Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to victims who are comparatively more vulnerable on the roadways then drivers and passengers of motor vehicles. Victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer severe head and brain injuries that may disrupt their everyday way of life, which is why they should be familiar with the legal resources available to help them.
Victims of a traumatic brain injury may suffer physical harm and mood, emotional and personality disruptions that leave them unable to accomplish everyday tasks that were common prior to their accident and the injury they have suffered. Victims may suffer cognitive deficits and find that the impact of a brain injury affects their relationships with friends and family members. In addition, victims of motorcycle accidents can face other debilitating, and even disfiguring, injuries and scarring in a motorcycle accident.
In many circumstances, a motorcycle accident victim will be injured or harmed by a negligent driver who carelessly failed to observe the motorcycle rider or yield the right of way to the motorcyclist. As a result, the negligent driver may be liable to the motorcycle accident victim for the physical, financial and emotional damages the victim suffered. Victims of motorcycle accidents may require ongoing medical care and treatment of their injuries and may be unable to work because of the harm they have suffered in a motorcycle accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can help victims seek compensation to help them with the medical bills and time away from work as they focus on the sometimes difficult healing and recovery process. It is important for motorcycle accident victims to be familiar with these protections when harmed by a negligent driver.