For some travelers, motorcycles are merely a way to get from one destination to another, quickly and affordably. For many others, however, riding a motorcycle and enjoying camaraderie with others who appreciate the same sense of freedom is a lifestyle. Along with that comes adventure and stress relief, time to savor the outdoors, and a total body workout on each ride. The list of benefits included in riding a motorcycle is long, but unfortunate safety concerns can detract from that heavily.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the road for numerous reasons, and especially in heavy traffic. Lack of visibility is a constant threat, and mainly because motorists aren’t as used to looking for smaller vehicles (or pedestrians or cyclists). Blind spots can cause visibility issues despite motorcyclists’ efforts to be ‘seen,’ and intersections are a common area for accidents to occur between cars and motorcycles—most especially when making left turns. So many other problems can arise on the road too, from sheer lack of respect, to collisions with distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and those who are either speeding or ignoring other traffic rules.
Injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash can be catastrophic, leading to serious long-term repercussions, and even fatalities. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of others, seek medical care immediately, along with contacting a skilled motorcycle accident attorney from a firm like Heintz & Becker. Complications such as road rash and leg injuries are common after motorcycle accidents, along with burns, broken bones, and TBIs.
Neck injuries can be extremely serious after a crash, leading to health consequences in other areas of the body too, from the rest of the spine to strain in muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues. In some cases, strain, sprain, or fractures may not be apparent immediately but will present themselves later with a variety of symptoms to include shooting pains, pressure, numbness in other areas, and loss of coordination or balance. Physical therapy may be required, as well as treatment with over-the-counter medications or more serious pain relievers, muscle relaxers, or steroid injections.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!
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