A recent post on this blog discussed how a California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a motorcycle crash on a state highway. Due to their small sizes and the rapid rates of speed at which they can travel, motorcycles can sometimes be difficult vehicles for other drivers to see on public roads. In some cases, an automobile driver’s failure to yield to a motorcycle may not be intentional and may result from an oversight.
Whether a crash is intentional or accidental, many motorcycle accident victims suffer serious injuries from their collisions. Since they do not have protective structures around them and may only rely on the clothing they are wearing for fortification, motorcyclists often hit streets hard when an impact throws them from their vehicles. Such an impact can result in broken bones, damaged organs and other significant bodily harm, which also can lead to death.
The attorneys of the Killackey Law Offices understand that a motorcycle accident victim’s first priority often is to recover from his injuries. However, some victims may face tough times when the medical and therapeutic treatments required to improve their conditions cost more money than they are able to pay. They can find themselves hurt, hemorrhaging money and without options for further recovery.
Lawsuits based in personal injury can sometimes provide accident victims with an avenue for recovering damages. Claims based on the negligent or reckless conduct of others can provide courts with enough evidence to award victims’ damages for the injuries they sustained in their motorcycle crashes. The Killackey Law Offices can help individuals in just these situations evaluate their legal claims and determine if damages are possible in their cases.