Motorcycle accidents can cause major medical and financial issues

You probably already knew when you bought your first motorcycle that there was a degree of risk that came with getting on it. Chances are that you learned to safely operate your motorcycle before taking it on public roadways. You know how to drive it and how to stay safe. You may choose to wear leather and a helmet or add reflective strips to your clothing, jacket, helmet or motorcycle.

Even if you take every precaution when driving, it's easy for someone else to fail to see you and cause a serious accident. Every year, motorcyclists are hurt and killed by drivers of larger vehicles.

Given the weather and climate in the area, it's no surprise that many people in California choose to commute on a motorcycle. There are even more people who drive them recreationally, on vacations and weekends. Large motor vehicle drivers need to remember that they are sharing the road with people on motorcycles and bicycles. Unfortunately, many accidents are caused by drivers of larger vehicles.

Roughly 60 out of every 100,000 motorcycle drivers in California experience a fatal accident each year, and even more suffer serious injuries. If you have recently experienced a serious motorcycle crash caused by another driver, you need to speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney about your accident right away.

Motorcycle accidents have can long-term effects on your life

When you get into a crash with a larger vehicle, there's a real potential for injury and property damage. Broken bones, spinal injuries, head injuries and road rash can all result in medical bills and lost wages while you recover. If you work a manual or service job, you could miss work for weeks or even months. In some cases, such as spinal or brain injuries, you may never be able to return to your old line of work. Combine that with the damage to your motorcycle and medical bills, including surgeries and physical therapy, and it's easy to see how a motorcycle accident can change your life forever.

You shouldn't have to suffer a lower quality of life because of someone else's mistake on the road. The person who failed to notice you and turned or merged in front of you should be held accountable for the damages and injuries caused. Working with an experienced California personal injury attorney is your best choice in this situation. Even if you're offered a settlement by an insurance company, you should make sure that the offer is fair and reasonable before you sign anything. An attorney can help by reviewing the offer and negotiating if it isn't fair.

Your attorney can help you get compensation for your injuries

You deserve legal protection after an accident. Your attorney can help ensure you are treated fairly and can fight on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle crash.

Source: Nov. 30, -0001

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