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Understanding the legal side of motorcycle injuries

Virginia roads are relatively safe — but there is room for improvement. Collisions do happen. At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, we know that these so-called accidents are actually sometimes due to somebody’s negligence. When that is the case, the injured party could be able to secure compensation.

While every situation is different, there are some common factors involved when it comes to motorcycle crashes. Please continue reading for a list of common injuries and the typical legal issues associated with them.

One of the most common motorcycle injuries in Virginia is road rash. This non-technical term could refer to a variety of injuries that occur when the biker’s protective gear fails to protect from abrasions against road surfaces. These types of injuries are notoriously painful and they could lead to temporary or long-term disfigurement, depending on the site. These two concerns — pain and disfigurement — may require additional compensation in order to address.

According to a study done for the NIH, joint injuries, especially in the spinal column, are also common issues in motorbike accidents. These types of injuries could make it difficult to perform certain tasks at work, resulting in lost earning potential beyond the initial lost wages during recovery. It is generally important to take all of these concerns into account when negotiating bike accident settlements.

Bikers face many risks from the massive forces involved in auto accidents and the relatively low level of protection of motorcycle affords. If you were ever involved in a motorcycle crash, it would be important to make sure that you understood and prepared for the true extent of your injuries when seeking competition — or accepting any type of settlement offer. Please read more on our main site.

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