An accident is a traumatic event for not only all those involved but also their loved ones. This is true even when the two vehicles involved are of approximately the same size but, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the chances of serious injuries, including those causing permanent disability, also increase. A motorcyclist has little to no protection in a motorcycle accident, as most of their body is exposed and many of them do not even wear helmets or other protective gear. Even a low impact crash can cause serious injuries and broken bones for the motorcyclist.
An accident in Ohio between a motorcycle and a car not only ended up throwing the motorcyclist off his motorcycle but also ended up closing the intersection where the accident took place. The victim was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention.
An injured victim should be aware that they may be able to file a personal injury claim even if the authorities do not press criminal charges. Extensive injuries require extensive medical care and victims may not have the finances to cover it. Though it is not possible to quantify their injuries, compensation recovered through a personal injury claim may ease the financial burden associated with an accident.
Often, motorists neglect to look around carefully when they are driving and ignore motorcyclists on the road. This may lead to completely avoidable accidents. Holding a negligent driver accountable for their behavior is one way victims and their family members can get closure.
Source: newsnet5.com, "Car vs. motorcycle accident closes road in Fairview Park at W. 196th Street at Wooster Road," Veronica McGraw, April 12, 2014