Motorcyclists Lose Their Lives and Others Injured in Automobile Accident
Motorcycles are often seen as more dangerous vehicles than your ordinary passenger car simply given the fact that motorcyclists are vulnerable to the elements, and do not have protective gear beyond helmets, eye protection, and padding. Any motorcyclist who survives an accident likely feels lucky to be alive, as the situation can always be worse, as was the case with a recent motorcycle accident. Three motorcycles and one pickup truck were all traveling south on a small highway when an accident unexpectedly occurred as the motorcyclists turned to stop at a restaurant, according to a local news report. The facts are unclear as to who caused the accident, and it will likely take months to determine what went wrong.
The Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
Getting on a motorcycle is a risk that some people choose to take, and while getting in a car is also a risk many people take on a daily basis, motorcycles are at a disadvantage if they are involved in an accident. Motorcycles are a great mode of transportation, are a hobby for many, and generally provide people with the joy and satisfaction from enjoying a motorcycle ride in beautiful weather. However, a motorcycle accident has consequences that can be more severe than others. The consequences of any motorcycle accident include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Head trauma such as concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
• Neck and back injuries (spinal cord damage and fractures, among others);
• Partial or complete paralysis;
• Damage to internal organs;
• Cuts, torn muscles, and other soft tissues injuries;
• The need for daily medical car;
• The inability to work in the same job, or to even work at all;
• The inability to ever operate a motorcycle or any other vehicle in the future;
• Medical bills that only continue to grow; and
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident such as the one that occurred in West Virginia is likely difficult for loved ones to deal with, as two people suffered a fate that nobody deserves to go through. If the accident was preventable, loved ones of the deceased, and injured survivors should have the opportunity to seek legal options that can help them recover for suffering through no fault of their own. As such, if you or a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, and someone else was responsible for causing your injuries or the death of a loved one, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who can advise you, based on the facts and circumstances of your case, of your rights to compensation as well as take the necessary steps to pursue a claim.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 35 Years of Experience to Work on Your Motorcycle Claim!
No one expects to be injured while out riding their motorcycle, but serious motorcycle accidents can occur at anytime. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or other related accident, the Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm aims to provide exemplary legal services to injured individuals across Georgia and in the Southeast. We bring over 35 years of combined experience to your personal injury case and offer compassionate legal services catered to your individual needs. Prompt action is vital to the success of your personal injury case. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as your time to file a personal injury claim after your accident is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.