Common Moped and Motorcycle Collision Injuries
Being the victim of any traffic collision is a traumatic experience that can result in substantial physical injuries. However, victims of motorcycle and moped collisions often suffer the worst possible types of injuries due to having little to no protection from the ground, the other vehicle that strikes them, and stationary objects and other vehicles on the roadway. As such, it is vital that motorcycle and moped crash victims retain experienced legal counsel to get every dollar from the other party that they are owed. Severe injuries require expensive operations, months or rehabilitation, and may lead to permanent damage and disability, causing a loss of enjoyment in life, emotional distress, and a lower income ability.
Most Common Motorcycle and Moped Injuries
Florida has one of the highest populations of motorcyclists and moped riders. Combined with dangerous roads and drivers, this results in around 550 motorcycle fatalities per year, accounting for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities according to Ride Smart Florida. An additional 9,000+ motorcyclists are seriously injured each year, according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Those injury victims often involve one or more of the following types of injuries:
Road Rash—Caused by the friction of the pavement, road rash is an incredibly painful type of injury that can take months to heal.
Traumatic Brain Injury—A TBI, commonly caused a concussion, can have lasting impacts on your ability to ride, work, and enjoy your life.
Spinal Cord Injury—A spinal cord injury results in some degree of paralysis, loss of sensation, and weakness. Serious cases involve total and permanent loss of motion.
Fractured Vertebrae and/or Herniated Disc—A broken neck or back may not result in a spinal cord injury, but it is still a life threatening injury that probably requires surgery that will result in permanent loss of motion. Degeneration of discs can occur years down the road, resulting in pain and loss of physical ability.
Fractured Limbs—Arms, legs, hands, and feet injuries are common in motorcycle injuries, often resulting in fractured or dislocated bones.
Broken Pelvis—A broken hip bone/pelvis involves a long term recovery process and potentially a reconstruction of your entire hip.
Serious Lacerations and Contusions—In addition to road rash, motorcycle crash victims often sustain deep lacerations and contusions caused by the impact of the road/car, going through a window, being crushed by their own bike, or hitting an object on the road such as a sign post or curb.
Damages in an Orlando Motorcycle or Moped Crash
- Hospital and other medical bills;
- Future medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional distress or turmoil;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning ability;
- Scarring or disfigurement; and
- Property damage.
Our Orlando Motorcycle and Moped Injury Attorneys Can Help Your Recovery Process
Your injuries and other economic damages are probably going to cost much more than you think. An attorney can help your recovery process by ensuring that you are not paying out of pocket for these expenses, and potentially putting yourself at grave financial risk. Let our Orlando personal injury attorneys make you whole again. Call the Payer Law today at 407-307-2979 to schedule a free consultation.