It’s no wonder why motorcyclists love traveling California’s highways, but unfortunately riding in the Golden State is not without risk. Motorcycle accidents often result in life-changing injuries that cost a real fortune to treat.
According to a sobering statistic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists continue to be overrepresented in traffic-related fatalities. Per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists are about 29 times more likely to be in a fatal accident compared with automobile drivers/passengers. Motorcycle crashes often involve serious and catastrophic injury claims. Most bikers know the risks on the road and take safety precautions to avoid an accident. Sadly, even when bikers make sure all safety measures are in place, they cannot prevent the actions of a negligent car or truck driver.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones/bone fractures
- Neck/back or spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal injuries.
- Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
- Broken ribs.
- Internal bleeding.
- Organ damage
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents include:
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Lane splitting
- Inattentive driving
- Unsafe road conditions
- Impaired visibility
- Hit-and-run drivers
- Motorcycle manufacturers who produce defective parts
After a motorcycle accident, you have two options for securing compensation for your injuries and other losses: a personal injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit. It’s important for you to understand the difference between the two: Claims are legal demands for compensation, such as a request to an insurance company for payment following an accident. Lawsuits are legal actions decided in court and involve one party, the plaintiff, suing another party, the defendant, for compensation.
As if the pain was not enough, there’s a ton to do after a motorcycle crash to give your case the best chance of resulting in a fair settlement. Many of these proceedings need to be completed as soon as possible while valuable evidence is still available. If you file a personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle accident, your lawsuit will likely include a claim or claims against the at-fault driver for negligence. When you contact an attorney, you should be prepared with all the information (or evidence) that you gathered after your accident. Your attorney will then be able to evaluate your claim and provide you with the assistance that you need.
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
File your claim and schedule your free consultation in English or Spanish today. Count on an experienced lawyer from Workers’ Advocate Law Group who has extensive experience in fighting for their clients’ rights.