Motorcycle accidents can occur in a variety of ways. In many cases, a single motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. As reported recently by the Salt Lake Tribune, a motorcyclist in Utah died of his injuries while riding with a group of bikers. One of the lead motorcyclists was bumped from behind and crashed, but was not fatally harmed. The downed motorcycle was then struck by a second motorcyclist, who suffered head trauma from the crash and died of his injuries a week later.
Due to the physical exposure of motorcyclists, accident injuries can be, and often are, much more severe for a motorcyclist than those for drivers of larger automobiles. As a minimum, amotorcycle accident victim may experience painful injuries, such as soft tissue damage or road rash. However, a more serious motorcycle injury can result in:
- Traumatic brain injury or concussion
- Spinal cord injury
- Damage to or loss of limbs
- Broken bones
It is too often the case that when another vehicle strikes a motorcycle, the vehicle’s insurance adjustor will try to depict the motorcycle driver as stereotypically reckless or negligent. Their aim is to place some blame on the injured motorcyclist and minimize the liability of their driver. Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of injured motorcyclists by rejecting valid claims or paying less than what is deserved in a hurried settlement.
If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured by another driver, you need the assistance of a Utah motorcycle accident lawyer to best protect your rights. The skilled personal injury lawyers at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen fight for the rights of motorcyclists and will work hard to help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your motorcycle accident injuries.