Riding your motorcycle can be an amazing experience, with the open road ahead of you and the freedom of travel at your fingertips. However, riding a motorcycle is also incredibly dangerous; due to their smaller size, motorcycles are harder to spot on the road, leading careless drivers striking them. Because the rider isn’t as protected as someone encased in thousands of pounds of steel and metal in a car, the risk of devastating injuries is higher. The grim fact is this: motorcycle drivers are 30 times more likely to be killed versus the driver of a car. While motorcycles are only 2% of registered vehicles, they account for 14% of traffic fatalities.
Even the most careful rider, kitted out in full gear and wearing a helmet, is extremely vulnerable. Your body simply is no match to a multi-ton motor vehicle. Dangers to motorcycle riders include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- Broken bones and lacerations
- Road rash
- Internal injury and bleeding
- Loss of limb
- Loss of life
Whether there were unsafe road conditions, the other driver was impaired due to intoxication (drinking or drugs), or they simply weren’t paying attention and plowed into you, I’m here for you. I know how devastating motorcycle accidents are. Victims of motorcycle accidents can lose a limb or become permanently disabled due to the collision, taking away their ability to work or engage in hobbies that they used to enjoy. Medical bills will quickly pile up as the victim tries to recover. Rehabilitation is arduous and expensive. Depression and changes to the mental state is very common after a motorcycle accident.
If you were in a motorcycle accident, or you lost someone you loved due to one, and you’re not sure where to go or what to do, call me right away at 1 (877) 614-9524 for your free initial consultation. I’ll fight for you to change any policies that led to the accident in the first place and I’ll seek the maximum punitive damages against anyone who is responsible for your loss or injury. As your accident lawyer who has been serving the greater Columbus, Ohio area for nearly forty years, I’ll be working on a contingency to make sure you get paid and that you don’t have to pay a single penny to me. You can call me 24/7 because I know not everyone has the privilege of having a 9-to-5 schedule. If you or somebody you care about has suffered due to a motorcycle accident, give me a call so I can give you the justice you deserve against those who harmed you — and I’ll Make Them Pay!®