Motorcycle accidents are a serious problem in Los Angeles. With all of the cars, buses, motorcycles, and cyclists on the road, it is easy for a motorcyclist to get caught in the middle of a deadly auto accident. According to the NHTSA, nearly 100,000 motorcyclists are killed in crashes each year. Motorcyclists are nearly 40 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than drivers of other vehicles and are nearly 10 times more likely to be injured. If your or a loved one was injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle crash, you need to reach out to a skilled auto accident attorney.
As we shared above, motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable for several reasons. Unlike cars, trucks, SUVs, or buses, motorcycles have no protective shell, no airbags and no seatbelts. While motorcyclists can stay safer and contribute to road safety by following the rules of the road and wearing appropriate protective gear, they often cannot to prevent all types of crashes. And unfortunately for riders, motorcycle accidents tend to include not just more fatalities than other vehicle accidents but can also more catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash include hip and other bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries and concussions and more.
As with any auto accident injury, catastrophic injuries can lead to short term and long term disability, which is often costly and life-altering. Accident victims often require extensive medical care, surgery, physical therapy and mental health care both immediately after the accident and for weeks or months after. In other words, the physical, emotional and financial costs of motorcycle accidents can be steep. Who is legally responsible for these costs? If you were injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, reach out to an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after your accidents in order to discuss and protect your rights, which can include financial compensation for your injuries. An aggressive attorney can help a motorcycle accident victim explore his or her options and file a personal injury suit if necessary to recoup their damages.
For more information on financial recovery for motorcycle accident injuries, or to learn how you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver or other party, contact BIKLAW today.