Collisions involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles can be especially dangerous for bikers. In fact, motorcycle occupants are 35 times more likely to sustain deadly injuries in a motorcycle accident than those in passenger vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a negligent driver or defective vehicle parts, attorneys at the Duncan Firm may be able to help. Our lawyers have a proven record of success recovering the financial compensation motorcycle accident victims and their families need to cope with medical expenses, lost income and other damages.
Severe Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Even when wearing helmets and protective clothing, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries in collisions. The force of the initial accident impact as well as the likelihood of ejection and subsequent trauma contributes to a high rate of severe and catastrophic injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Fractured bones
- Loss of limb/amputation injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If a family member died as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver or faulty component, our Arkansas lawyers may be able to help you seek financial peace of mind and justice through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents
As with other types of motor vehicle collisions, negligence is often a factor in motorcycle accidents.
The failure of passenger vehicle drivers to recognize the presence of motorcycles is the most commonly cited cause in motorcycle accidents, according to data from the NHTSA. However, defective products such as faulty tires, poorly designed motorcycle frames and defective brakes also contribute to a substantial number of motorcycle accidents every year.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact the Duncan Firm online or by phone at 877-638-6226 for your free case consultation. Our experienced attorneys welcome clients from Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.