Common Injuries Motorcycle Accident Victims Can Experience

One of the reasons motorcycle crashes are so deadly is that many tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not maintain a proper lookout for motorcycle riders.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Marion County, you should work with a knowledgeable attorney at Piccin & Glynn. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case to create a personalized and effective legal strategy. You can contact our Ocala office now by calling us at 352-581-6174.

Understanding The Types Of Injuries

Collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles can cause many types of injuries, including:

  • Head injuries: The force of the impact usually throws riders off their bikes, sometimes causing traumatic brain injury. It’s possible to scramble the brain without breaking the skull, just as it’s possible to scramble an egg without breaking the shell. The impact 0ften causes other severe traumatic injuries as well, even if the victim is wearing a helmet.
  • Biker’s arm: When riders fall off their bikes, they naturally extend their arms to break their falls. In high-speed collisions, there is simply too much force. As a result, victims often sustain permanent nerve damage to their arms. The same is true for legs.
  • Internal injuries: These same forces can cause internal damage to organs.  Most first responders primarily focus on external trauma wounds.  Internal bleeding may go unchecked for several minutes or even much longer.

In Florida, compensation for these and other injuries usually includes compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be available as well, in some cases.

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You can learn more about how attorneys can help you by contacting our Ocala law firm and scheduling your free consultation. We promptly return all messages, and home and hospital visits are available. Call us now at 352-581-6174 or use the contact form to set up your free first meeting.