Bikers are often the most vulnerable people on the road. We will protect you.
Motorcycles are a great way for many people to enjoy the warm weather and breathtaking landscapes of New Mexico. Despite the popular image of irresponsible, thrill-seeking bikers, the reality is most motorcyclists are safe, responsible drivers. However, because a motorcycle doesn't provide the same protection as the enclosed body of a car, motorcyclists are perhaps the most vulnerable people on the road.
Sometimes, the motorcycle's smaller size leads to collisions, especially since distracted drivers often overlook bikers. Motorcyclists can also be forced off the road by larger vehicles. Whatever the cause, motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries and even death if the biker's unprotected body makes contact with a vehicle, a stationary object or the road itself.
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If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to demand justice. At Szantho Law Firm, we represent motorcyclists injured by reckless or negligent drivers. As your attorney, we'll carefully investigate your accident, build a strong legal case and gather evidence proving the driver was at fault. Attorney Andras Szantho will aggressively argue your case and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Call 866-853-2462. We're here to protect you every step of the way.
Some of the most debilitating injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes are head and brain injuries. When a biker flies off his or her bike, often after being hit from behind, and lands headfirst, many bikers sustain skull fractures, permanent brain damage or even die as a result. These types of injuries can cause permanent disabilities that affect the victim's quality of life and lifetime earning potential. We take all these factors into consideration when advocating on behalf of motorcycle accident victims. That's why we have have a strong track record of obtaining sizable verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families in New Mexico.
Road rash refers to skin injuries sustained when a motorcyclist falls on the road during an accident. Friction burns due to contact with the road are usually minor, but they can be severe. If dirt or gravel from the road enters the wound, infections can occur. Road rash can lead to scarring and disfigurement, requiring reconstructive surgery or skin grafts. Wearing leather or denim clothing can reduce the risk of road rash, but depending on the speed at which the body hits the road, it may not be enough.
Falling off a motorcycle can lead to muscle damage nearly anywhere on the body. Sometimes, such damage becomes permanent. In some cases, muscle damage leads to loss of function in one or more limbs or even paralysis. These lingering injuries can significantly worsen your quality of life. Wearing protective clothing can prevent muscle damage to a certain extent. However, with the amount of force involved in a motorcycle accident, some damage may occur even with heavy protective clothing.
Biker's arm is a fairly common injury caused when a motorcyclist lands on his or her arm during an accident. This happens most often when the bike falls on its side, perhaps during a side-impact collision or after being forced off the road in a no-contact accident. The amount of force concentrated on the arm can cause nerve damage, leaving the victim with diminished function - or no function at all - in the affected limb. Nerve damage or paralysis from biker's arm can have a major impact on the victim's quality of life.
The legs are the most commonly injured parts of the body in motorcycle accidents. Some leg injuries are fairly minor, such as sprains and road rash on the skin. However, a high-impact motorcycle accident can lead to broken legs and knees, which may take months to heal. Leg injuries are rarely fatal, but they can still have debilitating long-term effects. In severe cases, a leg may need to be amputated, significantly lowering the victim's quality of life and earning potential. Knee injuries can also result in arthritis, which may only become apparent months or years after the accident.