Category: Motorcycle Accidents

The Importance of Wearing a Helmet While Riding a Motorcycle

Summary: Helmets can protect a motorcycle accident victim from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) Facial injuries, such as broken jaws, facial lacerations, and nerve damage, can be prevented by wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle Visors on helmets can prevent sun glare that can affect a rider’s vision Helmets can protect a motorcyclist from impact from road debris While riding a motorcycle can provide

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Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?

Summary: Motorcycles do not have a structure that can keep someone safe from blunt-force trauma Those who suffer motorcycle accidents can experience blunt-force trauma from another vehicle, a heavy object, and the ground Motorcyclists do not have enough gear to prevent any physical trauma Motorcycle accidents can result in life-altering injuries like spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and back and neck injuries One of the

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Road Rash Caused by a Motorcycle Accident

During a motorcycle accident, motorcyclists can fly from their vehicle and scrape their exposed skin across pavement or concrete. This can cause an abrasion wound called road rash through friction and heat buildup. Road rash can lead to symptoms like intense pain, bleeding, fluid draining, and body aches. Motorcycle accident victims can file claims to hold liable parties accountable for causing the accident through negligent

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How Can a Motorcycle Passenger Recover Damages After an Accident - The Russo Firm

How Can a Motorcycle Passenger Recover Damages After an Accident?

Motorcycle passengers can ride on the back of a motorcycle and enjoy a ride without the stress of controlling the motorcycle. However, they can experience the adverse effects of a motorcycle accident just like the motorcyclist, as they can suffer blunt-force trauma that causes severe injuries. Motorcycle passengers can experience economic and non-economic damages from a motorcycle accident, such as medical bills, lost wages, and

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Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Lane-Splitting

Riding a motorcycle is dangerous enough without a motorcyclist committing negligent behavior that can expose them and others on the road to harm. A dangerous motorcycle riding behavior that can cause a motorcycle accident is lane-splitting, when a motorcyclist rides between two slow-moving lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Motorcyclists take advantage of their small vehicle’s maneuverability to avoid sitting in traffic by

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What Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries Can a Helmet Protect a Victim From?

Motorcycle accidents can expose motorcyclists to significant injury risk, as they can receive blunt force trauma from larger vehicles. For the most part, their body is left exposed to the impact of another vehicle, leading to them suffering injuries like spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and knee injuries. However, a motorcyclist can protect themselves from the impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) by wearing

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics to Keep You Safe - The Russo Firm

Motorcycle Accident Statistics to Keep You Safe

Motorcycle accidents are among the most deadly types of personal injury accidents, with motorcyclists exposed to catastrophic harm when struck by larger vehicles. Motorcyclists have little gear to protect them from intense trauma caused by a motorcycle accident, as only a helmet, heavy-duty clothing, and eye gear can protect them from impact. There are tens of thousands of motorcycle accidents yearly caused by speeding and

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Are Motorcycles More Dangerous Than Cars - The Russo Firm

Are Motorcycles More Dangerous Than Cars?

Two of the most common motor vehicle accidents in the United States are car and motorcycle accidents, which can cause intense trauma and severe injuries. Many have wondered whether one type of accident is more likely or dangerous. While car and motorcycle accidents happen with alarming regularity, motorcycle accidents have a much higher injury and fatality rate than car accidents. Those involved in car accidents

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Safety Tips for Preventing a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists must be cautious when they take their motorcycles out for rides because one mistake could lead to severe injuries with long-term consequences. Motorcycles do not provide the same level of protection as other vehicles like cars, trucks, and buses. To prevent a high-speed collision, motorcyclists must follow safety tips like getting safety training, wearing proper protective gear, remaining alert while riding, and following road

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How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

Motorcycle accidents can result from negligent or reckless behavior while driving a motorcycle. Much like in car accidents, motorcycle riders can commit negligent driving behavior, like distracted, drunk, and drowsy driving, and cause a motorcycle accident as a result. Motorcycle accident victims can suffer severe injuries that result in expensive damages, such as medical bills, property damages, and loss of enjoyment of life. With the

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