Owning a motorcycle is a symbol of freedom. Riders love to get out on the roadway and experience something that people in regular vehicles can’t.
If you are a motorcycle rider, we know you take steps to stay safe. We also know that you can’t control other drivers around you and that they are sometimes reckless.
Do you know what steps to take if you get into an accident?
If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Glendale, the Compass Law Group is standing by with an experienced and knowledgeable team. We want to make sure you are compensated fairly in the aftermath of an accident.
California leads the way in the United States when it comes to motorcycle ownership, with nearly 900,000 according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
That means that there are plenty of free-spirits enjoying rides around the state.
It also means that there are more opportunities for motorcycle accidents. Other drivers tend to be careless around motorcyclists. Some even find it annoying that they have to share the road with them. This carelessness can lead to them riding too closely to motorcyclists, a dangerous thing if a cyclist has to stop quickly.
There were 14,418 injuries in motorcycle accidents in California in 2016.
By now, we know that drivers often operate their vehicles at the same time they are distracted by their phones or other devices. Whether they are sending a text message or watching a video, drivers think it is okay to take their eyes off the road.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Drunk drivers have and always will pose serious risks to motorcyclists, as they do to everyone else on and around the roadway. A drunk driver may not even stop after an accident.
When a motorcycle rider is hit by a car, that is only the first impact. The second one is with the ground. Both impacts have the ability to cause significant bodily damage.
Minor injuries include road rash, bumps, and bruises. Hopefully these are short ER visits.
Major injuries can range from broken bones and internal organ damage to spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.
If an injury requires surgery to repair or extended rehabilitation to heal, the injured rider could be sidelined for months. If they are disabled, their life may never be the same.
Will insurance cover all expenses, from medical costs to lost income?
After a motorcycle accident, you may wonder what your options are, especially if it was caused by someone else’s negligence. Don’t worry, the Compass Law Group will be by your side. Our Glendale motorcycle accident attorneys will work to secure compensation so you can afford your medical expenses, but we won’t stop there.
If you can’t work, we will get money for lost income. If you have emotional damage, we want to make sure you are compensated for pain and suffering. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.