Rhode Island and Massachusetts Personal Injury Law: Motorcycle Lawyers
May 15th, 2019
Now that the weather has warmed up in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, motorcyclists are out and we are here to help when a careless driver causes you to go down.
Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer personal injuries when they are involved in a motorcycle accident. My team and I have handled numerous local bike accident personal injury cases, including tragic fatalities.
Head And Brain Injuries From Bike Accidents
Because of the extreme force involved in car and motorcycle accidents, drivers and passengers often suffer from various types of brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries include, for example, closed head injuries and open head injuries.
A closed head injury is when the brain suffers trauma as a result of a sudden violent movement or blow to the head, where an open head injury is when an object fractures the skull and impacts or penetrates the brain – such as flying debris or broken pieces of a vehicle impaling the skull.
After a motorcycle accident, the most common type of head injury we will come across is a concussion, which is why helmets are so important for motorcyclists. In fact, the NHTSA states that bike helmets saved the lives of 1,870 motorcyclists who have been in an accident.
Knee And Shoulder Injuries From Bike Accidents
After a motorcycle accident, the knees and shoulder may be affected. We know how to make your case. In one case, for example, our client struck by a careless driver required two emergency surgeries to first fix his left distal femoral fracture, and then to later complete a knee replacement.
When a motorcyclist endures a knee injury after a motorcycle accident, it might not be as severe as our former client. Some other knee injuries that a biker might experience are:
- Cuts, scrapes, or lacerations
- Sprains/strains of the knee
- Contusions or burns, especially road burn
As mentioned, without an enclosed vehicle to protect a biker – protection is definitely necessary. Leather jackets, gloves, and boots are not only the stylish uniform for a motorcyclist, but their means of protection from accidents and worse personal injuries.
It’s Good To Know Mike Bottaro! – 24/7 Personal Injury Help
At the Bottaro Law Firm, my team and I handle Rhode Island and Massachusetts motorcycle personal injury claims every day. Honesty. Integrity. Results. Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form.