Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Arguably, motorcyclists take on greater assumed risks than car and truck drivers once they take to the road. Bikers are more vulnerable to injury in many situations, and the injuries they suffer may be more catastrophic in certain situations, but bikers have the same road rights as any other vehicle on the road. In fact, they have some special road rights, including lane splitting and lane sharing.

Some motor vehicle drivers have a disdain for motorcyclists and offer them little respect on the road. The negligent and reckless driving habits of car and truck drivers are major contributing factors to motorcycle accidents that can be prevented easily. Additionally, dangerous and hazardous road conditions on public and private roadways may cause serious and fatal injuries when private and public entities do not properly consider the safety of all road users when constructing and maintaining roads.

At Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, we hold negligent and reckless parties accountable for the serious injuries they cause to motorcyclists. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact our law firm today at 800-652-6137 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Immediate accident investigation by an experienced attorney offers you greatly enhanced possibilities of success in pursuing injury compensation. Our motorcycle injury attorneys respond quickly when called about accidents throughout California from offices in Oakland, San Francisco and the Los Angeles area.

Common Serious Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents

We work closely with medical experts, economists, vocational experts, accident reconstructionists and motorcycle experts in all necessary cases. We work to fully understand all the implications of medical procedures and costs; past and future economic damages; work-related complications, including lost earning potential; and actions of all parties involved leading up to the accident.

Our lawyers are detail-oriented investigators and pragmatic litigators who have represented drivers and passengers who have suffered injuries, including:

  • Amputation
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Serious lacerations (cuts and other open wounds)
  • Burns
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Joint dislocations
  • Ligament tears
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Wrongful death

We gather evidence and document injuries in the precise manner that they relate to:

  • Accident cause
  • Ability to return to former job
  • Long-term injury needs
  • Relationships with loved ones

Some injuries and the effects of other injuries may not be immediately apparent. Thorough medical examination following any serious motorcycle crash is vital to your health and establishing the value of your case.

Case Spotlight

40-Year-Old Man Suffered Severe Leg Fracture In Motorcycle Accident

The plaintiff's motorcycle collided with a car that pulled out of a driveway in front of him. We contended that the car driver should have been more cautious before pulling out into the street. The defense contended that the plaintiff was speeding. They relied on many people's prejudice against motorcyclists to defend the case.

The plaintiff was a general contractor with his own small business, so his ability to practice his trade was diminished for a significant time. It was a crushing injury to the leg, and the plaintiff required several operations and significant pain medication. The settlement is one of the largest settlements for a leg fracture case in California partially because the plaintiff became addicted to Vicodin as a result of the constant and unbearable pain. Our law firm retained several experts who testified to the harmful physical and psychological effects of Vicodin addiction.

Result: $1.375 million settlement

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