As a motorcyclist, you take your own safety seriously, but even if you were a helmet and ride defensively, you’re still placed at risk by the knuckleheads you share the road with. When their negligence results in you or a loved one suffering serious injuries, “I’m so sorry, I didn’t see you” isn’t going to cut it.
With so little standing between a motorcycle and the pavement, motorcycle injuries are often traumatic. It’s important to make sure you have a skilled motorcycle injury lawyer standing between you and the insurance company to make sure you aren’t injured a second time by its agenda.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Wreck
Step 1: Stop and move out of the way of traffic, but don’t leave the scene.
Step 2: Check thoroughly for injuries. You’d be surprised how often injuries initially go unnoticed due to the adrenaline that flows after a life-threatening situation.
Step 3: Call the police if they are not already on the scene. It’s important to file a police report and create a record of the accident.
Step 4: Exchange information such as names, phone numbers and insurance info with others who were involved in the accident.
Whether you feel the effects of injuries or not, it’s important to see a doctor. It can take hours, days or months for the full extent of injuries to manifest. Creating a treatment record early can be an important factor in getting the compensation you need.
Covering The Costs Of Catastrophic Injuries
When an accident occurs, motorcycle riders and passengers are placed at a higher risk of suffering catastrophic injuries due to their exposure and the lack of safety equipment such as seat belts. Even a properly fitted helmet can only do so much to protect a rider who is thrown through the air at the moment of impact.
Injuries and conditions associated with motorcycle wrecks include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Broken bones and fractures
- Road rash
- Lost limbs/amputations
- Psychological and emotional trauma
The physical and emotional recovery process after a motorcycle crash can be daunting for all involved. It is crucial to make sure you have the financial resources to cover your current and future costs for medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, property damage, counseling, home renovations and more. A lifelong injury to your brain or spine, for example, requires a settlement or verdict that provides you with lifelong compensation.
A personal injury attorney from Dimopoulos Law Firm can make sure that any settlement offer you receive from the insurance company is in your best interest and reflects the true costs of your injuries. If it doesn’t, we are equipped to pursue what you deserve through litigation. We’ll deal with the insurance companies and the courts so you can focus on getting better.
Did You Lose A Loved One In A Motorcycle Accident?
You’re not alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 55 deaths from motorcycle accidents in 2015.
The fact that nothing can be done to bring your loved one back is all too real for you. What you can do is pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to provide your family with financial compensation for what you have lost, including funeral and burial costs, your loss of companionship, your family member’s anticipated earnings, and the pain and suffering your loved one experienced before their death as a result of the motorcycle accident.
We can guide you through the legal process with compassion, handling the insurance and legal issues so you can focus on grieving and being there with your fellow survivors.
Injured In A Motorcycle Wreck? Let Us Help.
At Dimopoulos Law Firm, we proudly serve motorcycle riders throughout the Las Vegas area. Call 702-476-0005 anytime or send us an email to arrange your free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.