A motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries consequences. Motorcycle riders often sustain catastrophic injuries when an accident occurs since they are not protected like passengers and drivers in cars and trucks.
Many motorcycle accident victims suffer from:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Full or partial paralysis
- Disfigurement & scarring
- Brain and head injuries/trauma
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Crushed limbs or organs
- Serious burns
- Internal bleeding
These injuries require extensive medical treatment, as well as hospitalization, surgery, and long-term rehabilitative care. Furthermore, because many of these injuries are debilitating, many motorcycle accident victims must either quit their jobs or take a prolonged leave of absence.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person or entity's negligence, they will be held liable for monetary damages. Damages can be awarded to cover medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages from work, any rehabilitation expenses, property damage, and any additional financial hardship that accompanied the accident.
To prevail in a motorcycle accident case, you will want to show that another person or entity is responsible for the accident. Many things can constitute "negligence", including drunk driving, taking drugs, falling asleep at the wheel, failing to yield to another vehicle, and reckless or irresponsible driving.
In addition, the local, town, city, or county government may also be found at fault if road conditions, road signs, and traffic signals were not maintained or kept in proper condition, and contributed to the accident.
Motorcycle manufacturers can also be held responsible for the accident if a design or mechanical defect helped cause the accident.
Fogelman & Fogelman understands how to build a successful case. We consult accident re-constructionists, medical professionals, experts, and eye-witnesses in order to develop a strong case. In court, we present a compelling case to convince judges and juries to side in your favor. Our main priority is recovering the highest settlement possible for the victim.