Motorcyclists are more likely to sustain severe injuries than the occupants of passenger vehicles in motor vehicle accidents, but a new study indicates that middle-aged and older motorcycle riders face an even greater risk of injury than their younger counterparts. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the Mobile, Alabama, injury attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help. We have a proven record of success in recovering the financial security injured motorcyclists and their families need to cope with medical expenses, lost income and other damages. A study by Brown University that was published this week in the journal Injury Prevention found that motorcycle operators over age 60 were 2 ½ times more likely to suffer severe injuries than riders in their 20s and 30s. Riders in their 40s and 50s were 66 percent likely to sustain severe injuries than younger riders. Common severe injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
The severe injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be life-altering. They often require extensive medical care, rehabilitation and time away from work. Because insurance company settlement offers are often inadequate for the needs of injured riders, it’s important to work with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney if you or a loved one was harmed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our experienced and aggressive injury attorneys welcome clients from the greater Mobile, Alabama, area.