Due to the fact that motorcycles offer very little structural protection, Florida motorcyclists are highly susceptible to catastrophic injuries from motorcycle accidents including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and amputations. The loss of an arm or leg is a life-altering injury. The road to recovery after such a catastrophic injury can be long and difficult. Usually, long term rehabilitation is necessary. There can be complications regarding the loss of a limb including heavy blood loss which can lead to shock, low blood pressure, weakness, and rapid heartbeat. When an injury is so severe that it leads to an amputation, the injured party should seek the advice of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
A majority of trauma-related amputations are performed on motorcycle riders who have been involved in serious accidents. Some injuries are so severe that the limbs cannot be saved. The cost of an amputation injury is extremely expensive with the cost of ongoing care easily exceeding half a million dollars. After an amputation, an accident victim will require wound care treatment, dressing changes, daily assistance, and medication. There are also non-economic losses associated with a traumatic amputation injury such as mental anguish, emotional distress, pain and suffering, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and loss of enjoyment of life.
Collisions between motorcycles and automobiles always pose a greater risk to the motorcycle rider. There is no seatbelt to hold the rider secure and there is no metal enclosure to protect the rider. In an accident involving a motorcycle and an automobile, it is very likely that the motorcycle rider could end up with catastrophic or life-threatening injuries.
Motorcycles are small vehicles and often, the accidents they are involved in are caused by motorists who fail to see them. If a negligent driver is at fault in a motorcycle accident, they could be held liable for the resulting injuries. The injured motorcyclist can file a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company. This could help recover compensation for hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, future medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may be entitled to more than the insurance company is willing to settle for. That is why it is extremely important to speak with an experienced Sarasota or Bradenton motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Speaking with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will help ensure that the best case is presented to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Sarasota and Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys:
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a Sarasota or Bradenton motorcycle accident, please contact the Michael L. Morgan Law Group, P.A., at (941) 218-8220. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to you unless we recover on your behalf. Please call to schedule a free consultation.