Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
Take Legal Action Today
When on the road, motorcyclists are at an extreme disadvantage: Significantly smaller in both size and weight, it is easy for a motorcycle to go unseen by other cars and trucks on the road. Oftentimes, this is the cause of serious collisions that not only injure the motorcyclist involved but sometimes even result in catastrophic injuries or death. No matter the degree of the injury incurred, the fact of the matter is that if you were involved in an accident that caused your injuries, then you have a right as a motorcyclist to take legal action.
Motorcycle Collisions & Statistics
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), motorcycle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death and injury among victims of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. While the number of deaths connected to automobile crashes reached an all-time low in 2008, the number of deaths connected to motorcycle collisions reached an equally all-time high. In fact, in only seven years - from 2001 to 2008 - nearly 35,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents throughout the U.S., some right here in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. More than one million riders were treated for bodily injuries in hospitals and medical centers throughout the country.
At greatest risk, according to statistics, are motorcyclists in the 20-24 year old age group. Even the motorcycle riders that take precautions to wear protective gear such as helmets, elbow pads, vests, etc. are not safe from being seriously injured or even killed in an accident involving another car or truck on the road. The majority of riders harmed in a motorcycle accident suffer injury to the leg or foot (30%), followed closely by injury to the head or neck (22%). It is believed that more people are riding motorcycles in the U.S. than ever before - a fact that is likely to result in even more accidents, injuries and deaths in areas throughout the nation.
Safety Tips to Take on the Road With You
Riding a motorcycle automatically leaves you susceptible to some of the inherent dangers associated with the sport / recreation. However, this does not mean that you cannot help make your riding experience as safe as possible. Following safety tips such as wearing only industry approved riding helmets and abstaining from drinking and driving are cardinal rules that should never be broken. The same is true of any friends and family that may be riders as well. Taking on the responsibility of making sure that they too engage in only safe driving practices when riding motorcycles could statistically prevent a number of accidents from occurring in the future. It is also wise to avoid tailgating and travelling at excessive speeds. While these are practices that could be potentially dangerous for any driver on the road, they have proven to be particularly dangerous for the riders of motorcycles.
Seeking Financial Restitution for Your Injuries
If you have already been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Palm Springs or anywhere in the Coachella Valley then we suggest you to call our firm today. There is no way to immediately know how costly your medical bills and rehabilitation costs could be. Taking legal action may be the only means you have to obtaining the compensation you will need to be able to afford these expenses. With more than 40 years of experience in the field of personal injury law, our legal team has been successful in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of the clients we've represented, some of which have included motorcycle accident victims. Your first consultation at Barry Regar APLC will be provided on a complimentary basis, so do not hesitate to call our office now. Don't wait to contact Attorney Regar for the effective legal representation you need to successfully obtain the compensation you deserve.