When most people think of motorcycles, they don’t always consider the amount of danger that the riders are in, especially when motorists don’t give them the proper respect on the road.
Regardless of whether a person is riding a motorcycle or driving a car, the laws of the road remain the same and any form of negligence can be disastrous, especially for the motorcyclist. This is because they don’t have the same protection that a driver in a vehicle has.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, it can impact the injured rider’s life forever in a number of ways. Understanding what this means for the rider is important.
The Physical Damages
Think about a motorcyclist and what he or she has to protect them from harm. When you really consider it, there’s not a lot there to help them prevent from serious injuries. Oftentimes, riders are exposed to the elements and there may many injuries that can be sustained.
For instance, road burn can cause the rider significant damage to their skin and tissues. If the rider is ejected from the motorcycle, there is the potential for their head striking the concrete. Even with a helmet, a jolt to the skull can cause significant brain injuries.
The Emotional Damages
Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most traumatic an individual can experience. The moment it happens can be a moment that the injured individual can relive over the course of their lifetime. This type of trauma can lead to significant anxiety, stress, and more.
For some, it may make it impossible for the injured party to ever drive a motorcycle again. They may attempt to, but there are times when fear and anxiety can cause them to avoid any situation that reminds them of the accident they sustained.
When negligence is involved, the person responsible for the crash should be held fully accountable for their actions. This means the injured party has the right to seek justice and compensation from the party who caused the crash.
Our Johnson City motorcycle accident attorneys at Meade Law Group stand dedicated to protecting your rights and guiding you through the process. Trust that we’re in your corner so you can feel peace of mind every step of the way.
For a free consultation, we encourage you to contact us today at (423) 464-7779.