Motorcycle riding is an enjoyable pastime for many, whether you use your bike for transportation, recreation, or both. However, even veteran motorcyclists are vulnerable to significant injuries due to the negligence of other drivers. When others cause accidents resulting in severe injuries, you may want to call a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer for advice.
Drivers whose negligent actions lead to accidents that cause injuries and property damage may be liable through personal injury claims. Financial compensation may be available to assist injured parties throughout their recovery periods, which often may result in them being off work. An experienced attorney can assess the circumstances that led to your injuries and determine the viability of pursuing damages in your case. Call the Amaro Law Firm today to speak with a member of our legal team to schedule a consultation.
Motorcyclist Injuries in Houston
Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Unlike the occupants of motor vehicles, motorcycle riders have no vehicle frame to protect them from the impact of vehicles or stationary objects. There also is no frame to prevent them from being ejected from their bikes and striking vehicles, fixed objects, and the ground, often with disastrous results.
Furthermore, motorcyclists have few protective or safety features available to them while riding. Although they may wear helmets or protective clothing, those measures are likely to do little to protect them from injuries sustained in a crash. Although motor vehicle occupants are likely to enjoy the protection of seatbelts, airbags, other safety features, motorcyclists do not have the benefit of these protections.
Common motorcycle accident injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones/fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
In some cases, individuals may suffer permanent physical impairment as a result of motorcycle accidents. These disabilities may leave them unable to return to work and perhaps require ongoing medical treatment.