Representing Injured Bikers in St. Johns County
A motorcycle rider is the individual operating the motorcycle, but there are often motorcycle passengers as well. Motorcycle accident statistics lump all the motorcycle types — mopeds, scooters, two- and three-wheeled cycles, off-the-road motorbikes, pocket bikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) — into a single category.
Within the U.S., and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2012 Traffic Safety Facts (released in 2014 and still the most recent) have statistics on motorcycle accidents:
- 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in 2012
- More than 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2012
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident, there are various injuries they can suffer. Injuries normally happen to the lower extremities, however injuries to the upper extremities are also common.
Some common injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal injuries
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
Understanding the Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and it's important to understand the common causes in order to prevent them. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Driver negligence, such as distracted driving or failure to yield
- Unsafe road conditions, such as potholes or debris
- Weather-related factors, such as rain or strong winds
- Vehicle blind spots, making it difficult for drivers to see motorcycles
- Speeding or reckless driving
By understanding the causes of motorcycle accidents, you can take proactive measures to stay safe on the road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience, and it's important to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries. Our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Jacksonville Beach is dedicated to helping injured bikers in St. Johns County navigate the legal process and recover the compensation they deserve.
Common types of compensation for motorcycle accident injuries may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Long-term care and rehabilitation
By putting our 30+ years of trial experience to work for you, we will fight to protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
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