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The Potentially Life-Altering Effects of a Motorcycle Accident

Posted on in Car Accident

Larimer County motorcyle accident lawyerEven when a motorcycle rider is intensely cautious, they cannot always prevent accidents caused by negligent drivers of larger motor vehicles. A motorcyclist may not be seen by a driver who is operating inattentively, at an excessive speed, or otherwise engaged in a negligent driving practice. Catastrophic injuries may be inflicted on a motorcyclist, who lacks the protection of an enclosed vehicle. 

Rather than enjoying modern protections such as seatbelts, airbags, and the security of a metal structure surrounding them, motorcyclists typically bear the full force of a crash impact. While helmets and other gear offer some degree of protection, such measures are frequently insufficient to prevent grievous bodily harm. A motorcycle accident may inflict substantially life-altering injuries, both to the physical body and to the mind. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, an attorney may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. 

Common Harms Associated With Motorcycle Accidents

Harms commonly associated with collisions between a motorcycle and a car include: 

  • Back and spinal cord injuries - Spinal cord injuries are a particularly severe form of injury commonly suffered when a motorcyclist is thrown a great distance. In their most grievous form, spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis of the legs or entire body. In less serious injuries, chronic pain is still frequently observed in victims of motorcycle accidents. 

  • Occupational losses - Those in career paths that involve manual labor of any sort, including work requiring frequent standing or walking, may discover that their chosen career is no longer possible due to the extent and permanency of any injuries. Those with intellectually challenging careers who have suffered brain injuries may likewise be rendered unable to adequately fulfill the duties of their current position. 

  • Psychological harms - Motorcycle enthusiasts may lose pleasure in their hobby due to intrusive memories of the accident. Those who use a motorcycle as their primary mode of transportation often find that they need to find another mode of transportation. This may result in further harm to those whose social life largely revolves around participation in a motorcycle club. 

The impacts of a motorcycle accident cannot be understated. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible following the accident. 

Contact a Larimer County Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. is experienced in recovering compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our skilled Fort Collins motorcycle accident lawyers will strive to procure the highest possible award or settlement on your behalf. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation. 



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