The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that approximately 80,000 people are injured in motorcycle accidents every year. An additional 22,000 are killed. Brain injury is among the most common injury sustained in motorcycle accidents. Complications with brain injury are a leading cause of fatalities following these accidents as well.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 to be put in touch with an experienced attorney in your area.
Many states have helmet laws, and for good reason – helmets save lives. In fact, crash data collected by the NHTSA suggests that helmets reduce the risk of fatal injury following an accident by nearly 30 percent. This same data shows that helmets are 69 percent effective at preventing traumatic brain injury. It is advisable to wear a helmet when riding, even in states where it is not required.
Filing Motorcycle Accident Claims
If you are injured while wearing a helmet, your chances of a successful claim may be increased. However, under most circumstances, you maintain the right to seek compensation through legal action even in cases where a helmet was not worn. The best way to determine if you are entitled to file suit is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Cochran Firm.
As one of the nation’s largest personal injury law firms, our attorneys have access to the resources necessary to build successful cases. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your case free of charge, and to help you determine the most effective way to get the compensation you deserve.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys, please contact us today. The Cochran Firm maintains offices in many U.S. locations. Our attorneys can also travel to you if your injury limits mobility.