If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our team of New Hampshire personal injury attorneys who specialize in motorcycle accidents are here to help. Buckley Law Offices has over thirty years of experience fighting to help innocent people who have been injured in motorcycle crashes across New Hampshire get the financial compensation they are owed. You should not be responsible for the reckless or negligent actions of another driver or motorcyclist, and we are passionate about that. We will fight to ensure you get the compensation you require.
Motorcycles are as iconically American as cowboys, apple pie, and pickup trucks. The image of a motorcyclist cruising down a scenic New Hampshire road is one of tranquility and freedom. For this reason, motorcycles attract riders of all ages and generations and backgrounds looking for tranquility, freedom, and travels.
Unfortunately, when other vehicle operators, municipalities, or motorcycle manufacturers act negligently, motorcyclists are put at serious risk of injury and death. Due to the vulnerability of motorcyclists, crashes can have a devastating impact. Crippling injuries such as broken bones, fractured bones, trauma, concussion, brain injuries, road rash, internal injuries, lower-extremity injuries, spinal cord injuries, and death are common in motorcycle crashes. With over 4,000 motorcycle accident deaths in the United States in 2018, the impact of these accidents cannot be overstated. This is especially true if you are the primary money earner for your household and you are unable to return to work due to the injuries you suffered during your accident.
Injuries suffered during a motorcycle crash can be catastrophic. Every part of the body is vulnerable during a motorcycle accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released results of a study that indicated most deadly and severe injuries in motorcycle crashes happen when the front of the motorcycle collides with the car or object causing the crash. Here is a list of some of the most common injuries motorcycle riders face after a crash:
During accidents, motorcycles can fall over and collapse because they are not stable upright on their own. Crashes happen unexpectedly, and sometimes the rider’s legs get caught underneath the motorcycle when it collapses. If a rider tries and fails to catch themselves safely, they can suffer arm and wrist breaks as well. And in the worst-case scenario, the bike rolls over the rider causing more severe fractures.
When a rider is hit with something hard that does not break the skin it can cause blunt-force trauma, and when it does pierce the skin it can cause something called penetration trauma. Both blunt-force trauma and penetrating trauma signify internal injuries. These can be difficult to recover from.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded in a study of lower-extremity injuries that they were the most frequently seen type of injury in motorcycle crashes. Of all the lower-extremity injuries, leg injuries were the most common. The most common type of leg injury was a fracture.
When a motorcyclist falls to the road and their skin makes contact with the road surface, something called “road rash” occurs. Road rash is a type of skin abrasion that can range from mild to severe, and the most severe of these injuries will require immediate medical attention because they are very susceptible to permanent scarring and/or infection.
It is unfortunately common for motorcycle crash victims to suffer from spinal cord injuries. When the spinal cord is injured it can mean paralysis for the crash survivor. Doctors call this paraplegia or quadriplegia depending on the type of paralysis. No matter the extent of the paralysis, this type of injury usually causes permanent disability for the victim.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study that concluded (out of over 104,000 motorcyclists) 15% of helmeted motorcyclists and 21% of unhelmeted riders suffered from a traumatic brain injury after motorcycle crashes around the US in 2018. Traumatic brain injuries also unfortunately accounted for over fifty percent of the riders in the study group who did not survive their motorcycle crash.
At Buckley Law Offices in Nashua, NH, we believe in holding responsible individuals accountable for their negligent actions. If you suffered an injury or loss due to a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help you pursue a personal injury suit against the responsible party. We will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation you are entitled to. We have been recovering financial means for our clients for over thirty years.
Have you been injured or has a loved one been killed in a motorcycle accident in the state of New Hampshire or Massachusetts? You may be entitled to compensation for financial expenses and damages such as:
Our personal injury team specializing in motorcycle accidents is ready to hear from you about your motorcycle accident lawsuit. We are professional, experienced, easy to talk to, and eager to help. If you are interested in speaking with us we offer free no-risk, no-obligation consultations and case evaluations to people like you every day. Time is of the essence in any personal injury lawsuit so don’t wait to contact a New Hampshire or Massachusetts personal injury attorney at Buckley Law Offices about your motorcycle accident. Call us today for your free consultation.