Types of Injuries Sustained By Motorcycle Passengers
Just Like Riders, Motorcycle Passengers are Helpless to Protect Themselves When They Go Down. We Help Injured Passengers Nationwide Recover Just Compensation.
For motorcycle passengers, accidents usually result in serious injuries. While high-speed accidents on major highways present the greatest risks, even accidents that occur at relatively low speeds can still leave passengers suffering from broken bones, concussions, road rash, and other forms of severe trauma.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident while riding as a passenger, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Oberheiden Law, we represent injured passengers in claims against riders, drivers, and other liable parties nationwide. When you contact us, we will send experts to investigate your accident immediately, and our attorneys will work closely with you to calculate the current and future costs of your injuries. With decades of experience and more than $6 billion recovered for our clients, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Common Injuries Sustained By Motorcycle Passengers
Generally speaking, motorcycle passengers face the same injury risks as motorcycle riders. When you are on a motorcycle, going down presents an extremely high risk for serious injury, and this is true regardless of whether you are in the saddle or riding in the passenger seat. Sport bikes, cruisers, adventure bikes, and other types of motorcycles all present similar risks as well, and passengers in all types of motorcycle accidents frequently suffer injuries including:
- Concussions, contusions, hematomas, and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal fractures, nerve damage, and other spinal cord injuries (SCI) resulting in limited mobility, chronic pain, and paralysis
- Severe burns, soft tissue damage, and other injuries from road rash
- Ankle, wrist, rib, collar bone, and other bone fractures
- Torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, and upper back
- Punctured lungs, kidney injuries, liver injuries, stomach injuries, and other types of internal organ damage
- Loss of digits and limbs at the scene of the accident and as the result of amputation to prevent life-threatening complications
While wearing a DOT-rated or Snell-approved helmet and other safety gear can provide some protection in the event that you go down, even motorcycle passengers who are wearing full riding gear will often suffer serious injuries in the event of a crash. In terms of your financial recovery, you can seek compensation regardless of what you were wearing; and, if you were not wearing full riding gear at the time of the accident, our attorneys can use the available evidence to prove that you would have been injured regardless of what you were wearing.
Calculating Your Injury-Related Losses as a Motorcycle Passenger
Regardless of who was at fault in your motorcycle accident, as a passenger, you can seek just compensation for all of the financial and non-financial effects of your injuries. In a typical case, a motorcycle passenger who has been injured as a result of rider negligence, driver negligence, a motorcycle or vehicle defect, or any other issue will be entitled to financial compensation for:
- All necessary medical expenses for diagnostic and treatment services to date, as well as for treatment in the future
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs for physical and psychological treatment, coping, and recovery
- Out-of-pocket expenses such as the cost of replacing of damaged riding gear and personal items, transportation costs, prescription costs, and the cost of necessary medical equipment and supplies
- Loss of income and future earning capacity for injuries that either prevent you from working or force you to take a lower-paying job
- The physical effects of traumatic injuries sustained in the crash, also known as pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress, the emotional impacts of living with a scarring or disfiguring injury, and other forms of emotional trauma
- Loss of society, companionship, consortium, and enjoyment of life as a result of suffering injuries with significant long-term or permanent physical and emotional effects
As your attorneys, we will determine exactly how much you are entitled to recover, and we will fight to secure the maximum compensation available under your state’s laws. We will pursue claims against all liable parties; and, while we will seek to settle your case if possible, our attorneys are fully prepared to fight for your rights at trial if necessary.
Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Claim with an Attorney at Oberheiden Law
Are you entitled to financial compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries? To find out in a free, no-obligation consultation, call 866-376-4871 or request an appointment online now.