If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, there is nothing anyone can tell you about the risks involved that would deter you from riding one. It’s among the most fun activities you can do no matter how dangerous it can be.
While safety is paramount, no matter what you do as a regular motorcycle rider, an unexpected accident is just around the corner.
In 2015, 88,000 motorcycle riders were injured with an additional 4,976 who were killed. Motorcyclists also accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities.
Most motorcycle accidents aren’t the riders fault and the injuries that accompany them are among the worst we’ve ever seen.
Severe injuries are common and you’re just one bad fall from it turning fatal.
The one thing that makes riding a motorcycle so much fun is also what makes it dangerous.
With no external structure protecting you from a collision, a simple fender bender can easily end up in multiple bone fractures or worse!
It’s important to find a motorcycle accident attorney who is both aggressive and understanding of all the laws in Dallas and Lake Charles.
Our team at Shamieh Law has handled dozens of minor and severe motorcycle accidents in the Dallas and Lake Charles area.
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, contact us now for a free no obligation consultation by our expert legal team.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Some of the most serious motorcycle accidents result in death, leaving behind loved ones and expensive medical bills.
In some cases, the family of a motorcycle accident victim may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Over the last 10 years we have seen motorcycle accident deaths double in the United States.
This is due to numerous factors, from the prevalence of smartphones and other devices taking drivers’ attention from the road to inexperienced riders on the roads. Some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Injuries to the legs and feet
- Road rash and burns
- Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle damage
- Biker’s arm
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Motorcycle accidents usually take place when drivers of other vehicles are not paying attention or are unaware of a motorcycle's speed or presence.
Researchers have found that the human brain actually has a hard time perceiving small objects that are closer (such as a motorcycle in the next lane) than large objects that are at distance.
This helps explain why so many accidents involving motorcycles take place when a vehicle is changing lanes.
Other reasons motorcycle accidents happen include:
- Driver error
- Faulty equipment
- Dangerous conditions
To learn more about how we can help you following a motorcycle accident, please contact Shamieh Law and schedule a free consultation today.
We proudly serve people in both Dallas and Lake Charles and have helped clients get the compensation they deserve.