Thousands of motorcyclists are killed and tens of thousands more are injured each year in this country due to motorcycle accidents. While motorcyclists live for the freedom and exhilaration of riding on the open road, it’s this same freedom that puts them in danger of being injured or killed in a vehicular accident.
The lack of protection from seat belts, air bags and the steel frame of a vehicle leave motorcycle riders vulnerable. Some riders will get lucky and walk away with minor injuries. For other motorcyclists, catastrophic injuries and death are the result of a serious motorcycle accident.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
More often than not, motorcycle accidents are the result of a negligent driver of a car, truck or some other type of vehicle. It’s easy for drivers to overlook motorcyclists. Turning directly into the path of the motorcyclist can often cause collisions and rider injuries.
Other common causes include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers changing lanes without signaling
- Drivers making turns without signaling
- Drivers failing to look both ways when pulling out of a side street
- Drivers failing to stop and look before making a turn
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Accidents involving motorcyclists often result in very serious or fatal injuries, including:
- Paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
BGS Can Help
The experienced team of accident lawyers at BGS have helped injured victims and grieving families of riders who have been killed in deadly motorcycle crashes and we can help you too.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, our experienced accident attorneys will make it their mission to obtain the maximum recovery possible. Barna, Guzy and Steffen have been helping vehicular accident victims in the Minneapolis area for over 75 years. Our attorneys have direct experience with motorcycle accident cases and understand just how complex the personal injury claim process can be.
Begin Your Recovery
A motorcycle accident will change your life, but you do not have to carry the financial burden that your injuries have caused. Our attorneys will be available to answer you questions and will work closely with you to ensure that you understand every aspect of your case. We will fight on your behalf to help you obtain just compensation from your accident including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, call BGS today for a free consultation.