Motorcycle accidents are all too common on the roads throughout Alabama, and all of the U.S. According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that more than 1.2 million people sustained motorcycle-related injuries that required emergency medical treatment in the U.S. from 2001 to 2008. As a result of such injuries, victims of motorcycle accidents often face extended recoveries and, in some cases, long-term effects.
A man in Huntsville, just north of Jasper, was reportedly taken to the hospital for medical treatment recently following a motorcycle accident. No details were disclosed regarding the types of injuries that the motorcyclist sustained. His condition also remains unknown to the public at this time.
It was not reported how the collision, involving the man’s motorcycle and a car, occurred. There also was no information detailed as to what may have caused the crash. Neighbors, according to news sources, reported hearing the sound of tires screeching just prior to hearing the vehicles’ impact. It was not disclosed, however, whether any of them had actually witnessed the collision.
Depending on the severity of their injuries, people who are injured in motorcycle accidents may face extensive medical expenses, as well as lost wages due to time off of work for recovery. Those who have experienced a situation such as this may find it helpful to discuss their case with a legal professional. An attorney can help them to understand what they may be entitled to, and how best to pursue seeking financial compensation.
Source: WAFF 48 News, “Car vs. motorcycle crash in Huntsville sends one to hospital,” July 14, 2014