Seeking Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident
The sleek design, speed and adrenaline-rush-inducing power of a motorcycle makes it an attractive means of transport for some people. Others love these machines because they are almost traffic-jam-proof during busy rush hour. However, despite these characteristics, motorcycles do not have the physical protection that is present in other vehicles. Additionally, the protective gear worn by motorcyclists is usually inadequate to prevent serious injuries in the event of an accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than other motorists. In 2012, motorcycle accidents accounted for more than 80,000 injuries and more than 4,000 deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
The injuries sustained by motorcycle victims are usually catastrophic and may permanently alter the quality of life. The most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Brain injury for motorcyclists who do not wear helmets and pedestrians
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
- Road Rash
Damages Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims
Injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents often result in expensive medical bills, permanent disability, lost wages and many other financial hardships. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can recover the full extent of the compensation that you deserve, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of future potential earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident and have suffered serious injuries, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney in San Fernando Valley to help you get the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with attorney Ghazal Amy Vahdat, please call the Law Offices of Vahdat & Associate at (888) 523-1698.