Catastrophic injuries and fatalities are far more common in motorcycle accidents than in regular car accidents. Motorcycle accident injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident can be permanently disabling or disfiguring. The long-term cost of your injuries may be far more than you imagine. The Madison motorcycle accident attorneys of Boller & Vaughan LLC can help you and your family get the full compensation that you need and deserve.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
During a motorcycle accident you have virtually no protection from the impact of the crash. The right gear can help minimize some types of motorcycle accident injuries, but even wearing a helmet is no guarantee that you will not sustain a serious brain injury. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Brian injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Road rash
- Broken bones and fractures
- Facial injuries
- Knee injuries
- Severe burns
Factors Which Can Contribute to the Severity of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In single-vehicle motorcycle accidents and hit-and-run accidents it is not uncommon for the victim to lie undiscovered for hours or even days. This results in a delay in medical treatment which can be fatal or cause injuries to be far more sever than they would have been if they had been treated right away. It can also result in further injuries or death due to exposure.
Although a helmet can save your life and minimize or prevent brain injuries, a defective helmet can kill you. At best, a defective helmet fails to protect you; it can also cause spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, eye injuries, and facial disfigurement.
If you are thrown into an object during your accident, the majority of your injuries may be caused by striking the object. Road signs, light poles, and utility poles are among the objects which may be struck during an accident. Breakaway devices, crash cushions, and other safety devices can minimize the injuries caused by these objects, and in some cases they are required.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe motorcycle accident injuries in Madison or anywhere in Wisconsin, please contact the Madison motorcycle accident attorneys of Boller & Vaughan LLC at 608-268-0268 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with our Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers is free and if we agree to handle your case, we will work for a contingent fee, which means we only get paid for our services when you recover money. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.