Motorcycle Accident Injuries
A Millburn attorney who knows how to win
A motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries, changing the lives of bikers in just seconds. If a negligent driver was at fault for your accident, you deserve financial compensation. But the legal process can be complicated and dealing with insurance companies can be aggravating. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who can fight for you.
Motorcycle accident attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. understands how the lives of people can change when dealing with injuries after a motorcycle crash. He fights for the injured in Millburn and throughout Essex and Union counties. Our firm is dedicated to making a difference by helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today.
Motorcyclists have little protection in a crash with a car or other vehicle. So the injuries they suffer can be very serious, especially in collisions at higher speeds. The types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
Motorcyclists can suffer fractures in the arm, legs, ribs, collarbone, back, or face. Types of fractures include stable, compound, transverse, oblique, and comminuted. Depending on the location and severity of the break, surgery may be needed. Screws and rods may be needed to keep the bone set in place.
Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This can happen even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet. The force of impact can cause the brain to crash into the inside of the skull, resulting in bleeding or bruising. Symptoms can include loss of consciousness, headache, nausea, confusion, memory problems, sleeping problems, and difficulty with balance.
During crashes, motorcyclists are often thrown off their bikes or dragged along the pavement. Contact with the hard surface of the road can result in skin being scraped. This is a painful injury that can lead to infection and scarring. Skin grafting may be required in severe cases.
During a crash, a motorcycle weighing hundreds of pounds can fall on the rider’s arm. This can result in damage to the median, radial, or ulnar nerves. Symptoms include pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. Surgery and physical therapy may be needed in some cases.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord connects the brain to other parts of the body. Complete damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis. Incomplete damage can result in weakness, problems with coordination, difficulty walking, numbness, and loss of control over bodily functions.
These include knee injuries, shattered wrists, rolled or sprained ankles, and twisted elbows.
Road rash and lacerations can result in scarring. In some cases, motorcyclists can suffer disfiguring burns. Reconstructive surgery may be needed to help repair the damage.
Soft Tissue Injuries
These include damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, resulting in pain and limited mobility.
These can include damage to internal organs as well as bruising and puncture wounds.
Treating motorcycle accident injuries can be a costly process
Injured motorcyclists often need to be transported to the hospital by ambulance after an accident. They may need imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans. Doctors may order lab tests and other diagnostic tests. Surgery may be required, followed by a hospital stay of at least a few days.
In addition, injured motorcyclists may need to take medication and undergo physical therapy. They may require home health equipment and need medical care at home. There may be multiple follow-up appointments with doctors during their recovery.
Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. They may also experience a loss of income if they can’t work because of their injuries. This can lead to financial stress.
An attorney who puts in the hard work and hustle that gets results
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, insurance companies will try to limit your compensation. Attorney Leigh knows all of the tactics they use – he used to represent them. Now he fights for the rights of the injured.
Our firm investigates your motorcycle crash to get the facts. We know where to look for evidence that a negligent driver caused the accident that left you hurt. Attorney Leigh carefully reviews accident reports and medical records, and interviews witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts.
We build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. Attorney Leigh will deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on getting better. He will keep you informed about the progress of your case and work on negotiating a settlement that meets your need. He will also be ready to fight for you in court if that’s what it takes.
If you ever have any questions or concerns about your case, attorney Leigh is just a phone call away. Our clients get his personal cell phone number.
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