Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, and many individuals prefer the lower costs compared to driving a full-sized vehicle. However, the risk of getting injured in an accident caused by a third party's fault also increases. Inclement weather conditions, poorly-maintained roads, and inattentive drivers of other vehicles can cause grievous injuries to motorcyclists, and recovery can be a long process often involving expensive medical bills and extensive rehabilitation. A motorcycle accident lawyer at our Anchorage, AK, personal injury firm can seek justice and help you recover maximum compensation for your losses.
Causes and Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by many factors, including:
- Distracted or reckless drivers
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Faulty bike parts
- Inclement weather
- Badly maintained roads
- Animals or other obstacles suddenly obstructing the biker's path
Motorcycle riders often sustain catastrophic injuries after an accident, as motorcycles do not come with safety features such as seat belts and airbags. As a result, motorcyclists are for more likely to sustain serious, life-threatening injuries. Common injuries caused by a motorcycle accident include:
- Head injuries that can range from a mild concussion to traumatic brain injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal injury that can affect the victim's mobility
- Broken or crushed bones
- Road rash
- Muscle injury
In the tragic cases, the bike rider may also be killed due to the impact of the accident.
How Your Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
In many instances, insurance companies and adjusters are hesitant to provide appropriate compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents. These entities only have their own business' bottom line at heart. It is also very common for insurance companies and other individuals to assume the fault lies with the motorcyclist. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, George Kapolchok is a skilled personal injury attorney who has established a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. At Kapolchok Law Offices, we have experience in litigating a number of motorcycle accident cases and handle every case with the attention to detail it deserves.
Kapolchok Law Offices can aggressively pursue your claim and help seek damages so you can concentrate on your recovery after a motorcycle accident.
Our team will always be on your side, fighting to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Damages awarded in a motorcycle accident claim can include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Rehabilitation costs in the case of debilitating injuries
- Loss of wages
- Reduced income potential
- Loss of consortium of a spouse
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
In the case of a wrongful death, the dependents of the deceased party can claim compensation for their pecuniary losses.
Receive Personalized Representation
We are committed to helping our clients overcome the financial and emotional obstacles that can occur after a personal tragedy. Kapolchok Law Offices can aggressively pursue your claim and help seek damages so you can concentrate on your recovery after a motorcycle accident. Most of our cases are taken on a contingency basis, and fees are deducted only when we have settled the case or when a judgment is given. Contact us online or call us at (907) 278-8850 for a free consultation.