Motorcycle accidents are like other vehicles accidents, such as trucking accidents and car accidents, in some ways, but it includes unique factors. Motorcycle riding is riskier because motorcycles are much smaller than cars, and provide less protection to the rider.
Based on the data from Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, since 2007, more than 10% of all traffic fatalities were motorcyclists. The numbers of motorcyclists’ fatalities increased rapidly since 2014.
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Tragic Outcome of Motorcycle Accidents
While helmets and protective gear like riding suits offer some protection, the injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident are often severe and permanent. Injuries include leg and foot injuries, which sometimes resulting in the loss of use of the limb or even amputation. Serious internal injuries and road rash from the impact of the driver on the ground are extremely painful. They may occur even if the rider is wearing a helmet and protective gear. These injuries can drastically decrease a person’s quality of life or even result in death. The recovery process can take months or even years. During that time, medical bills, hospital charges, and recovery costs are adding up. Coupled with lost wages, it is easy to see how accidents like these are life-changing events.
Steps to Take After Motorcycle Accidents
We know you have enough on your plate during this difficult time so we can guide you through the oftentimes daunting legal process. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve while still being able to focus on the most important thing, you and your recovery. Call Kevin Patrick today if you suffered injury from any motorcycle accidents.