can be contusions to the brain, swelling on the brain, skull fracture, subdural hematomas, subarachnoid hematomas and penetrating injury to the brain from broken bony fragments. There can also be severe limb trauma in a motorcycle accident, including the possibility of a crush injury and amputation. Finally, internal injuries such as spleen ruptures or bleeding from the liver are possible and can result in severe blood loss and death.

Negligence

If you have suffered personal injury as a bike rider in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer. If you were responsible and wholly to blame for the collision, there is no claim. If another driver is found to be negligent and is either fully or partly to blame for the collision then your motorcycle accident lawyer can make a claim against that person or their insurers on your behalf.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer - Compensation Award

A motorcycle accident lawyer is engaged to advise on liability and to determine the value of the claim before entering into negotiations to settle the matter by payment from the negligent driver or the motor insurers alternatively to file legal proceedings in a court of law. In any personal injury compensation claim the first consideration is the value of pain and suffering. The exact amount payable for pain and suffering cannot be accurately determined and must be inferred by assessment. The pain and suffering element is determined by the severity of the injury, the recovery period and the existence of any residual problems or disabilities. Any emotional and psychological injury must also be assessed and valued. There are a number of other issues that also undergo assessment such as loss of lifestyle, loss of congenial employment and loss of advantage on the job market. A claim can be made for all reasonably incurred losses and expenses provided that the elements are foreseeable failing which they will be deemed as too remote. Claimable losses include damage to vehicle, medical expenses, loss of past and future income and wages etc.

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