Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorney
8,646 motorcycle crashes occurred in Florida in 2021. These crashes resulted in 7,391 injuries and 625 deaths. Even when driving carefully with a helmet and other safety gear on, motorcyclists have little protection when another motorist hits them and they fall or get thrown off their bikes. They also can’t predict how other motorists will act.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you can count on the Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys of Matthews Injury Law to assist you. Our attorneys have a combined 70 years of experience serving accident survivors and have secured millions in compensation for our clients.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Lead to Serious and Life-Threatening Injuries
Here are common injuries motorcyclists sustain in motorcycle accidents:
- Road Rash – When motorcyclists come in contact with the road during an accident, they usually suffer road rash or skin abrasions. Depending on the severity of the injury, a road rash can be mild or extremely severe and susceptible to life-threatening infection and permanent scarring.
- Multiple Bone Fractures – In younger people, a fracture may heal in a few weeks. But in older people, even a simple fracture can lead to all kinds of complications. Compound fractures, regardless of the injured person’s age, will require extensive surgery and a long recovery. Likewise, a broken sternum or rib can splinter and tear internal organs.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – Being thrown off a motorcycle can cause a TBI. A TBI can negatively affect the injured person’s physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive abilities for a long time or for life.
- Internal Organ Damage – A significant blow to the abdomen or chest during a crash can damage the heart, lungs, liver, diaphragm, and stomach, among others. Bleeding from pierced organs can likewise lead to shock, which could be life-threatening.
- Amputation – Depending on the circumstances of the motorcycle crash, the motorcyclist may lose a limb instantly, also known as traumatic amputation, or have a limb surgically removed if it’s damaged beyond repair.
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs) – If the spinal cord is severed, torn, or otherwise damaged in the crash, the person may suffer partial or total paralysis, which can be temporary or permanent.
Most of these injuries are debilitating and require extensive medical treatments, so injured motorcyclists must secure maximum compensation to cover their damages.
The Value of a Motorcycle Accident Claim
No two accidents are the same, which makes it difficult to predict the amount of compensation you may receive for your damages. Generally speaking, these factors will come into play when valuing a motorcycle accident claim:
- Your past, current, and future medical expenses
- The seriousness and specific nature of your injuries
- Lost past and future earnings and earning capacity
- Your prognosis
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
Consult With Our Seasoned Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Now
If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash, contact Matthews Injury Law today. Our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys will handle your insurance claim, negotiate with all the liable parties, and take your case to court if necessary. Learn more about what our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys can do for you by scheduling a free consultation online or by phone at 941-877-5800.