Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be dangerous and put your life and health at risk. Any vehicle accident can result in injuries, but motorcycle accidents can be particularly devastating. Even when motorcycle riders are cautious and equipped with the best safety gear, their lives can be forever changed by one wrong turn.

When a motorcycle crash happens, your world comes to a total standstill. It can be hard to know what to do next. We understand, and our attorneys are here to help. In many cases, you’ll be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. Scott W. Sheen & Associates will aggressively go after top results. Our attorneys stop at nothing to ensure the fair handling of your case.

Motorcycle Accident Scene With Tipped Over Bike

Our attorneys are familiar with the laws governing motorcycles, which differ significantly from those pertaining to car accidents.

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Motorcyclists are fully exposed to the elements around them. As a result, motorcycle accident injuries can range tremendously in severity and nature, but even minor accidents can leave victims with serious injuries or scars.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, contrary to popular belief, are not always the fault of the biker. A large percentage of collisions are caused by car or truck drivers. It is the biker, however, who usually suffers the brunt of the damage from the crash. Negligent acts that may cause an accident include:

  • Swerving in front of a cyclist
  • Cutting off motorcyclists at intersections
  • Failing to follow posted speed limits
  • Failing to yield when appropriate
  • Failing leave sufficient room between the vehicles
  • Failure to see a motorcyclist changing or entering lanes
  • Neglecting to pay appropriate attention to other drivers
  • Driving under the influence

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists have little protection aside from their helmets. Injuries sustained in an accident can be severe or life-threatening.

  • Bone fractures
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Brain damage
  • Severe head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

Choosing the right attorney can make all the difference during your personal injury claim. The experienced attorneys at Scott W. Sheen & Associates ensure you receive the compensation you deserve in a stress-free manner.

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