Motorcycle accident victims can find themselves facing catastrophic injuries.
Two people on a motorcycle were seriously injured recently in a neighboring town. The motorcycle accident occurred when another vehicle, a Jeep, backed out of a driveway into traffic and collided with the motorcycle. The female motorcycle accident victim was thrown from the motorcycle over the Jeep. Both victims had to be taken to the hospital, however, the Jeep’s driver was not injured. The crash is currently being investigated.
In two thirds of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle’s right of way, causing the accident. A failure to yield to a motorcycle can be particularly serious because of a motorcyclist’s inherent vulnerability on the roadway. Motorcycle collisions can result in many different types of catastrophic injuries. These can range from broken bones to head, brain and spinal cord injuries and permanent disability.
Motorcycle riders are five times more likely to be injured than someone riding in a passenger car. When a negligent or distracted driver is to blame for the injuries a motorcycle accident victim suffers, it may be possible for the injured victim to seek compensation for those injuries. An injured motorcycle accident victim can pursue the liability of a negligent driver that injured the victim through a personal injury lawsuit. The negligent party may be required to compensate the motorcycle accident victim for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and future medical treatment, among other damages.
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely serious. Because of the usual severity of motorcycle collision injuries, there are many ways for motorcycle accident victims to seek help.
Source: PatriotLedger.com, “Two motorcycle riders seriously injured in Abington crash,” Stephanie Spyropoulos, May 19, 2013