Thousands of motorcycle deaths occur in the United States every year, and can lead to catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage and bleeding, and even paralysis or death. If you were in a motorcycle accident and suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to receive compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle injuries are typically catastrophic for the motorcycle rider, as they have substantially less protection than motorists on the roadways. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Changing lanes and running into a motorcyclist
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Motorcyclist illegally drives between two lanes of traffic
- Vehicle opening a car door into a motorcyclist
- Sudden stopping
- Left-turn accidents
- No-contact motorcycle accidents (motorcyclist lays down their vehicle in an attempt to avoid an actual collision).
Deadline to File a Personal Injury Claim
Motorcycle accidents typically cause serious injuries, including death. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you may face medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, permanent paralysis or life-long medical challenges. In the State of California, you only have two years from the date of the accident that caused your injuries related to a motorcycle accident to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. While two years may seem like a long time, building a strong personal injury claim related to a motorcycle accident can involve an extensive investigation as well as expert testimony and analysis of evidence related to the accident. Do not delay in contacting an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you may feel overwhelmed with mounting medical bills and the inability to return to work resulting in a loss of income. Building a strong personal injury case following a motorcycle accident can be legally complex and challenging. For more than 20 years, Ken Sigelman, a licensed medical doctor as well and an award-winning trial lawyer, has had an exceptional record of verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards. If you suffered any injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced and compassionate motorcycle accident attorneys at 866-971-8956 or online today for a free consultation.