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Guy DiMartino Oct. 31, 2014

Michigan City Indiana motorcycle accident lawyer discusses recent motorcycle crash.

The News Dispatch recently reported that a Michigan City motorcyclist was injured and sustained fractures all over his body when he collided with a car. According to the report, the motorcyclist was northbound on Wozniak Road at County Road 50 South when a vehicle that was traveling southbound made a left hand turn into the motorcycle.

The facts of this case is far too common when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Many times drivers have a tendency to look right through or beyond the motorcyclist when making a right hand turn out of a driveway or side street or left hand turn across a motorcyclist's right of way. A few years ago I was involved in a case in which a motorcyclist was hit on the left hand side of his bike and his thigh (femur) sustained a severe comminuted (broken into many pieces) fracture. After multiple surgeries the doctors were unable to save the leg and the man had to undergo an above-the-knee amputation. Amputation injuries are frequent in motorcycle accidents because riders are not protected on their bikes and they have a tendency to break a lot of bones. The worst type of fracture is comminuted because the orthopedic surgeon is unable to repair the multiple fragments and these types of fractures just do not heal. Motorcyclists can never assume that another driver sees them while they are traveling on the roadway. Indiana motorcycle law is complex. If you are on your motorcycle – you must be super defensive because you have no protection if you are involved in a crash. We wish the gentleman injured in this accident a speedy recovery. If you have any questions about a motorcycle accident, call our Michigan City motorcycle accident lawyer at (219) 874-4878.