As this blog has discussed previously, injuries to motorcyclists following an accident are often catastrophic. After a motorcycle crash, a motorcyclist in the Albuquerque area may suffer from a head injury or spinal cord injury that leaves him or her permanently disabled. In these sorts of cases, it is quite obvious to the general public that the motorcyclist needs help and financial support.
Thankfully, not all motorcycle accidents end with these sorts of horrible injuries. However, it is important for New Mexico residents to remember that just because a motorcyclist is able to "walk away" from a crash, it does not mean he or she hasn't been significantly injured.
For instance, as with the case of other types of vehicle accidents, motorcyclists can easily suffer a range of soft tissue injuries after an accident, some of which may not be fully apparent until well after the wreck. These sorts of injuries, which include things like sprains, pulled muscles, whiplash and the like can in serious cases leave a person dealing with pain, and possibly other issues, for many years or even the rest of his or her life.
If he or she was hurt by a negligent or inattentive driver, a motorcyclist should not hesitate to seek compensation for soft tissue and other injuries that, while not catastrophic, should not be considered "minor" or taken lightly. Such injuries can, after all, still impact a person's life both financially and in other ways, and a victim deserves to be compensated for these losses. A New Mexico attorney with experience handling motorcycle accidents can prove to be of valuable assistance in helping a victim get the compensation he or she deserves.