Motorcyclists have nothing around them to protect them when they’re impacted by a motor vehicle. There isn’t a steel body or frame around the motorcycle, and they don’t have air bags or seat restraint systems either. Being on two wheels rather than four lends to considerable instability, and even an impact at five mph or less can send a motorcycle out of control and into a crash. The results can be physically catastrophic or deadly. If you were seriously injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle crash, or you lost a family member in one, our motorcycle accident lawyers Norman OK might be of great help to you.
According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die and six times more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident than occupants of other motor vehicles. Drivers of other vehicles just don’t see motorcyclists, or they don’t see them until it’s too late, especially when making left turns. If a motorcyclist is lucky enough to live through a crash, here are some of the injuries that are commonly suffered:
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
- Injuries to the chest and thorax.
- Multiple fractures, especially to the legs.
- Internal organ damage.
- Road rash with serious infection.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident are likely to stay with a person for the rest of his or her life. Victims deserve to be compensated for their damages and losses. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that was the fault of somebody else, or if you lost a family member in such a crash, arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers Norman OK. We want to know what happened and how it has affected you. Arrange for that free consultation at 580-798-0447, or use our easy contact form at https://littleolivergallagher.com.