As we have discussed in previous blog posts (like this one discussing the likelihood of catastrophic injuries when in a motorcycle crash), motorcycles are common sights on the Los Angeles roads and freeways. Unfortunately for the riders, statistics show that a motorcyclist is five times more likely to be injured in an accident than the occupant of a car and a motorcyclist is more likely to die in a collision than the passenger or driver of a car. There something to be said for having tons of steel protecting you against other vehicles. Whether you drive a motorcycle or another type of vehicle in Southern California, drive carefully.
As we have mentioned, even with the required helmet and other protective measures, a motorcyclist does not have the same steel walls of protection that automobile occupants have. Common injuries from West Los Angeles motorcycle accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Closed head injuries
- Road rash
- Skull fracture injuries
- Laceration injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Torn ligaments
Many times, negligent drivers are to blame for motorcyclists being injured while on the road. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident because of another driver’s carelessness or unlawful driving behavior, speak to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in West Los Angeles immediately — you or your loved one might be able to recover financially for injuries and losses. A skilled Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney will go over the facts of your case with you and help you determine what monetary compensation you might be able to recover. For more information on compensatory damages in California, including how you can recover them, click here.
Riding a motorcycle can be a high-risk activity, but as a licensed motorcycle driver you still have legal rights. Riding a motorcycle in Los Angeles does not mean you give up your ability to enjoy a safe highway or freeway and protection against negligent drivers.
If you have suffered any of these injuries because of a motorcycle accident and you believe you were not at fault, contact the aggressive personal injury attorneys at BIKLAW today.