Serious Motorcycle Injuries in Orange County
Call Upon the Lawyers of Gill Law Group, PC
When you’re in a bad motorcycle accident that leaves you with serious injuries, you need to know that your legal counsel will take the situation just as seriously. At Gill Law Group, PC in Orange County, our serious motorcycle injury attorneys have built a reputation across years of legal experience for being supportive with our clients and tenacious with the opposition. When we are fighting for your right to fair compensation, we will not back down until every cent you deserve is secured.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to suffer a fatal injury in a crash than a passenger in a car that suffers the same type of collision. Motorcyclists are also four times as likely to be seriously injured in a crash. Why are motorcycle accidents so likely to cause such serious injuries and fatalities?
The answer is quite simple: motorcyclists are afforded very few protections against injuries in a crash. People in passenger vehicles have airbags and an entire metal chassis around them to absorb the impact of a collision. Motorcyclists do not. When they are hit by a larger vehicle, they are thrown off their rides at full speed. Only a helmet, protective clothing, and rare luck can help prevent injuries.
Treatments for Serious Motorcycle Injuries
Extensive medical treatments are often required to treat serious motorcycle injuries. Not only is emergency medical care required, but so is hospitalization, follow-ups, and aftercare.
Treatments and medical care associated with serious motorcycle accidents:
- Surgery like spine, back, neck, or brain surgery.
- Use of special medical equipment like wheelchairs and crutches.
- Years of rehabilitative therapy like weekly physical therapy sessions.
Surgeries associated with treating serious motorcycle injuries can easily maximize a rider’s healthcare insurance policy before treatments even begin. For example, a back surgery to fix a herniated disc can cost $15,000 to $50,000, depending on the injury’s extent or severity. Factor in other medical treatments and the cost can reach six figures or greater.
Long-Term Effects of Serious Motorcycle Accidents
Commonly suffered yet serious injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Road rash
- Multiple broken bones
A serious motorcycle injury such as those mentioned here will cause severe and immediate consequences as well as long-term effects that can’t be ignored when considering the value of the claim. Riders who have suffered a brain injury often need lifelong in-home care or special rehabilitation courses to relearn lost skills and physical abilities. Riders with spinal cord damage can be paralyzed and need to live with limited mobility.
Another lasting consequence of a serious motorcycle injury is the psychological harm it can inflict. Losing mobility and independence or adjusting to a new appearance with a permanent disfigurement, can be emotionally devastating. It is not uncommon for seriously injured motorcyclists to experience mental health difficulties like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our Legal Support Never Stops
When our Orange County serious motorcycle injury attorneys are on a client’s case, we don’t slow down for anything. We know that you will be depending on us to do the most for you and your family. Using our extensive legal experience and the insight that comes with it, we are ready to advocate for you and seek maximized compensation in your name.