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Seeking compensation for motorcycle accident injuries

One moment, everything is fine: you're cruising around on your motorcycle with the wind in your face, the sun on the horizon. The next thing you know, you awake to beeping hospital machines and the panic of not knowing where you are or what happened. That's how quick motorcycle accident injuries can happen and that's how quick it can change your life forever. It is worth it to find out if your motorcycle accident injuries are potentially compensable.

Motorcyclist dies after collision with semi-truck

When motorists are traveling in the same direction of traffic, they rarely expect that a vehicle would suddenly change direction. However, anything can happen out on Cincinnati roads, as a recent fatal motorcycle accident near Columbia Parkway teaches us. The investigation has concluded and it was determined that an illegal U-turn was made that resulted in the motorcyclist's fatality.

Visual recognition as a cause of motorcycle accidents

The modern vehicles that Cincinnati residents drive are equipped with many safety features. In addition to mirrors that give them the ability to see around their vehicles, drivers also benefit from blind spot warnings, back up cameras and other electronic tools that were not available to vehicles of generations past. However, the most important tool that a driver can use when commuting down the road is not something that is an add-on feature to their vehicle: it is their attention.

The right help for victims of motorcycle accidents

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.

Important protections for victims of motorcycle accidents

In an Ohio community a few hours north of the Cincinnati area, a recent fatal motorcycle accident claimed the life of a 27-year-old motorcycle rider. The motorcycle accident occurred when the motorcycle rider was traveling east and a driver of a pickup pulled out of a private drive in front of the motorcycle to head west. When the pickup truck collided with the motorcycle, the motorcycle accident victim was ejected from the motorcycle and struck the guardrail. The motorcycle accident victim was killed as a result of the accident.

The serious nature of traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries contribute to deaths and cause permanent disability in the United States each year. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are a contributing factor in a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. During 2010, approximately 2.5 million victims suffered a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can range in severity, but are always likely to be physically, financially and emotionally costly to victims and their families.

Ohio motorcycle accidents seriously injures victim

Unfortunately, motorcycle riders can be victims of careless or inattentive drivers and the consequences can be devastating. In a nearby Ohio community north of the Cincinnati area, a motorcycle accident recently resulted in serious injuries to the motorcycle rider. The motorcycle accident occurred as the driver of a passenger vehicle was turning onto the road the motorcycle was travelling on. The driver of the passenger vehicle was stopped at a stop sign but failed to yield as she proceeded from the stop sign onto the road the motorcycle was travelling on.

Ohio's motorcycle helmet law

A previous blog post discussed how motorcyclists in Ohio and throughout the country face an increased risk of becoming involved in an accident and sustaining serious injuries. Because motorcyclists do not have the same protection as people riding in cars, they are more likely to suffer catastrophic, even fatal, injuries from accidents that are often caused by distracted or otherwise negligent drivers.

Motorcyclists face increased risk of injury

Motorcyclists in Ohio and throughout the country face increased risks of being involved in an accident and suffering injuries. Motorcycle accident victims are more likely to sustain injuries to their legs and feet, followed by their head and neck, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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