Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Lifelong Disability
Any automobile crash has the potential to cause injuries, but few lead to more catastrophic damages than motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous, because motorcycles lack many of the safety features provided by passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bike when an accident occurs, and they have little to protect them from that impact.
Because motorcycle accident injuries tend to be so severe, they often result in lifelong disability. Motorcycle accident lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, who serve Daytona Beach, FL, Palm Coast, FL, and surrounding areas, work with victims of motorcycle accidents resulting in lifelong disability to help them pursue the maximum compensation they are due for both past and future accident damages.
What Is Considered a Lifelong Disability?
Motorcycle accidents often result in physical injuries that limit or inhibit a person’s ability to walk, move, or perform other physical functions. However, physical impairment is not the only type of lifelong disability that someone may suffer after a motorcycle crash. A lifelong disability is any type of injury that impairs a person’s physical, mental, or emotional functions to the point that they cannot work or perform other activities. The effects of these types of injuries are permanent, meaning that the injury victim will be impacted for the rest of their life.
Injuries that Can Cause Lifelong Disability
Motorcyclists have little in terms of protection should an accident occur. It is not uncommon for motorcycle accident victims to suffer catastrophic injuries that can lead to lifelong disability. Injuries that are most likely to result in disability include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Traumatic spinal cord injury
- Nerve damage
- Crushed limb or loss of limb
- Severe organ damage
- Severe burns
Damages Related to Lifelong Disability
Anyone who has been injured in an automobile accident can benefit from working with a knowledgeable attorney who understands the full extent of accident damages. However, it is especially important to work with an attorney when someone suffers an injury that results in lifelong disability. Lifelong disability has a huge impact on a person’s physical and mental health, as well as their personal finances.
Insurance companies are likely to try to settle a claim quickly, before the full extent of injury damages are understood. Motorcycle accident lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have worked numerous cases involving lifelong disability. They understand the long-term repercussions of disability, and are prepared to fight to get their Daytona Beach clients the full amount of compensation they are due for damages such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Cost of physical, occupational, and psychological therapy
- Cost of assistive medical devices and/or adaptive equipment
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Contact Our Legal Team
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash resulting in lifelong disability, lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you fight for maximum compensation for injury damages. To find out how our legal team can be of assistance in your accident claim, send us a message online, or call (386) 258-7313 and schedule a personal consultation.