Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries. In fact, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that motorcyclists are 35 times more like to receive a fatal injury in an accident than a person in a passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists are also 8 times more likely to suffer from traumatic injuries.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
- Broken/fractured bones
- Torn ligaments/tendons
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Subdural hematoma
- Spinal injuries
- Brain stem injury
As you can see, motorcycle injuries are often very serious. Many of these types of injuries require hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and other types of long-term treatment, which can quickly become very costly.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies unfairly view motorcyclists as reckless and risky drivers. However, one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents is the failure of a driver to notice a motorcyclist on the road. Motorcyclists have the same rights as any other vehicle on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Schuerman Law team today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.