Many Ohio residents rely on two-wheeled rather than four-wheeled transportation in order to get around. If you belong in that group, you probably already know that riding a motorcycle puts your life at risk, but what about if you survive a crash? What kinds of repercussions to your life could a motorcycle accident cause?
Only pedestrians and bicyclists are as vulnerable to injury in a crash with another vehicle as you are. In some ways, the possibility of you dying is even higher than theirs since you may also travel at speeds well beyond their capabilities. This also makes the injuries you could suffer just as bad, if not worse.
For instance, the potential for suffering injuries such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries may increase exponentially. You and your motorcycle slamming into another object and then the road could occur with a significant amount of force. The impact could leave you paralyzed or with cognitive issues for the rest of your life. In addition, the risk of losing a limb, breaking several bones in your body and becoming disfigured due to road rash and other injuries would change your life forever.
If another motorist caused your motorcycle accident, then you may exercise your right to file a personal injury claim against the party or parties believed to bear legal responsibility for the trauma you endured, and may continue to endure for many years. If an Ohio civil court rules that another party’s negligence led to your injuries, the court may award you damages. Any restitution you receive could help with your current and future medical bills, lost income and other financial losses.