Shawn Steel Law Firm actively represent individuals in many different kinds of civil cases throughout California. At our firm, we have a commitment to act as an advocate on the behalf of all individuals’ rights. Our mission is to provide an exceptional legal service that is easily affordable. Motorcycle accidents take enough of toll on victims and we make it a priority not to add to that stress.
We extend our service to all who require the services of an attorney. We work tirelessly to make sure justice is reached for our clients. Filing a compensation claim for an injury suffered because of the negligence of another person is a legal right. We endeavor to give our clients the outcome they desire and deserve. Our success in pursuing personal injury compensation claims covers all the range of traffic accidents, including motorcycle accidents.
A motorcycle is a relatively small vehicle when compared with a truck or a car. When there is an accident that involves a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, the consequences for the motorcyclist can be quite devastating. A motorcyclist is vulnerable, and unlike a larger vehicle, the rider has no external protection. Exposure to weather means the rider has to wear appropriate clothing but this clothing provides little protection if a rider is involved in an accident.
Risks for a motorcyclist:
- When out on the road, another motorists can fail to spot a motorcyclist, which often results in a crash
- When the motorcyclist fails to drive in a responsible manner, often changing from one lane to another without looking, creating a danger to the motorcyclist and other road users
- Inclement weather, icy road surfaces, potholes and bad road maintenance may lead a motorcyclist to lose absolute control of the motorcycle
Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
As a motorcyclist, you can sustain much worse injuries if you collide with another vehicle than if you were driving a larger vehicle. You have far less protection with the absence of doors, airbags and a roof. If you’re in a minor accident, you may just come out with some cuts and bruises. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents tend to be more serious because of the lack of protection around the driver.
Possible injuries include:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Severe brain and head injuries
- Damaged and crushed internal organs
- Broken and lost teeth
- Spinal cord and back injuries
Injuries of these types can be absolutely devastating and have a great impact on you and your family. You may have to spend a considerable amount of time in the hospital and more time at home simply recovering. The injuries may be so serious that you could lose your job, especially if you no longer have the ability to move as before. In addition, any financial and medical problems brought on by the accident may affect you for the remainder of your life.
A Lawyer Can Offer Help
Motorcyclists who drive too fast are unable to respond to changes in road conditions, and could end up in a serious accident. On the other hand, a motorcyclist can also be a victim of an accident that was caused by another motorist. If you have sustained a personal injury in a motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, then our firm has the ability to offer you sound representation.
Our target is to make sure that the compensation claim we pursue will take into account medical expenses, present and future financial loss and pain and suffering. It should not be forgotten that you have a legal right to file a claim for compensation for injuries when you did not cause the accident.
We treat you with the courtesy and respect you deserve. We will handle your case both diligently and competently while adhering to the high standards demanded of our profession.
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact Shawn Steel Law Firm at 800–626–003 for a free evaluation of your case.