Austin Motorcycle Accident Amputation Lawyer
Although riding a motorcycle in Austin may be one of the most freeing experiences available, it’s important to take extra precautions and drive defensively—especially while sharing the road with other motor vehicles.
In many cases, drivers of passenger cars and trucks make mistakes and drive carelessly, resulting in devastating injuries for a motorcycle rider in the event of a crash. Injuries are often severe as the impact to a rider can be catastrophic. One of the many potential injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes is the amputation of a limb.
Losing a limb results in loss of work and the need for rehabilitation, as well as costly medical expenses. An Austin motorcycle accident amputation lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP can protect your legal fights and recover damages for your lost limb.
Causes of Texas Motorcycle Accidents
All motorcyclists are vulnerable to accidents. Although excessive speed, driving under the influence, and drug use all commonly contribute to accidents, there are even more factors that may be caused by the negligence of other drivers and outside third parties:
- Driving too closely to a motorcycle
- Cutting off a motorcycle, especially during a left turn or lane change
- Distracted driving (texting, cell phone use, eating, etc.)
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective motorcycle parts
Although many bikers take the necessary safety precautions to prevent accidents, there is no way to reduce the risk caused by the irresponsible behavior of others—not even for the most experienced of bikers.
The Effects of Limb Loss
Motorcycle riders have a much higher rate of serious injuries such as amputation. This is due to the fact that motorcycles do not offer the same safety features as other passenger vehicles, such as airbags and an enclosing steel frame.
Having a limb amputated can be one of the most difficult injuries to live through. Not only will you experience great physical pain from the surgery and the need for rehabilitation, but the resulting emotional trauma and financial repercussions can weigh heavily on both you and your family.
Compensation for Your Motorcycle Crash Amputation
Our firm can help you recover damages so that you don’t have to worry about your financial needs. Your financial settlement should cover all past, current, and future medical expenses related to your amputation and wreck, including the following:
- Emergency room care
- Amputation surgery
- Future prosthetic refitting and replacing
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Retraining to re-enter the workforce
- Psychological counseling
Always consult with us before speaking to or settling with any insurance company. They may seem like they’re on your side, but they want to pay out the smallest amount possible to keep more money for themselves.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Wreck Limb Loss Attorney
An Austin motorcycle accident amputation lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP will understand how an amputation from a motorcycle accident can be difficult to deal with.
Having successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements throughout the years, our attorneys will help you get just compensation for your amputation and motorcycle accident. Call 1-877-411-2001 for a free consultation today, or contact us online through the form below.