Serious Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Few riders involved in a motorcycle accident will escape serious injury.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have built a reputation as advocates for the riding community since we opened our first office in Fort Myers in 1971. Today or motorcycle accident attorneys represent riders and families at office locations throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Naples.
Providing experienced advocacy for riders who have been seriously injured requires not only a thorough understanding of the law, but an in-depth knowledge of the potential long-term consequences of serious injuries. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, we have spent decades working with medical professionals, investigators and other legal and medical experts working at the forefront of personal injury and wrongful death litigation.Road Rash to Brain Injuries: Help for Accident Victims
More than 96 percent of riders involved in collisions will suffer injury, according to the Hurt Report. About half will be seriously hurt. Published by the University of Southern California in 1981, it is considered the most comprehensive report on U.S. motorcycle collisions published in the 20th Century.
Among the most common injuries:
Road Rash: Skin abrasion caused by contact with the road surface, the term may refer to recent injuries or scars left behind by pervious trauma. Infection is the most common cause of complications. Scarring is the most common long-term consequence of injury.
Burns: Second- and third-degree burns commonly result from motorcycle accidents. Again, infection and long-term scarring are most commonly responsible for complications and long-term consequences.
Amputation and Crush Injuries: Crush injuries typically occur to limbs and can result in life-threatening medical complications. Amputations often result. Amputees face long-term disability and lengthy recovery. Treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care expenses can be astronomical. The National Institutes of Health reports an amputee’s initial treatment and rehabilitation costs average more than $91,000. Projected lifetime costs are at least $500,000.
Traumatic Brain Injury: From mild concussions, to severe penetrating head and facial injuries, traumatic brain injuries are among the most common and the most serious injuries faced by riders. Founding attorney Bruce L. Scheiner has spent more than four decades working with head-injury survivors and the entire Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner organization is dedicated to supporting the advancement of cutting edge treatment and research in the field.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Paralysis is another unfortunate consequence of motorcycle collisions. Trauma to the spine can result in paraplegia (loss of feeling and/or movement in upper extremities) or quadriplegia (loss of feeling and/or movement in all four limbs). Lengthy rehabilitation and long-term disability commonly result.
Through more than four decades of fighting for the rights or riders and their families, the motorcycle accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, have earned the reputation and experience necessary to handle even the most complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Those dealing with serious injuries in the wake of a motorcycle collision should contact any of our Southwest Florida office locations for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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