The number of lakes and scenic roadways in Minnesota makes the North Star State a perfect location for motorcyclists to partake in leisurely rides. Unfortunately, motorcycles are often involved in devastating automobile accidents in communities all over Minnesota.
When a motorcycle collides with or is struck by another motor vehicle, the motorcyclist is not afforded the same level of protection as the occupants of an automobile. In many cases, motorcyclists can be thrown several feet from their bikes and the objects they strike or land on can worsen already serious injuries.
When motorcyclists are fortunate enough to survive these crashes, they often face a perilous path toward recovery. In some cases, victims are never able to fully regain the health they once had before their accidents.
Types of Minnesota Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Certain motorcycle accident injuries require much longer hospital stays and lengthier periods of recovery. Such victims may be unable to return to their prior lines of work, and some victims can be completely unable to maintain any employment.
A few of the most severe injuries victims may sustain in a motorcycle accident include, but are not limited to:
- Road Rash (possibly permanent scarring as the result of skin scraping across pavement)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Fractures (broken bones)
Many motorcycle accidents result in fatal injuries. JD Haas & Associates assists families all over Minnesota with wrongful death claims.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Minnesota
Motorcycle crashes may be the result of any number of possible causes. In many—but not all—cases, accidents are caused by the negligence of another driver.
One of the most common kinds of motorcycle crashes is a so-called left-turn accident in which a motorist turns left in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Whether the passenger vehicle driver underestimated the speed of an oncoming motorcycle or simply didn’t see it at all, the motorcyclist is completely powerless to avoid colliding with that vehicle.
Another common kind of accident is the rear-end collision. Even instances that might be little more than common “fender benders” when two standard vehicles are involved can result in motorcyclists being thrown from their bikes.
Other crashes might involve a different form of driver negligence, such as distracted driving or drunk driving. Some motorcycle accidents do not involve any other vehicles whatsoever, as the cause is actually a defective or improperly installed part.
Find a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Bloomington, MN
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a motorcycle crash in Minnesota? You should avoid speaking to any insurance company representative until you have legal representation.
JD Haas & Associates represents clients injured in motorcycle crashes all over Minnesota. Our firm will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
You can have our experienced Bloomington personal injury lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call (952) 345-1025 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.