Motorcycle accidents cause hundreds of serious injuries a day. However, because of their size and structure, motorcycles simply don’t offer as much protection as standard vehicles. Statistically speaking, crashes involving motorcycles tend to be more severe than other collisions. These accidents leave victims with serious injuries, chronic pain and permanent disfigurement. In some cases, they kill the driver or passenger.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 motorcyclists died in the U.S. just in 2012. In the same year, approximately 93,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries while riding.
Diverse parties shoulder the blame. Drivers of larger vehicles fail to see or pay alert enough attention to motorcycles, because these vehicles look smaller and because they behave differently on the road than do other cars and trucks. Human and mechanical errors also play profound, if complicated, roles in crashes, as does poor road engineering, bad weather or unclear signage. Drivers who fail to obey traffic rules, drive while distracted on a cell phone, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs or break laws at the time of the accident also cause lots of needless suffering.
If another driver caused your crash, strategically seek compensation for your medical bills, damage to your bike, loss of productive work time and more, even if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident or even if the court determines that you partially caused what happened.
Motorcycle accidents often result in very serious and disabling injuries, including spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and loss of limbs. Significant damage to the motorcycle also occurs. Due to the debilitating and life changing nature of a motorcycle accident, you may suffer both short and long term economic losses. Lakeland personal injury attorney, Tania Rivas, has been successful in obtaining a recovery for injured victims for past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, reimbursement for out of pocket expenses, and past and future pain and suffering.
We will Find the Medical Specialists You Need
Due to the severity of motorcycle injuries, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. Sometimes, the injuries may not be immediately apparent but develop in the days that follow. You may need the services of a chiropractor, orthopedic specialist, neurologist, or even a neurosurgeon. You should not delay in getting the medical care you need. We can help you in scheduling an appointment with a doctor of the right specialty.
Additional Assistance for Survivors
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and highly confused. No amount of money can replace your loved one. But families often suffer severe economic hardship following their sudden death. As a compassionate, Christian auto accident attorney, Lakeland lawyer Tania L. Rivas has experience in recovering those past and future losses for the family. You do not have to go at this alone. We are here to help.
Call Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Tania Rivas
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Lakeland or the surrounding area, act now and do not wait. Injuries from even “minor” accidents lead to mountains of medical bills, expensive rehabilitation and a loss of earning capacity. To learn more about recovering damages, contact Rivas Law Group today at (877) 299-5539. Our compassionate advocates will evaluate your case, help you understand your options and offer much needed guidance and support.