Paul Williams, one of America’s favorite professional boxers was recently paralyzed in a tragic motorcycle accident in Atlanta, Georgia. In an attempt to avoid an oncoming car, he swerved his motorcycle and landed on his back. Sadly, Williams severed his spinal cord, and was hence paralyzed from the waste down. This boxing champ, cleverly nick-named “The Punisher”, will have his ultimate fight on his hands as he faces multiple challenges of paralysis.
South Florida motorcyclists face equal risk for paralysis, severe injury, or fatality. If someone has been injured in a motorcycle accident, then he or she is likely due notable compensation. That’s because most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist, but the automobile driver.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Road Rash – often requiring skin grafting, scarring, and lengthy hospital stays
- Disfigurement – facial scarring, teeth damage, intense pain, plastic surgery
- Fractures – very common and can also cause nerve and tendon damage
- Spinal Cord injury – causes partial or complete paralysis
- Head Trauma – concussion and brain injury that may be fatal
Aside from the physical injuries listed above, it is likely that the victim is also suffering from chronic pain, emotional trauma, as well as rising medical costs and loss of wages. If you have sustained injuries in a Broward County motorcycle accident, you will need legal assistance in filing your claim for compensation and in negotiating with insurance companies.
Some people who are injured in a Florida motorcycle accident don’t realize that compensation is often their legal right. If you have sustained a motorcycle accident injury, you may be eligible for financial recovery from your devastating loss.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorney, for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case for an injury involved in a motorcycle accident. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].