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Does personal injury law cover motorcycle accidents?

Whether for the sensation of the air rushing past them or the feeling of freedom on an open road, for some people in Alabama there is nothing better than riding a motorcycle on a perfect summer day. There may not be anything more dangerous, either. Although most motorcyclists are incredibly focused on safety, drivers of larger motor vehicles rarely have the same focus, putting you at risk for a serious injury, which is eligible for compensation under personal injury law.

If you are hit while riding a motorcycle, you are more likely to suffer more severe injuries than a person in a passenger vehicle. While there are many benefits to motorcycles, you are without the extra protection that other motorists take for granted. Motorcycles do not have metal barriers, air bags or other safety features that soften the blow of an impact.

Life-threatening injuries are not uncommon in motorcycle wrecks, and recovery can be a lengthy ordeal. Even if you are not in the hospital for a lengthy period of time, you may need medication, therapies, and regular visits to the doctor. Typical injuries include:

  • Road rash
  • Head injuries -- including traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

Achieving compensation through a personal injury claim is often essential for Alabama victims to achieve the best recovery possible. Doing so requires that you demonstrate negligence on the part of the other party, which involves documenting the accident, injuries, medical treatments, and more as thoroughly as possible. In most cases, the expert guidance of experienced counsel in personal injury law can make this process more successful.

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