American boxer Paul Williams faces the fight of his life starts his recovery from a serious motorcycle accident. The thirty-year –old, twice a WBO welterweight champion, suffered serious head and back injuries after coming off his bike in Atlanta, Georgia.
Doctors have said that it’s unlikely Williams will box or even walk again, after severing his spinal cord in the crash. Such a devastating and life-changing accident is always tragic, but for it to happen to an athlete in his prime is additionally saddening for sports fans.
It’s a reminder that motorcycle accidents do not discriminate when choosing their victims. A champion boxer, with unrivalled core and back strength developed over a lifetime of training, is just as vulnerable as the next man when thrown from a motorbike at high speed.
Were an individual to have an accident in similar circumstances in the UK, we would be able to pursue a claim for compensation on their behalf. The crash occurred as Williams moved to avoid a car in the next lane that was negotiating a curve, and then swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Williams was forced into evasive action due to another road user.
The significant point here is that, regardless of whether or not there is a collision with another vehicle, should another road user’s driving force you to take evasive action, then they could be found liable for causing the accident.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, please contact us today to discuss your claim free of charge with a specialist Motorcycle Accident Solicitor.