Immediately following a motorcycle accident, it’s not unusual to feel like everything is spinning out of control and moving in slow motion at the same time. Depending on the severity of the collision, injuries may be so severe that accident victims are rushed away from the scene by ambulance or even medivac helicopter. Even when the injuries are not life-threatening, there are many extremely serious injuries that can be life-altering.
If you or someone you know has been in a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you focus on your health and recovery. If a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death resulting from a motorcycle crash, we are very sorry for your loss. We invite you to contact Andrew Prince of Team Law today for a free consultation about the accident. Mr. Prince will work tirelessly to get your family the justice you want and the compensation you need and deserve.
When you have been in a motorcycle accident, time is of the essence. The sooner you obtain medical assistance for your injuries — especially a life-threatening traumatic brain injury (TBI) — the better your chances for survival. Further, the speed and method your injuries are treated in the minutes and hours after the accident can make a huge difference on the extent of your recovery.
There is a range of injuries that can be sustained in a motorcycle accident in Newark, Orange or anywhere in Hudson, Middlesex, Union and Essex counties. If you are incredibly lucky, you will walk away with a bruised ego and cuts and scrapes (also called road rash). As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, yours will be among the 80 percent of biker crashes that result in significant and catastrophic injuries. The following list represents the most common types of injuries sustained in motorcycle collisions.
More often than not, injuries sustained by a biker or passenger in a motorcycle crash aren’t limited to just a broken bone or just a concussion. The totality of the injuries is truly what makes these crashes so potentially catastrophic. Once your injuries are properly attended to by medical personnel, talk to experienced motorcycle accident lawyer Andrew Prince; he will fight for financial damages.
When an insurance company gets involved after an accident, a representative may very well contact you to inquire about your injuries. They will appear to be very compassionate. Make no mistake about it; they are calling to collect information in an effort to reduce their payout liability. They may even make you a low-ball settlement offer, hoping you will cash the check and not pursue your lawsuit.
Do not talk to anyone from an insurance company or its lawyers before discussing your case with Andrew Prince. He will protect your interests and deal with the insurance company and its lawyers on your behalf. Mr. Prince is your best chance of securing a much higher settlement offer. Further, he doesn’t back down from a fight; he will not hesitate to take your case to court if the insurance company isn’t willing to negotiate a fair settlement for your family.
Don’t wait another minute worrying about how you and your family will be compensated for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more following a motorcycle accident. Contact Andrew Prince today for a free consultation about your injuries. He works completely on contingency; if he doesn’t collect maximum compensation for you, you won’t pay a dime.
Rest assured, when Andrew Prince is fighting for you, he will take care of the legal and business side of your accident so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Bikers are no strangers to motorcycle injuries. Whether you experience a bad case of road rash from taking a turn too fast, a concussion from a motorcycle crash, or even a case of numbness in the hands from riding too much, after enough time on the motorcycle, you are sure to experience an injury or two. As a motorcycle lawyer, I have spoken with hundreds of injured bikers and have heard countless stories of the pain and suffering caused by crashes.
1. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries range from mild concussions to severe, fatal injuries. Whenever you experience any head trauma in a crash, no matter how mild, you should get checked out by a medical professional. Brain injuries can be slow to develop after a crash. Although you may feel alright initially, your brain may be swelling or filling with fluid. Even non-life-threatening TBIs can leave you unable to think clearly and can impact the rest of your life.
2. Leg Injuries
Ranging from strains and sprains to broken bones and amputations, leg injuries can be severe enough to affect you permanently. No one wants to spend years in a wheelchair, unable to ride a motorcycle or even walk.
3. Muscle Injuries
Sprains, strains, and torn muscles and ligaments may seem insignificant, but they can be extremely painful and, in some cases require surgery.
4. Neck Injuries
Neck injuries like whiplash, sprained neck, and neck fractures are frequently experienced by those involved in motorcycle crashes. Statistics show that these injuries occur in 22 percent of motorcycle crashes and these injuries can be life-threatening. If you have any pain in your neck following a crash, even if you do not experience the pain until a day or two after the accident, you should get it checked out by a physician. Fractures in the vertebrae are not always very painful initially, but without proper treatment, they can cause ongoing medical problems. Never neglect pain following a crash.
I represent a lot of bikers who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers. Unfortunately, most of these accidents result in significant injuries and huge medical bills. Many union health insurances who should be responsible to pay for the medical bills are writing policies with language which significantly limit their obligation to pay for these bills and, in some cases, not paying for it all.
If you are a member of a Union you should immediately review your medical coverage for exclusions and limitations.
If you ride, you must know what coverage your health insurance provides. If you have exclusions or significant limitations of coverage for motorcycle or recreational vehicle injuries, you may need to purchase additional medical coverage.
An injured rider’s family and loved ones often suffer from frayed nerves and have trouble coping with the life-changing nature of a serious New Jersey motorcycle accident. I am a motorcycle injury attorney in New Jersey who is available for support when you or someone you love is in need of help after a serious motorcycle injury. I will take the time to thoroughly review your case and secure for you the help you need for your injuries, both physical and emotional.
A personal injury attorney understands that these types of changes to someone’s life are hard to process, mentally. Psychological counseling may be needed and be included as part of the motorcycle accident settlement plan negotiated by a New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney like Andrew S. Prince, Esq. In some cases, post-traumatic stress disorder occurs wherein the accident victim has repeated visions of the accident which are hard to deal with.
Depending on how devastating the injury is, the rider may not be able to ride their motorcycle again and will most likely have issues filling that void left by losing an activity that they were passionate about. If their social life was based around riding, they may have to create new friendships and possibly even seek emotional and psychological support.
In the case of a catastrophic accident, there may be physical abilities that are lost for a period of time, or even permanently. This can impede or prevent the injured party from being able to work in the same manner which they did prior to the accident, or even at all.
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