Motorcycle AccidentsThe Frank Law Firm has the experience and skill required to handle your motorcycle accident and be your advocate.
Motorcycle Injuries Are Often Serious
Motorcycle accidents can cause devastating injuries due to the exposure of the rider’s body at impact. Typical injuries include leg injuries and spine and brain injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety has warned, “A motorcycle crash is a complex event involving the interaction of human, vehicle, and environmental factors. While there is no typical motorcycle crash, what is typical is that a motorcycle crash is a violent event. More than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. The motorcycle itself provides no head injury protection to the rider or passenger. Ejection from the motorcycle is a common injury pathway. If a motorcycle comes to a sudden stop and the rider is ejected from the motorcycle, the rider will forcibly strike objects in the path as well as the ground.”
Automobile Versus Motorcycle Crash
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety has also stated, “A motorcycle lacks the crashworthiness and occupant protection characteristics of an automobile. An automobile has more weight and bulk than a motorcycle. It has door beams, a roof, airbags, and seat belts. It is also more stable because it is on four wheels. Because of its size, an automobile is easier to see. What a motorcycle sacrifices in weight, bulk, and other crashworthiness characteristics is somewhat offset by its agility, maneuverability, ability to stop quickly, and ability to swerve quickly when necessary.”
Retaining an Attorney After a Motorcycle Crash
The drivers who are at fault will have professional insurance company representatives protecting their interests and the interests of the insurance company. You need an advocate looking out for your interests too. The Frank Law Firm has the experience and skill required to handle your motorcycle accident and be your advocate. If you or a loved one are a victim of a motorcycle accident, call The Frank Law Firm, 850-224-HELP (4357) to speak with us about your personal injury or wrongful death case.