When you are our riding on your motorcycle, we know that you do everything you can to be safe. Yes, there are risks, but you drive defensively and wear a helmet. Unfortunately, there are times when the carelessness or recklessness of another person can cause you harm. When that happens, you may need a motorcycle accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you will have a team by your side. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
What Are The Risks?
Riding a motorcycle comes with risks. Most of those can be mitigated by safe operation, but we know that incidents still happen. Out of the more than 270,000 crashes across New Jersey during the latest reporting year, we know that there were 84 motorcycle fatalities and hundreds of injuries.
Here is the thing that you need to understand – most motorcycle crashes involve a rider injury or fatality.
When it comes to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash, a motorcyclist has nearly no protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. We commonly see the following motorcyclist injuries in the aftermath of a crash:
- Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
- Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or road rash
We know that is a wide range of severity, but even the more minor injuries on that list can lead to massive medical bills. For severe injuries, a motorcyclist could face extensive medical procedures, rehabilitation, and long recovery times. If an injury victim cannot work, they will likely lose the income they rely on.
How Do These Crashes happen?
In many cases, these crashes happen due to the simple fact that drivers follow motorcyclists too closely or even ignore them on the roadway. This can lead to a cyclist getting rear-ended or sideswiped on the highway.
In other cases, we know that the following pose serious risks for motorcyclists:
- Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drivers distracted by their phones, devices, or something else in the vehicle
- Those who speed and operated their vehicles recklessly
Motorcyclist fatalities have been increasing over the last few years, so it is vital that everyone – motorcyclists and vehicle drivers – pay more attention to their surroundings.
After A Crash
As a motorcycle owner or rider, you already know that most passenger vehicle drivers do not operate safely around a motorcycle. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance now. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages