San Antonio Common Types of Motorcycle Injury Lawsuit Cases
Motorcycle accidents happen in San Antonio all too frequently, and the result is often tragedy for the riders unfortunate enough to be caught in them. Our moderate weather means more motorcycle enthusiasts have more great days for riding, and therefore sharing the road with other vehicles more often than in other parts of the country. This puts motorcyclists and their passengers at a greater risk for collisions, the injuries of which are much more likely and severe.
When a San Antonio motorcycle accident occurs and the responsible insurance company isn’t willing to follow through on their commitment to properly compensate the injured party, it may be time to contact a qualified San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer for help. The law offices Carabin & Shaw has over twenty years of experience handling San Antonio’s common types of motorcycle injury lawsuit cases, and we know the strategies that work best for each of them.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports about 80% of motorcycle injuries are very serious. Further, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that close to 1.5 million motorcycle operators and passengers were treated for non-fatal injuries from accidents. In San Antonio, the common types of motorcycle injuries in lawsuit cases are as follows.
- Head Injury:
By far, the most common injury for motorcycle accidents are to the head. From concussions to brain damage, head injuries can post unique and significant problems. Wearing a helmet is more important than most realize.
- Road Rash:
In any kind of motorcycle accident that occurs at speed, the motorcycle operator will likely slide along the pavement, leading to serious skin and tissue damage. Even with protective clothing, the risk remains high.
- Muscle Damage:
Motorcyclists might suffer temporary or permanent damage to their muscles as the result of an accident depending, on how they land after the crash.
- Leg Injury:
Injuries to one or both of a rider’s legs can be very serious. From fractures to the loss of a limb, this type of injury can have a lasting effect on a person’s life, their ability to work, and their ability to enjoy riding a motorcycle ever again.
- Paralysis and Permanent Disability:
The most tragic results of motorcycle accidents short of death are riders left permanent mental or physical disability. This can be in the form of paralysis that results from spine damage, lifelong cognitive impairment due to brain damage, or even serious cosmetic disfigurement, which is also considered a disability that affects the quality of the rest of your life.
These are just a few of San Antonio’s most common types of motorcycle injury lawsuit cases, which are important for to know for those and loved ones of those who have suffered in an accident at the fault of another driver. Equally important is knowing when to contact an attorney and file a suit. Should you try to work things out with the insurance company yourself, trusting them to adequately take care your needs? Or should you question the compensation being offered and get professional guidance to ensure sure your wellbeing and financial future is protected?
The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio know that victims need representation to be compensated fairly after a motorcycle accident and regain their chance at a normal life. Because most insurance companies are looking out for their own interests over those of the injured, you need a trusted attorney who is committed to winning your case and giving you a voice in the legal system.
When you call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, you can be sure you’ll get the attention and the respect you deserve. Your first visit with us is completely free of charge, and we never collect any fees from our clients until we win the case.
No one injured in a San Antonio motorcycle accident should go fight insurance alone. Our attorneys are prepared to handle your case throughout the process, so you can focus on recovering and getting back to your normal life. Call us today in San Antonio at 210.222.2288.