According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, there were a total of 10,569 motorcycle accident injuries and 458 fatalities between 1999 and 2008.
Of these total accident injuries and deaths, many of the individuals involved were motorcycle passengers. Furthermore, riders who elect not to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle drastically increase their chance of becoming injured or killed during a motorcycle accident.
In fact, The National Trauma Data Bank has indicated that of the 5,238 total motorcycle injury patients treated between 1994 and 2002, riders who did not wear a helmet incurred over $40,000 per injury in medical costs, while riders who chose to wear a helmet incurred over $36,000 in medical expenses per injury.
The motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have great sympathy for injured victims of motorcycle collisions and believe that if an accident injury was caused by the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be eligible for compensation for their losses and damages, including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, medical expenses and funeral expenses.
Find out more by completing our Free Case Evaluation form on this page – It’s that simple.
What Are The Causes Of Motorbike Accidents
Often times, a motorcyclist is involved in an accident which is caused by another driver failing to pay attention, while other times the motorcyclist may be neglecting to abide by the traffic laws. Some of the common causes of motorbike accidents can be avoidable and include:
- Adverse road conditions
- Bad weather conditions
- Defective machinery
- Distracted riders
- Driving Under the Influence
- Failing to stop at intersections
- Lane splitting
- Rear-end collisions
- Reckless riding
- Rider errors
- Riding without a license
- Texting while driving
Following any type of accident with a motorcycle, they may suffer from injuries. This is largely due to the fact that these riders have little to no protection against the outside environment and other automobiles.
The Different Types Of Motorbike Pillion Injuries
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the outcome often results in injuries due to the lack of protection offered to riders. These injuries will typically be either acute or chronic depending on a number of factors, including equipment, speed and collision types. Of course, as some injuries will heal, others can last for a lifetime and cause an immense amount of pain and emotional damage.
Some common types of motorbike pillion injuries include:
- Bone fractures
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Lower limb injuries
- Nerve damage
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychological injuries
- Riders arm
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you have been involved in any type of accident, our law firm recommends seeking the attention of a medical professional immediately. This will allow for documentation of your injuries, assure all injuries are properly cared for, and provide our attorneys with documents needed to formulate a case against these negligent drivers.
What To Do After A Motorbike Accident
Our attorneys understand how hectic it may be at the scene of an accident, with all the lights flashing, bystanders, and people asking questions. Therefore, it is imperative to focus as well as collect critical information that can assist you following the accident.
Some steps to follow after a motorbike accident include:
- Never leave the scene of an accident
- Call 9-1-1
- Check for any injuries
- Collect other motorist information
- Collect witness information
- Take photos and videos of the accident scene
- Avoid talking to anyone about the accident
- Notify your insurance agency
- Contact an attorney
These steps will assist you if you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident, or any type of motor vehicle accident. Of course, our attorneys are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding steps to take following an accident.
Contact Our Team For Injury Help
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have successfully won dozens of verdicts and settlements over the years and will put this knowledge and experience to use for the specific case. Our team of attorneys has their own team of investigators, and will not rely strictly on what the accident report reads.
With locations in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, Connecticut, our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some of the areas our attorneys serve include:
- New Britain
For more information about our law firm, or to learn how we can help you with your case, we encourage you to contact us at 800-PERKINS today. At this time a member of our intake team will collect information about your case and quickly connect you with an attorney ready to handle your specific case.
Begin now by completing the Free Case Evaluation form on this page – It’s that simple.