When motorcyclists are in accidents, they don’t have the protection of crumple zones, seat restraint systems or air bags to reduce the chances of injuries. Aside from maybe a helmet, they’re exposed and highly vulnerable, and they’re seven times more likely to be injured in an accident than drivers and occupants of passenger vehicles. They’re also 27 times more likely to die from injuries suffered in an accident.
Even when they’re lit up, motorcycles present low and narrow profiles in traffic. At times, drivers of other vehicles just don’t see them, or they don’t see them until it’s too late. When another vehicle is involved in an accident with a motorcycle, the most common scenario involves the other vehicle turning left in front of the motorcycle while the motorcyclist is proceeding straight ahead. The motorcyclist has only about two seconds to attempt to take evasive action. Some other causes of motorcycle crashes that are caused by other vehicles include lane changes and rear-end collisions.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Given the lack of protection, motorcycle accident injuries are often severe. Here are some of the common injuries that our common motorcycle accident injuries that our motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta has seen:
• Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
• Damage to vital organs, especially the heart.
• Multiple fractures and damage to multiple joints.
• Dental fractures and injuries.
• Road rash with severe infection.
If you were in a motorcycle accident that was caused by somebody else, protect and invoke your rights by arranging for a free consultation and case evaluation with us. Contact an experienced and effective motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta at the Champion Firm, P.C. by calling 404-594-5045.