Serious Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents - Our Attorneys in Wichita Kansas Accept Cases Involving Severe Trauma
Our Kansas attorneys know motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic. You or a loved one may have been sideswiped by a distracted driver merging onto I-35, hit head-on by a drunk driver in Wichita or rear-ended in Derby, KS. Regardless of the protective gear you wear-helmets, gloves, boots and leathers - or how cautiously you drive, any number of severe motorcycle injuries can happen in a collision. These injuries are rarely minor and could result in long-term physical, emotional and financial difficulties lasting for years after a crash. You may be wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident. Get medical attention and then contact our attorneys as soon as possible. Call 866-584-1032. We know how serious car accidents involving motorcycles can be.
Some of the most common - and serious - injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
Your head is one of the most fragile parts of your body. In Kansas, motorcycle riders who are at least 18 years old are not required to wear helmets. Whether or not they choose to wear a helmet, motorcycle riders face exponentially higher chances of suffering head trauma in the event of an accident. The impact of a crash between a car or truck and a motorcycle can have devastating consequences.
At Warner Law Offices, our experienced legal team understands that head injuries are rarely minor. A concussion sustained by a rider or passenger may have health consequences lasting months after an accident, resulting in costly medical bills and missed time at work. More serious injuries - such as a fractured skull or brain swelling - can result in memory loss and other cognitive problems lasting a lifetime.
Head injuries may involve any of the following injuries or symptoms:
- Brain damage
- Chronic headaches
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Skull fracture
Serious head injuries require serious and immediate legal representation from an experienced Kansas attorney. An experienced attorney at Warner Law Offices can work with medical professionals such as neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists. We can pore over police records and interview witnesses. Somebody else may have been responsible for your accident. You shouldn't have to foot the bill alone.
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Damage to Spinal Cord
Any motorcycle enthusiast who has suffered motorcycle accident injuries knows that, in a matter of seconds, life can be turned inside out. While some accidents may result in minor neck or back pain, some motorcycle accidents may result in serious nerve damage. One of the most life-changing injuries we see in motorcycle accident is when a client has hurt his or her spinal cord. We understand how this type of injury can affect life for you and your loved ones.
A spinal cord injury may require you to make drastic changes to your life. It can mean multiple surgeries, years of physical therapy, lost wages and being forced to make lifestyle changes affecting your quality of life. A spinal cord injury typically results in some degree of paralysis, including:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis of the bottom portion of the body - including the legs - from a spinal cord accident
- Quadriplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs - both arms and both legs - from a spinal cord accident.
- Partial paralysis: Paralysis that may be limited to a part or some parts of the body - including hands, legs or even portions of the face - due to a spinal cord accident.
Whether you are suffering from partial paralysis or persistent nerve pain after your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Wichita at Warner Law Offices can help you gather evidence and consult with medical experts to build a case. Chances are you did nothing to cause your accident. You shouldn't have to pay for somebody else's reckless mistakes.
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One of the most painful injuries sustained by motorcyclists is known as "road rash," a common injury sustained when a motorcyclist falls off his or her bike. Road rash refers to the skin injuries of a motorcycle rider or passenger who slides along the pavement and the surface of the road. Part of the skin may be scraped off in such types of accidents. While motorcyclists may try to protect themselves by wearing protecting clothing, riders may still suffer skin abrasions and bruises in the event of a serious crash.
A road rash injury by itself may seem minor to insurance company adjusters. But at Warner Law Offices, we understand that a seemingly insignificant injury can lead to serious complications. Road rash can cause extensive damage to the soft tissue, including the skin and the muscle. The injury may go as deep as the bone. Gravel or dirt may enter deep into the wound, leading to a life-threatening infection. A rider may even sustain multiple injuries along with road rash, including broken bones. That's why it's important to contact us promptly for a free consultation. You need to take swift legal action to protect your rights. Call 866-584-1032.
Road rash may lead to scarring and disfigurement that requires multiple reconstructive surgeries or skin grafting procedures. You may lose your ability to work. Medical bills may skyrocket due to ambulance bills and hospital fees. And while you may have done nothing to cause your accident, you may find that the driver who hit you denies responsibility. Insurance companies may try to play tough. That's not fair. Contact our firm today. We can put together a team of experts to work on your behalf and fight for the justice you deserve.
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A motorcyclist's arms are vulnerable to injury when a motorcycle accident occurs. One common injury is known as "biker's arm." A motorcyclist may fall on his or her arm during a crash. He or she might fall off a motorcycle, only to have it land on his or her arm. Biker's arm is a serious injury resulting in nerve damage and loss of some or all function in a motorcyclist's arm.
Biker's arm represents one of many potentially serious injuries that can affect a motorcyclist's ability to function normally after a crash. Other common arm injuries include fractured forearms, wrists and hands; broken fingers; elbow or shoulder injuries and lacerations or crushing injuries potentially requiring amputation.
Warner Law Offices understands how difficult biker's arm and other arm injuries can make life after a motorcycle accident. Knowing what to do after an accident can be confusing. Your arms may never be able to function normally again. Medical bills may add up fast. You may be unable to work. Even a seemingly minor bone break or fracture may result in serious long-term difficulties. You may be unable to enjoy hobbies or take care of household tasks you once took for granted.
If you sustained biker's arm or any other type of arm injury in a motorcycle accident, it's important to talk to an attorney about your legal rights. The driver who caused your accident may deny responsibility. The insurance company may try to say you did something to cause the accident. We work tirelessly to collect all evidence necessary to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. You shouldn't have to pay for somebody else's mistakes. We fight for maximum compensation for our clients' injuries. If you suffered a biker's arm injury in a Wichita motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more. Contact us today to see how we can help.
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Leg injuries are among the most common injuries in Kansas motorcycle accidents. But nothing feels normal about a leg injury when you're unable to walk or function normally after an accident. Motorcycle riders can suffer serious leg injuries in a variety of different accidents. You may have been sideswiped by a distracted driver. Even a low-impact rear-end crash may cause you to fall off your bike and suffer catastrophic injuries.
Some of the serious leg injuries riders get from accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Fractured femur (thigh bone)
- Fractured tibia (shin bone)
- Fractured fibula (the smaller bone next to the tibia in the lower leg)
- A torn ligament
- Knee injury
- Foot injury
- Road rash (when the exposed skin skids along the pavement)
Some leg injuries, such as a fractured tibia or a broken foot, may be apparent immediately after a crash. However, sometimes accident victims do not realize their leg is broken. That's why it's so important to medical attention immediately after a motorcycle accident. Some symptoms of a broken leg include:
- Severe pain that intensifies with movement
- Ability to stand or move on the leg is limited
- Leg is bruised, swollen or tender
- Leg is deformed, or the part of leg below the break is shifting, moving or rotating
A broken leg may require some form of surgery to adjust the bones, possibly including putting in screws, rods or plates. A cast or splint is often required to keep the leg still while you recover. Don't face the aftermath of you motorcycle accident alone. If another driver's negligent or careless behavior caused your accident, his or her insurance company should responsible for providing the compensation you need to get life back on track. Talk to us today, free of charge. Our attorneys are well-versed in Kansas law and thoroughly understand how insurance companies respond to accident victims. We can be in your corner if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident.
Let Us Protect Your Rights. Contact Warner Law Offices.
With combined legal experience of more than 50 years, attorneys Thomas M. Warner and Anne H. Pankratz are the knowledgeable lawyers many people turn to for powerful representation in Kansas. Warner Law Offices has a proven track record of success helping accident victims secure the compensation they need - and deserve - to get life back on track. Discover the difference our experienced legal team can make. Contact Warner Law Offices today. Call 866-584-1032 for a free case evaluation with one of our team members. Pay nothing unless you win.
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