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Were You Injured While Riding Your Motorcycle?

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There seems to be a collective, social opinion that believes that motorcycle riders are reckless by nature, but the truth is that many motorcycle accidents are not caused in part of the rider at all. Insurance companies may choose to ignore the evidence and suggest that a motorcycle rider is always the cause of an accident by virtue of their choice of transportation and the unfair social stereotype. Negligent, careless, or even intoxicated drivers can injure motorcyclist by swerving out of their lanes, failing to check their mirrors or blind spots for anything that is not another automobile, or opening their doors at random times.

If you have been hurt while riding your motorcycle, it should be time for you to start preparing a civil lawsuit against the negligent party. Odessa Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mason Herring of Herring Law Firm can help you review your claim, determine liability, and prepare your case for court, if it comes down to it. Get your free consultation today and ask about his contingency fee agreements – no recovery, no fee!

Injured in a motorcycle accident? You may have grounds to seek compensation. Call (888) 470-2876 today to discuss your case with one of our top-rated Odessa motorcycle accident attorneys.

Full Recovery Costs More and More

Motorcycles do not provide their riders any serious means of protection like the frame of a car does. It should go without saying then that a rider is more likely to experience serious injury after a traffic collision, even at slow speeds. Insurance providers seemingly do not understand this logical conclusion, and they continue to offer the smallest amount of recovery settlements as possible, if they offer anything at all.

One of the ground rules of personal injury cases and motorcycle accidents is to never accept an initial offer right away without first talking to your attorney. It is most likely going to be a minimal amount that barely covers initial medical costs. It will not take into consideration other bills and fees you are sure to encounter as your recuperation progresses.

Your recovery should help you pay for:

  • Upfront and emergency costs
  • Hospital occupation bills
  • Ongoing rehabilitation treatments
  • Motorcycle repair or replacement
  • Lost wages as you heal
  • Reduced earning potential

Texas Helmet Laws

In the state of Texas, helmets are required for any ride under the age of 21. Riders 21+ may get around wearing a helmet if they have proper certification and/or insurance coverage. These riders must complete a DMV approved Motorcycle Operating Training Course and have $10,000 in medical insurance coverage. They must keep the insurance card on them at all times or in the bike.

Although helmet is ultimately the decision of the rider that is 21+, they have been proven to save lives, and everyone should consider wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet while riding.

Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Crashes

The impact of a motorcycle accident can cause injury to nearly every part of the body, with the severity of these injuries varying based on the speed, location, force of impact, and size of the vehicles involved in the collision. While more severe impacts tend to result in more serious injuries, even seemingly minor crashes can cause a motorcyclists to suffer a lifetime’s worth of medical complications. Since some injuries can have delayed symptoms and may not surface for days or even weeks after a collision, it is imperative you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after a crash to minimize your chances of suffering permanent damage.

The following types of injuries are commonly suffered in motorcycle accidents:

  • Brain and head injuries - Concussions and brain damage are among the most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents, especially in situations where the rider was not wearing a helmet. Depending on the extent of the damage, brain injuries can cause symptoms as mild as headaches and dizziness to reduced cognitive function, memory loss, or even coma. Any sort of blow to the head must be monitored closely, as brain swelling or internal bleeding can have fatal consequences if left untreated.
  • Road rash - Motorcycle collisions frequently cause riders to be thrown from their bikes and slide across the pavement, causing exposed skin to be scraped, lacerated, or even torn from the body. Known as “road rash,” these injuries can lead to permanent skin irritations, nerve damage, infections, and lifelong scarring. In more severe cases, expensive skin graft surgeries may be required to replace lost flesh.
  • Muscle damage - Muscle damage can be suffered to nearly any part of the body in a motorcycle accident, especially in areas which are not protected by the proper safety gear. In severe cases, muscle damage can result in permanently reduced function or paralysis of the affected area. Another often damaged yet overlooked muscle is the eardrum. Riders who do not wear proper earplugs can suffer burst eardrums and become partially or completely deaf.
  • Biker’s arm - Following the initial impact, a rider’s instinct is often to draw their arms around or in front while flying through the air to lessen the impact when they hit the ground. Unfortunately, this usually results in damage to the nerves and bones of the arms, known as “biker’s arm.” Wearing durable leather jackets and elbow pads can help to protect against this damage.
  • Leg injuries - Motorcyclists who are struck from the side may suffer injuries to their lower extremities such as fractured or shattered bones in the legs and knees. While not life-threatening, leg injuries can develop into permanently disabling conditions.

Seek Fair Restitution with Herring Law Firm

Navigating litigation and lawsuits after being hurt in a motorcycle accident can be more than troublesome for a person trying to rest and recover. Allow Attorney Herring and his dedicated staff at his law firm take up and manage your case from start to finish. Know that you are in good hands from day one, and find peace of mind thanks to his commitment to keeping you up to speed and in the loop. When you want personalized and professional legal representation, you want Attorney Herring.

We only accept cases on a contingency basis. Schedule a free case review today to find out more about how we can assist you with your claim.

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