Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Denver CO
No matter how careful of a motorcyclist you are, you still might end up in an accident because of circumstances beyond your control. One danger motorcyclists face is a lack of attention from other drivers on the road. A driver who isn’t carefully watching the road or aware of his or her surroundings might turn in front of you without realizing you’re even there, resulting in you colliding with the car. They might change lanes suddenly with no warning or follow you too closely, not leaving you enough time to react to the unexpected. Road conditions are another factor in some bike accidents. If a stretch of road or highway hasn’t been maintained properly, you could find yourself hitting bumps, pot holes, or loose gravel or encountering other hazards that could cause a crash.
What are common motorcycle accident injuries?
Accidents involving motorcyclists can be devastating. Injuries are often critical, or may even result in death.
For many years, the Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C. has helped victims of motorcycle accidents and their families piece their lives back together. Recovery from these injuries can lengthy but the damage may be permanent or life-altering.
Here are some of the most common injuries we see victims suffer:
Traumatic brain injury: this results from a violent blow or jolt to the head, and can occur even if the rider is wearing a helmet. Mild cases may impact you for days or weeks while severe cases may result in long term complications.
Organ and tissue damage: riders are often thrown off their bike which can put tremendous pressure on internal organs on impact, causing such things as a ruptured spleen or collapsed lung.
Burns: it’s common to come in contact with various bike parts in an accident which may be running hot.
Spinal cord injuries: these may include a herniated disc, bulging disc, nerve damage or cord swelling. These types of injuries may or may not be observed immediately.
Broken bones: fractures of any kind are possible in a motorcycle crash, but common ones include the arms, legs, shoulders and pelvis.
Sprains: it’s common to suffer sprains to tendons, ligaments or torn muscles.
Road rash and abrasions: it’s common for scrapes, bruises and cuts to happen as a motorcyclist braces themselves for impact on all kinds of road conditions.
How will my injuries impact my life?
The long term impact of your injuries depends on their severity. If you have suffered broken bones and bruises, you can expect to be in a cast for weeks or months. It may take many months for you to go back to living life as you knew it before.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury you may be facing several months of physical therapy or work with a chiropractor.
Victims who suffer serious internal damage may require surgery which could be followed by a long hospital stay. Those who may suffer a severe traumatic brain injury may never return to work or life as they knew it.
The Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C.has assisted victims who have suffered wide ranging injuries. We understand what this accident has done to your life and your relationships with loved ones. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call us today. During your free consultation, we’ll assess if you are eligible for compensation as a result of your crash. Let the Law Office of Richard J. Banta, P.C.help get your life back on track and protect you and your family.