Motorcycle accidents often lead to tragic injuries. Unlike automobiles, SUVs, trucks, and vans, motorcycles lack an outer shell to protect motorcycle drivers and passengers from injuries. Upon impact, motorcyclists often hit the pavement or another vehicle after being thrown from their motorcycle in an accident. The trauma of being thrown from a motorcycle can cause life-threatening head and spinal cord injuries. Motorcyclists may also suffer from severe road rash when their skin makes contact with the pavement. All too often, motorcycle accidents and injuries are caused by the negligence of other drivers. If you or someone you love has suffered severe injuries in a Colorado motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. A skilled Colorado motorcycle accident attorney can review your case and help you recover damages for your losses.
Motorcycle accident injuries vary in severity from minor cuts and scrapes to life-threatening injuries such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild concussions to fatal injuries. Motorcycle helmets reduce the chance of suffering head injuries or being killed in a motorcycle accident, but according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, helmets only reduce the risk of fatality in a motorcycle accident by 37 percent.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
Motorcycle accident injuries are painful and often require costly medical treatment. For example, although it may seem minor, road rash may cause permanent loss of skin, requiring long hospital stays and skin grafts. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent loss of cognitive functions and other brain functions. Motorcycle victims suffering from TBI may need long-term rehabilitation or medical treatment. Spinal cord injuries often result in temporary or permanent paralysis, in which case physical therapy and other long-term medical care may be necessary. These medical costs after a motorcycle accident can create an unbearable burden on the motorcycle accident victim and the victim’s family. These are some of the many reasons why it is so important that you consult a qualified Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer immediately after a motorcycle accident.
At Fowler Law Firm, we empathize with the pain and suffering our clients have experienced in motorcycle accidents. We will work aggressively to ensure you receive fair compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries. To find out how we can help you with your Colorado motorcycle accident injury case, call our Ft. Collins, Colorado office at (970) 232-3322 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org today.