West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Leaves Police Officer with Serious Injuries

Keith Gorski, a West Palm Beach police officer, is expected to survive the serious injuries he sustained in a Palm Beach County motorcycle crash on Wednesday. Gorski suffered multiple injuries, including several broken bones, when a car struck his bike.

According to police, Gorski was trying to stop a speeding car when he was hit by another vehicle. Rescuers had to perform CPR d on him before he was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

If you were injured in a West Palm Beach motor vehicle crash while doing your job, you likely cannot obtain Palm Beach County personal injury damages from your employer. However, if there were other parties or persons whose negligence caused your South Florida traffic crash, you may be entitled to damages from them.

Motorcycles tend to place riders at greater risk of injuries than the occupants of other motor vehicles. Riders and passengers only have their helmet and clothing to protect them from the impact of a crash. Often, a motorcyclist ends up thrown off the bike and onto the road, other vehicles, and/or in the center of oncoming traffic. If the rider is lucky enough to survive, he/she could end up with permanent traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, and other serious, life-altering injuries.

Motorcyclists have as much right to be on the road as any other vehicle occupants. They also are entitled to legal protections and possible financial recovery in the event of a Palm Beach traffic accident.

While many people like to pin the cause of motorcycle crashes on riders, our Palm Beach injury law firm knows better. We are here to help our clients recover damages from all liable parties.

West Palm Beach motorcycle police officer hurt in crash, Sun-Sentinel, November 23, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Motorcycle crashes, Insurance Information Institute
Florida Motorcycle Laws, DMV Florida

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