Motorcycle accident injuries can be very serious. Our office is experienced in representing those that have been injured in Lucas County motorcycle accidents, as well as other motorcycle accidents throughout the state of Ohio. Consult with an experienced Lucas County motorcycle accident lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident.
The outcome of these accidents can be life-changing, and the victims are often injured permanently, have numerous broken bones, internal and external damage, or even suffer brain and spinal cord damage. In the worst accidents we have seen, the victims face an unknown future with injuries that may never heal.
In 2011 alone there were nearly 4,000 motorcycle accidents in the state of Ohio. Nearly 200 of the motorcycle accidents result in death, making this type of roadway accident very serious.
A lot of the accidents involving motorcycles are not caused by the cyclist, but instead another vehicle on the roadway. Other drivers may not see the cyclist on the roadway, or even fail to keep a safe distance when passing in the lanes of the roadway.
Impact of an Accident
When a serious accident such as this occurs and severely injures someone, it not only changes their life, but it also changes the lives of their loved ones, friends, and support system. In some cases, the victims do not recover from their injuries and die as a result of driver’s negligence.
Motorcyclists that have been involved in accidents face an uncertain future and deserve compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve undergone. If another driver caused the motorcycle accident, the cyclist may pursue damages.
In a motorcycle accident, both the driver and the passenger can file a claim if injured. The at-fault driver that caused the accident would be subject to legal claims from anyone that was injured in the accident.
If the at-fault driver is the driver of the motorcycle, the cyclist’s passenger can file a claim against them if injured while on the back of the motorcycle. No matter what the scenario, a negligent driver is responsible for the pain and suffering they may cause.
Family members can also file claims if their loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident. A wrongful death claim can be made against the at-fault driver.
The injuries that can occur in a motorcycle accident include the following:
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injury
- Broken bones
- Injury to extremities
Oftentimes, accidents are so serious that the motorcyclist will never make a full recovery. Permanent damage and disability are a common consequence of motorcycle accidents. These serious injuries affect not only the life of the injured cyclist but also the family and support system of that individual.
Hire an Attorney
If you are a motorcyclist that has been injured as the result of another driver’s negligence, or your family member was injured this way, call our office. Our Lucas County motorcycle accident lawyers will begin working with you immediately, set up a plan, and help you to receive the settlement that you deserve.