Our team of legal professionals, led by Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella, will meet with you to discuss your accident and potential case. Many motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Our attorneys can counsel you, and ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
There are many different reasons that motorcycle accidents occur. 70% of motorcycle accidents are caused by car drivers. The underlying cause of most motorcycle accidents is driver error. Driver error can encompass a variety of different things, but the most common factor is driver distraction. Drivers can be distracted for many different reasons – texting, changing the radio, entering coordinates into a GPS, talking to passengers, and even eating.
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Errors caused by distracted driving can be especially dangerous for operators of motorcycles. Many accidents occur because the operator of the car never perceived the motorcycle. This phenomenon is known as Motion Induced Blindness. Approximately 43% of motorcycle accidents involve a similar set of circumstances – a motor vehicle turning left and colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. This is because drivers tend to perceive smaller objects as being farther away. The car driver perceives the motorcycle as being farther away, which is what leads to a potentially fatal collision.
Serious Injuries Associated with Motorcycles
Motorcycle riders unfortunately suffer serious injuries in a large percentage of all motorcycle accidents. This is because motorcycle riders do not have the benefit of being protected and surrounded by their vehicle. A motorcyclist injured in an accident may suffer fractures, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, road rash, traumatic brain injury, amputation, paralysis, and even death. These injuries may necessitate extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, which will likely result in significant medical expenses. The injured rider may also be left with permanent disabilities, disfigurement, lost wages, and an inability to earn future income. The injured rider may have ongoing pain and suffering, which dramatically alters his or her quality of life.
The lawyers of the firm represent victims in a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, scooters, motorbikes, mopeds and motorized bicycles.
Finding a personal injury attorney who has a solid background in motorcycle accidents is extremely important. Motorcycle accident cases can be very complex, and you are bound by the time constraints of the statute of limitations. Therefore, it is extremely important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible after your accident. Your accident may also have an element of products liability involved, so it is important to have the most qualified attorney on your side. If your injuries are the result of driver error, then you deserve a settlement that will fully compensate you for your injuries.
You should not delay in calling an attorney to get you the help that you deserve.