Personalized and Compassionate Counsel After a Serious Motorcycle Wreck
Motorcyclists agree: There is nothing that can compare with the feeling of freedom that one gets from riding a motorcycle on the open road. Whether you are traveling up and down the coast or cruising around Los Angeles, San Francisco or another popular tourist destination, you simply cannot get the feeling of wind brushing through your hair and the rumble of a powerful engine beneath you while driving a passenger car. However, these perks of motorcycling in California come at a cost: An increased risk of suffering catastrophic, even fatal, injuries in a motorcycle crash.
Rancho Cucamonga Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcyclists and their families who have been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle crash need compassionate but determined legal counsel to help them determine whether they might be entitled to compensation for their losses and to help them hold those responsible for the wreck accountable for their actions. The experienced Rancho Cucamonga motorcycle accident lawyers of Schwartzberg | Luther, APC are able to help motorcycle crash injury victims do just this.
Types of Injuries in a Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle riders do not have the same protections in the event of a crash that occupants of a passenger car do. Drivers and passengers in passenger vehicles are protected in the event of a crash by the car’s chassis as well as seatbelts and airbags. The car’s fender and other parts of the car are designed to absorb some of the impact of the crash so that the occupants of the car do not feel the full force of the crash. Motorcyclists enjoy none of these protections. In fact, oftentimes the only “protection” a motorcyclist will have against serious injuries will consist of his or her helmet and clothing. Motorcyclists, therefore, may suffer any of the following injuries in a crash:
- Abrasions and lacerations, including severe “road rash”;
- Broken arm and leg bones;
- Hip and groin injuries from straddling the bike;
- Amputations or losses of limbs;
- Crushing injuries if a body part becomes trapped between the motorcycle and the road or the other vehicle;
- Spine and neck injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
Any one of these injuries can result in expensive medical bills, lengthy recovery times, lost wages due to missing work, and pain and anguish. A California motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for these and other losses.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Your first concern after a motorcycle crash is ensuring that you are safe and that you receive immediate medical attention. Summon emergency medical personnel right away. If you are in danger due to leaking fuel or a fire nearby, remove yourself to a safe location: otherwise, do not attempt to move until medical personnel arrive (especially if you suspect you may have suffered a head, neck, or spine injury). You should allow yourself to be examined by emergency medical personnel at the scene or your personal doctor as soon as possible, even if you do not feel the crash was serious. You may have suffered internal injuries that need immediate attention.
Try to gather as much information as possible at the scene: the name and insurance information of the other driver(s) involved, the names and phone numbers of any witnesses who saw the crash, and the names and badge numbers of any officers who respond to investigate the crash. Photograph the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved, as well as your own injuries, if you have a camera or smartphone available.
Then contact Schwartzberg | Luther, APC as soon as possible to discuss filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit. They will carefully evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case and help you understand the various options you may have for recovering compensation for your injuries. Schedule your free initial consultation today by calling the California motorcycle crash attorneys at Schwartzberg | Luther, APC at (909) 457-4270.