Motorcycle riders enjoy the thrill and excitement of riding on the open road. In fact, in the last several years, the number of motorcyclists has grown. Unfortunately, so has the number of motorcycle accidents. Although riding a motorcycle can be a very fun activity and pastime for most people, it can also be a highly perilous one.
The injury suffered in a motorcycle accident does not compare with that of auto accidents. A person riding a motorcycle does not benefit from the steel and aluminum body protection that a car provides. The only thing shielding a motorcyclist from the damage that a car crash or auto accident may cause is a thin layer of clothing. Often times motorcyclists fail to wear the proper safety equipment in order to protect themselves from severe injury. Unfortunately, countless tragic motorcycle accidents occur because of a motorcycle rider’s failure to wear a protective helmet. The use of a helmet may be able to prevent motorists from suffering Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury and many other types of severe injury. Consulting a motorcycle accident lawyer at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss can be a very wise decision if you or someone you know is involved in this type of accident.
Motorcycle Injury and Negligence
Auto motorists and motorcyclists must adhere to the same rules of the road. They must respect the driving regulations that have been set into place in order to ensure the protection of all motorists who share the road. However, congested streets and traffic all contribute to a number of distractions that may often lead to driver negligence. This negligence often leads to a motorist failing to see a motorcyclist and intercept with their right of way.
Due to the smaller size of the vehicle and a lack of protection, the types of accidents motorcyclists face are typically very severe. The personal injury lawyer team of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss specialize in representing motorcycle injuries that include:
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Severe Injury
• Broken and Fractured Limbs
• Excessive Cuts and Scrapes
Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident
The motorcycle accident lawyer team of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss has defended numerous cases of personal injury involving motorcycle crashes and collisions. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of a driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (701) 235-8000 to speak with a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer today.