Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents in Santa Maria
Contributing Factors to Motorcycle Accidents
Bike riders involved in motorcycle accidents usually sustain terrible injuries. A helmet and the clothing worn are the only protections that a biker has during a motorcycle accident. Other drivers cause the majority of motorcycle accidents and the most common cause is the failure of a driver to yield right of way to a motorcycle while make a left-hand turn in an intersection. Other factors that may contribute to motorcycle accidents are bad weather conditions that cause wet or icy slippery roads, objects in the road, or auto or truck drivers with poor visibility unable to see a motorcycle.
Victims of motorcycle accidents may receive serious injuries and extensive property damage. Individuals injured in motorcycle accidents should contact a Santa Maria personal injury lawyer for legal guidance from a lawyer experienced in motorcycle accident cases. At the Pacific Attorney Group we are knowledgeable in the laws relating to personal injuries and have helped many clients injured in motorcycle accidents receive maximum monetary compensation.
Types of Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle that collides with an automobile, SUV, van or truck can cause the motorcyclist severe injuries or death. Common injuries from motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Soft tissue damage - severe lacerations and bruising
- Broken or crushed bones, amputations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
If negligent actions caused an accident then the responsible party may be liable to the injured motorcyclist. The victim may be eligible for monetary compensation in the form of loss of earnings and future earning capacity, medical expenses and future medical treatment, property damage, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
It is best to speak with an attorney before settling an insurance claim. Insurance companies typically downplay accident injuries and attempt to settle for as little amount as possible. The Pacific Attorney Group has assisted many individuals injured in motorcycle accidents. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys.
Contact a Santa Maria Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
for representation for motorcycle injuries.