Motorcycle Collision With a Stationary Object
The Constant Danger of Stationary Objects for Motorcyclists
If you are a motorcyclist, you’re probably acutely aware of how dangerous fixed objects in and around the roadway can be. From guard rails and road signs to temporary construction cones, they all form an ominous nexus of immovable objects symbolizing serious injury and death. Motorcyclists must always be keenly perceptive of their surroundings, especially when traveling unfamiliar roadways.
As cited in “Findings from the Hurt Study - Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures,” a University of Southern California study of motorcycle accidents that was funded by the National Highway Traffic Association, the number two finding was, “Approximately one-fourth of these motorcycle accidents were single vehicle accidents involving the motorcycle colliding with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment.”
Indeed, stationary objects can prove just as devastating to the motorcyclist as can a car or truck. If you have been in a motorcycle accident involving a stationary object and feel you are owed compensation, the well-versed, capable attorneys of Lowman Law Firm in Spring Hill, Florida stand ready to fight tooth and nail on your behalf.
Some Differences Between Motorcycle Accidents Involving Stationary Objects and Other Types of Motorcycle Wrecks
First there are the physical considerations of the wreck. Because a motorcycle is traveling at a particular rate of speed, when it collides with a stationary or otherwise fixed object in or alongside the road, it is like that the driver will either be ejected and thrown from the bike or rebound off of the object. Both are sources for considerably dangerous injuries that could result in a life-threatening condition or even death.
- Compacted spine
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Head trauma
- Facial disfigurement
- Permanent paralysis
Another distinction between a motorcycle crash with a stationary object and other varieties of motorcycle accidents is who is sought for compensation. Many times these objects are properties of the State, county or municipality, and as such, these entities are well-prepared with teams of lawyers who will fight against rewarding you your just recompense. Don’t let these powerful groups push you around! If you think you need a lawyer, you probably do.
Lowman Law Firm in Spring Hill, Florida is Your Legal Resource for Motorcycle Wrecks Involving Stationary Objects
Lowman Law Firm, serving Spring Hill, Brooksville, Hernando County, Tampa and St. Petersburg, is your source for aggressive, competent and artful representation for motorcycle accidents involving stationary objects. If you are a loved one has been injured as a result of a fixed object motorcycle accident, do the prudent thing and contact one of our attorneys for your free consultation.