Helping Motorcyclists Who Have Been Injured
Motorcycle riders are in a vulnerable position on the highway, with little protection from careless drivers who refuse to share the road. Any driver of a car or truck who contributes to a motorcycle accident may be liable for the resulting injuries and damages. There are many ways that a driver can be found negligent in causing an accident including:
- Failure to give a motorcycle adequate road space.
- Following or passing too close, or swerving in front of a motorcycle.
- Not obeying traffic signs or stop lights.
- Changing lanes without looking for a passing motorcycle.
- Driving aggressively or with disregard for the safety of the rider.
Types of Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
The victim of a motorcycle accident can sustain devastating injuries – often, life threatening ones. The potential economic damages for injuries include:
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
- Permanent scarring
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprained muscle
- Torn ligament
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Brain injury
- Fractured/Broken bones
- Head injury
In most cases, an injured person may also demand non-economic damages for pain and suffering, especially if your injuries are severe and life altering. These damages can include mental and emotional distress as well as physical pain.
In California, the law limits the amount of time after a person incurs an injury to file suit. If you or someone you love has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.