When a motorcycle accident occurs, often it is caused by the negligence of a fellow motorist who did not exercise reasonable caution around a motorcycle, resulting in an accident.
Unlike car accidents in which the passengers are surrounded by the car body’s protective shell, frame, and safety equipment, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable in that they are in the open and often bear the brunt of a crash or collision that can lead to serious injuries.
Most motorcyclist injuries involve head and neck trauma and serious trauma to the arms and legs. Injuries to these regions of the body can result in serious and life-altering damage.
California Law Protects Individuals Wrongfully Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
In cases where a motorcycle accident was caused by the negligence of another motorist, it is important to understand that you may be eligible for compensation for damages resulting from the accident.
A person injured because of a motorcycle accident may be eligible for compensatory damages including payment of medical bills for treatment of the injury, lost wages, compensation for permanent disability, emotional distress, compensation for property damage, and other reasonable damages linked to the accident.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation.