If you are in a motorcycle accident, you can suffer serious injuries that can be life-changing. Your injuries may make it impossible to work, participate in activities with your family and friends, and do every day tasks.
Motorcycle accidents can happen in several situations. One of the most common ways an accident happens is when a vehicle fails to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist at an intersection or when merging.
Distracted drivers who are on their phone, eating or talking to others in the car may not pay attention to motorcyclists on the road and cause an accident. Drivers who follow too closely can also cause a rear-end accident because they do not have enough time to stop when the motorcyclist brakes. Speeding and drunk or impaired driving can also affect their reaction time.
Aggressive driving, like road rage or tailgating and running red lights or stop signs can cause an accident with a motorcycle rider too.
If you are in an accident, you can suffer from several types of injuries. Road rash happens when your skin contacts pavement, causing cuts, bruises and severe skin damage. Your arms, legs and wrists can be fractured or broken, you can have internal injuries caused by the force of the accident, and you can be burned.
In serious situations, you can also experience a traumatic brain injury, a concussion or other head injuries as well as spinal cord injuries, which can cause paralysis.
It may be helpful to seek compensation for your injuries, which can provide financial support while you recover.