Due to the high gas prices, there are more motorcycles on the road than ever before. While this is a very ethical way to save money on gas, these drivers are much more vulnerable to injury from other careless drivers on the road. Even when the motorcycle driver is wearing all of the appropriate protective gear, they are still at a higher risk of sustaining serious injury or death in an accident with another vehicle.
Thankfully in Canada, there are motorcycle helmet laws that require drivers to wear a helmet, which can cut down on the severity of head injuries. In the US, there are still states which don’t have mandatory helmet laws. The most common injuries (often resulting in death) from motorcycle accidents are:
- Traumatic brain injury or other head injuries
- Broken bones and road rash
- Dislocation of the back and neck
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to receive legal counsel as soon as possible. Even if the accident is minor and no serious injuries are sustained, it is still wise to consult with an experienced accident attorney who can help you understand symptoms that could arise later. Our experienced attorneys know the laws surrounding these types of accident and can help you receive any monetary compensation that you may be eligible for.