While many motorcyclists will likely say that they ride because of the excitement or feeling of freedom they get on a motorcycle, the reality is that most of them also know that they need to take the proper precautions in order to ride safely.
Many motorcyclists will be covered in protective gear from head to toe, but definitely with a helmet on at the least. They know that other motorists may not be paying attention to the task of driving like they should be and, as a result, sometimes motorcycle accidents occur that can cause serious injuries.
If a motorcyclist is involved in a car collision, they will likely feel extremely lucky if they can walk away from the incident with just bumps and bruises. Many motorcyclists who are involved in car accidents will suffer head injuries, brain injuries and even spine injuries, even when they have protective gear on. The impact of these injuries can be life-changing.
If, for example, a motorcyclist suffers a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident, that person may not be able to function in all of the ways he used to. The victim may not be able to work anymore, or may be left with paralysis or problems with their sense of sight or hearing. Not matter the precautions motorcyclists take, they always need to be on the lookout for negligent drivers.
At our law firm, we understand that many Southern California residents enjoy riding motorcycles, but that they are also cognizant of the potential danger other drivers present. When motorcyclists suffer injuries in car accidents, they may have legal options. For more information about how we attempt to help people in the Los Angeles area, please visit our webpage.