More so than any other type of vehicle accident, motorcyclists are the most likely to have permanent disability from their injuries. Motorcyclists are the least protected of all the drivers on the road. In fact, about 88,000 bikers are seriously injured every year in motorcycle accidents, with another almost 5,000 per year in fatalities.
When your motorcycle accident leaves you permanently disabled, you need to look to your future. While it can be difficult to think past the day to day, especially if your disability makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks, it is important to consider how the accident is going to affect you going forward.
Loss of Wages or Career
When a motorcycle accident results in permanent disability, it can often mean that you are unable to continue in your current job. You may be unable to remain in the career you have because you are physically unable to do the job. This can result in loss of wages while you are looking for a new job, or loss of career entirely if you are unable to perform any job says motorcycle lawyer Joseph Bartek. This can have a devastating effect on your finances.[Read more…]