As a rider, you know there’s nothing more freeing than the sensation of two wheels on the open road. Unfortunately, other drivers are often distracted or simply not paying attention while driving near motorcycles—and that can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Motorcycle collisions are common in high-traffic areas. Motorcycle collisions often involve the rider having to “lay down the bike,” or being ejected many feet down the roadway. Once the collision occurs, the circumstance is sometimes aggravated by the fact that concrete barriers and other roadway devices can be particularly dangerous to a motorcyclist after the collision, compounding the injuries.
Motorcycle collision cases can be very “reconstruction intensive,” meaning that often an expert needs to analyze the scene and vehicle damage to substantiate vehicle dynamics and establish fault for the collision. It is important to visit the scene early and to secure the physical evidence and vehicles.
In addition, even motorcycle collisions not involving another vehicle can be someone else’s fault. For example, dangerous unmarked drop-offs between lanes in dark construction zones may be the fault of the contractor working on the roadway.
Motorcycle crashes can have life-changing consequences for the rider. Injuries such as severe road rash, bone breaks, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury may never fully heal and may even leave the rider with a permanent disability. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the motorcycle accident attorneys at The Malhotra Law Firm are here to help. We know you’re facing expensive medical bills and a long period of recovery where you can’t work, and that’s why we want to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Our motorcycle injury attorney from our firm can come to meet with you at the hospital or in your home and will be able to answer your questions and help you determine how much your claim may be worth.