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Motorcycle accidents: common injuries and damages available

Because of the size and weight of passenger vehicles in comparison to motorcycles, accidents involving motorcycles almost always result in serious injuries and damages. Bikers have the same right to be on Florida roads and highways as other drivers, yet they often suffer significant harm because people do not know how to properly share the road.

The victims of motorcycle accidents should not suffer needlessly due to the reckless and negligent actions of other drivers. If you were hurt in a crash that was not your fault, you would be wise to secure the help of an attorney experienced in protecting the rights of bikers and in the personal injury claims process.

Your motorcycle accident injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injuries or a fatality. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered in these incidents include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Road rash and severe skin abrasions
  • Head injuries

Head injuries are one of the most significant risks faced by bikers. Despite helmets and other types of protective gear, even a low-speed crash can result in serious injuries, disability and long-term physical complications for a biker. Because bikers and motorcycle passengers are largely unprotected against the brunt of an impact with a larger, heavier vehicle, severe injuries are a common occurrence after a motorcycle accident.

How can I protect myself?

Bikers must learn how to drive defensively and protect themselves as much as possible against the negligent and dangerous actions of other drivers. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk that you could be involved in an accident, there are things you can do to protect yourself as a biker, including:

  • Wearing protective gear
  • Taking defensive driving classes
  • Staying aware of surroundings at all times

Despite your best efforts, you may still find yourself the victim of a motorcycle crash. This can be scary, painful and overwhelming, but it is not something you must face alone.

Your rights as a motorcycle accident victim

As the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be unsure of your rights and legal options. Immediately following an accident, you would be wise to reach out for qualified help and determine if you have grounds to move forward with a civil claim. With the right legal support, you can fight for compensation and get what you need to recover from your injuries and financial losses.

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