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Three Facts about Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on in Personal Injury

California accident attorney, California personal injury lawyerMotorcycles are a popular way to travel in California. Whether they are used for leisure to drive along the coast or used for commuting to get through traffic, there are over 800,000 registered motorcycles in the state of California. If you get into an accident on a motorcycle, hiring a skilled San Jose motorcycle accident lawyer will help you get the compensation you deserve. An attorney who focuses on motorcycle accidents will have the know-how on how to handle your claim efficiently.

Here are three facts about motorcycle accidents you may not be aware of:

  1. Unfortunately, getting into an accident while on a motorcycle usually leads to greater chances of severe injuries. The vast majority - 80 percent - of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. Compare that with car accidents, where only 20 percent of car crashes result in injury or death. Because of the likelihood of serious injury, it is recommended that an attorney review your case since a lot is at stake.
  2. The likelihood of injury does not necessarily have anything to with the motorcyclist being at fault. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in a majority of accidents involving a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is not at fault. As a motorcyclist, you have rights. Do not think that simply because you are at higher risk of injury means that you are entitled to less under the law. The negligent driver who caused your accident is still responsible for your injuries.
  3. Head injury sustained during a motorcycle crash is the leading cause of serious injury or death in motorcycle accidents. Head injuries come with a host of complications that can last a lifetime including coma, vegetative state, memory loss, emotional disturbances, and learning difficulties. This is why it is critical to wear a helmet, however, these injuries can still occur despite using protective gear.

Contact a San Jose Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault or not entirely your fault, you should speak to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who knows and understand California law and the injuries you have suffered. If you settle your claims, you lose the right to bring a lawsuit later. If you wait too long, you lose the right to be compensated for your injuries. For these reasons, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Contact the San Jose motorcycle accident attorneys at Jachimowicz Law Group, Attorneys at Law, Inc. by calling 408-246-5500 for a free initial consultation.

 

Source:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/safebike/approach.html

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