When a motorcycle accident occurs in California, it is common for the motorcyclist to suffer injuries in the crash. In some cases, a motorcycle accident may even result in a fatality. But, if the motorcyclist survives, there is a chance that the rider will suffer from severe injuries that could impact their life for the long-term.
Spinal cord injuries, for example, may occur in a motorcycle accident. How can a spinal cord injury impact a person’s life? Well, the fact is that the impact could be quite extensive.
The worst aspect of spinal cord injuries is that the effects of the injury could be permanent. An accident victim who suffers this type of injury may face lifelong changes in their ability to function, both physically and mentally. Paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries, as could the loss of reflexes, the ability to breathe properly and also the ability to control the bowels or bladder. Some California residents who have suffered a spinal cord injury are restricted to a wheelchair for life.
Motorcycle accidents often occur because other motorists are not even aware of the presence of a motorcycle. This lack of awareness has impacted thousands of lives throughout the country, including some in California. Anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury may need to explore their legal options, as the care for such a condition will almost certainly be extremely expensive and could last a lifetime. An attorney can help file a lawsuit against the driver responsible to recover compensation for the victim’s injuries.