Motorcycle accidents can be swift and disastrous. You can be smoothly cruising one minute and in an ambulance the next. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are far too common. In 2015, 4,976 people in the United States were killed in motorcycle accidents, and 88,000 were injured. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than passengers in closed vehicles. The majority of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents happen because the driver of the other vehicle didn’t see the motorcyclist. Speeding and alcohol impairment are also common factors.
Motorcycle accidents are so much more dangerous than auto accidents because the rider has no protection. If you’re in a motorcycle accident, anything can happen. Injuries to the lower body and legs are the most common, but injuries to the head and upper body are usually more severe. Broken bones – especially the ulna, radius, tibia, fibia, or femur – road rash, and concussions are common injuries. The hospital costs can add up fast. According to one NHTSA study in 2006, the estimated hospital costs of an motorcycle accident victim with significant lower body injuries ranged from $20,745 to $56,288. A motorcycle accident can be physically and financially devastating.
The personal injury attorneys at McCravy, Newlon, Sturkie & Clardy Law Firm know that a motor vehicle accident can wreck more than just your bike. We want to make recovery as easy as possible. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we want to help you recover physically and financially. We want to help you file your motor vehicle accident claim, pay your hospital bills, and recover damages. We have won and settled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases, like yours, and if you need help, we’re ready. Call us at 1-800-376-4529 or fill out the simple form on our website, and we can help you on the road to recovery.