Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Call the experienced New Orleans lawyer who will stand with you and fight
Because motorcyclists have very little protection on the road, a motorcycle accident can leave them with serious injuries. They may need surgery, hospitalization and months of follow-up treatment. Medical expenses can add up fast. That’s why you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side.
Recovering financial compensation for your injuries can be complicated. The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC guides you through the legal process every step of the way. Insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries so they can pay you less. Attorney John S. Williams fights for the compensation you deserve.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries – When motorcyclists are hit directly by a car or thrown onto the ground, the force of impact can cause the brain to crash into the skull. This leads to bruising, bleeding or swelling and the motorcyclist can suffer a concussion or more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can cause permanent damage that requires lifelong care.
- Back and spinal cord injuries – A crash can result in damage to the spine and spinal column. Injuries can include herniated or bulging discs, disc fractures, nerve damage or a severed spinal cord. The effects of these injuries can include pain, numbness or paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are difficult to treat and motorcyclists can be left with a permanent disability.
- Broken bones – The impact of a crash or being thrown to the ground can result in broken bones in the arms, hands, wrists, legs or hips. Surgery may be required for certain types of bone fractures so that bones can heal properly. Mobility can become severely limited and recovery may take months.
- Biker’s arm – During an accident, the instinct of motorcyclists who are thrown from their bike is to put out their arms to protect themselves. This can cause damage to nerves in the arm. These nerves include the brachial plexus, median nerve, radial nerve and ulnar nerve. This can result in “biker’s arm,” a condition in which motorcyclists have difficulty using their hands or fingers.
- Road rash – In an accident, a motorcyclist may fall and slide on the road before coming to a complete stop. This can result in serious cuts and bruises to the skin – a condition called “road rash.” This is a very painful condition. Cuts and bruises can become infected and there may be scarring or nerve damage.
Let our law firm fight for every dollar that you deserve
Attorney John S. Williams investigates your motorcycle accident to get the facts. He builds strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. John stands with you and fights for compensation for all medical expenses related to your injuries – both now and in the future – so you can get the treatment you need.
If you’ve been hurt in a New Orleans motorcycle accident, it’s important to get trusted legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. John will meet with you personally to talk about your accident. He can explain your legal options for recovering compensation and answer any questions you have.