Injuries from motorcycle accidents tend to be severe, simply due to the freedom from restraints. There are no airbags to absorb the impact of a collision, no doors with T-bar construction or safety glass windows. One of the most common and painful injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents is road burn, a friction burn caused by sliding across the pavement or roadway.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or suffered a wrongful death due to a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accidents lawyer at Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A. in Portland, Maine.
For recent news and updates about Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., visit our blog. To discuss your legal concerns about your motorcycle accident, call our Portland office at 207-775-4255.
Attorney Zerillo worked as an insurance adjuster before going into private practice as a personal injury attorney. He knows firsthand how insurance companies review claims and approach settlements, and uses this knowledge to our client's advantage in negotiations. If negotiations fail, we are fully prepared to pursue litigation on your behalf. We don't believe that the person or motorist who injured you or caused the fatal crash should get away with it, and we pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The Dynamics of Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcycles weigh significantly less than cars or trucks, motorcycle riders are much more prone to injuries including:
- Head injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken bones
The Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
We have helped many motorcycle accident victims recover money damages. One of the most common excuses we hear is that the motorist just didn't see the cyclist. One of the most dangerous maneuvers is a left hand turn in front of a motorcyclist, which causes many serious injuries every year. Other dangers include tailgating, speeding up suddenly to beat a red light, and unexpected lane changes. Dangerous roads and slippery conditions also contribute to brain injuries and other serious conditions.
Here at Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., we take motorcycle accidents very seriously. We investigate the accident thoroughly, starting with the police report. When clients first meet with us in an initial consultation, we advise them to save as much of the evidence as possible, including what they were wearing at the time of the accident. No detail is unimportant in our investigation.
For your free initial consultation, contact our Portland, Maine, law office. We want to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.