Sunday, January 19, a motorcycle accident in Hancock County, Mississippi, left a 20-year-old man from Louisiana in critical condition. According to officials, the man was riding with around 20 other bikers along a sharp bend in the road, at which point the man’s motorcycle veered off the road. He sustained severe injuries and had to be air-lifted to a medical center. Another motorcyclist was injured in the accident and was driven in a private vehicle to the hospital.
As grave as any accident is, motorcycle accidents are particularly serious. Even with a helmet on, a motorcyclist has nothing else to shield him or her from impact, often resulting in catastrophic injuries, even if no other vehicle is involved. Whereas in a one-car accident, the driver has a seat belt, an airbag, and a metal frame and windshield to protect them, a motorcyclist takes on the full brunt of the trauma as well as the momentum, which can send them skidding along the road. Whether a motorcyclist sustains broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord damage, road rash, and more, they could be looking at serious, potentially permanent or life-threatening injuries. On top of physical pain and suffering, those injured in a motorcycle accident also face severe financial losses. Medical bills rack up, vehicle repair or replacement will be costly, and injuries could mean weeks or months of missed pay from work.
If you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to find the best Shreveport personal injury lawyer you can today. Contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to learn how a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney from our firm can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve from an injury claim, the compensation that can help you on your way to recovery. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today!