What to Do If You Were Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Any car accident can lead to serious injuries or death, but this risk is amplified considerably when one of the parties involved is riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, because motorcyclists are relatively unprotected—even when they wear helmets and wear proper protective gear—they are the ones who most frequently sustain severe, catastrophic injuries or die as a result of collisions with larger vehicles.
At Gill Law Group, PC, we know that motorcycles can be an exciting alternative to traditional automobiles and provide a fast and convenient way to get around. But when an accident happens, injured motorcyclists need reliable legal representation to help them get back on their feet. Our Orange County motorcycle accident attorney, Raja Gill, has extensive experience representing injured motorcyclists and the families of those wrongfully killed in devastating accidents. Raja Gill can guide you through your legal options and provide the caring, personalized representation you deserve.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
As previously mentioned, motorcycle accidents tend to result in some of the most severe and life-threatening injuries. These injuries often lead to life-changing disabilities, affecting nearly all areas of the victim’s life, as well as the lives of the victim’s family members and loved ones.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
Motorcycle accident-related injuries can lead to permanent disability or disfigurement. Victims often have to take time off work to recover and, in some cases, they may never be able to work again. Additionally, medical expenses can add up quickly, adding additional financial challenges to an already incredibly difficult situation. In short, motorcycle accidents are frequently devastating, disrupting every aspect of a person's life and affecting their entire family.
Who Is Liable for Motorcycle Accidents?
Unfortunately, many people believe the common misconception that motorcyclists are inherently dangerous, risky drivers. But this is simply not true. Many motorcyclists are extremely careful, aware that a single mistake could put their lives at risk.
The majority of motorcycle accidents occur because another person behaves negligently or recklessly. All too often, other motorists fail to act with reasonable care when sharing the road with motorcyclists—they may fail to see a motorcyclist who is legally lane-splitting when changing lanes, or they may tailgate a motorcyclist on the freeway and be unable to stop in time when traffic conditions change. A motorist might be texting while driving or fail to stop at a stop sign. All of these are examples of negligence—and negligent drivers can be held legally accountable.
Liability in motorcycle accident claims can be difficult to determine, but it is a crucial element of a successful personal injury claim. Visit our Negligence in Motorcycle Accident Claims page to learn more.
If you or someone you love was involved in a motorcycle accident in Orange County, and you believe the crash was the result of someone else's negligent actions, reach out to Gill Law Group, PC right away. You deserve to collect damages for the suffering you have experienced. Reckless drivers put everyone at risk, especially those who are already more vulnerable, such as motorcyclists and pedestrians. Even worse, the battle isn't over when you seek the medical treatment you need and begin the path to healing.
Raja Gill is not only an experienced attorney but also an avid motorcycle rider himself.
Insurance companies will likely try to offer you far less than you deserve in the hopes of a quick, easy, and low settlement—don't be a victim twice. You deserve compensation for your medical expenses and other damages suffered throughout this ordeal, and you will need a skilled personal injury lawyer at your side who is not afraid to fight for your rights.
Contact our firm today, so that we can take care of the legal matters while you focus on recovering from this devastating accident.