Recently, several serious and fatal motorcycle accidents have been reported in Savannah and surrounding communities. It reminds us to revisit the importance of using caution when operating a motorcycle, whether for a quick trip or a large, organized group ride.
It is essential to use any and all safety precautions while riding. A DOT-approved helmet is, without question, your best protection, but your safety gear should also extend to other clothing, like jackets made specifically for motorcycles, reinforced boots, as well as other protective gear intended for the motorcycle rider. Making full use of these items could mean all the difference in the outcome of a motorcycle wreck. Without this protection, injuries sustained and the recovery from those injuries may be, by far, more serious.
Damages resulting from motorcycle accidents vary from a regular car accident due to increased dangers of operating a street bike. Riders face a higher risk for serious or fatal injury. Injuries occurring at impact are only the beginning. Without added safety gear, the rider may be injured on asphalt or soft-shoulder gravel and rocks, something bikers call “road rash.” Road rash, a result of contact with the ground or other surface during a crash, can require intensive emergency care, as well as long-term treatment. Infections, wound therapy, and reconstructive measures may be part of your long-term recovery plan, not to mention unforeseen complications.
While effective safety gear may lessen damage caused in a wreck, the risks of operating a motorcycle is very real. If you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you will need to think about the monetary costs of intensive treatment and rehab, in addition to any loss of pay during the rehabilitation period. In cases where another driver is responsible for your accident, compensation for the many aspects of recovery is crucial. Obtaining the counsel of a personal injury attorney is the first step to claiming the compensation you deserve. If you need help with your claim resulting from a motorcycle accident, call Savannah personal injury attorney Ty Wilson.
Ty Wilson is a personal injury attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today at 866-937-5454 to order his free book, 10 Secrets of Georgia Car Wreck Claims. This book is intended to give you and/or your loved one a solid foundation regarding Georgia auto accident claims, how to hire an attorney, and how to deal with the insurance company prior to speaking with an attorney.
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