Single Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents Can Happen in Kansas City-- Is Your Bike Ready for Summer Riding?
A soldier in the United States Army was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-40 and U.S. 70 in North Carolina last week. Reports indicate that Staff Sgt. Edwin Ramos was exiting onto U.S. 70 from I-40 when the brakes on the motorcycle locked up and he struck a guard rail. The soldier was thrown from the bike and suffered massive injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents are serious medical emergencies. Even if there are no symptoms immediately after the crash, if you know that you have hit your head you should get immediate emergency medical attention. If you show any of the listed signs and symptoms, see a doctor right away. Often the swelling that occurs after the injury will do more harm than the injury itself. Early intervention is the best way to prevent potentially fatal brain injury complications.
While, negligence is almost always involved in these types of accidents. But blame can not and does not rest entirely with the person driving the motorcycle. Drivers of cars, vans and SUVs need to be mindful of motorcyclists. With the summer months approaching there will be more and more motorcycles hitting the road. Motorcyclists, on the other hand, just can't abuse the road and hope everyone is watching out for them.
While at the time of this report, there is no way of indicating who was at fault, especially because the location of the accident was an uncontrolled intersection, it is important to always follow not only the Kansas and Missouri driving laws but to also pay attention and watch out for each other.
Our experienced Kansas City Motorcycle Injury Attorneys would like to remind everyone, whether you're driving a car or a motorcycle to practice safe driving techniques including wearing a seat belt and a helmet. Keep the roads safe for everyone.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a Motorcycle Injury Accident in Kansas or Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call our experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers. With over 15 years of experience in Motorcycle Injury Accidents, we may be able to help you and your family determine the best way to proceed with your personal injury claim.
Contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys to arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation. We want you to know your rights as a victim of personal injury.