Motorcycle Accident

motorcycle accident

San Diego Motorcycle accidents constitute a significant percentage of personal injury lawsuits. A disproportionate number of motorcycle riders are involved in accidents as compared to people driving cars or trucks. The reason is because motorcycles are smaller and harder for other drivers to see, and also because the small size of motorcycles allows them to pass in between lanes of traffic, where cars cannot fit, subjecting themselves to the possibility of an accident, advised a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney.

One problem faced by drivers involved in a motorcycle accident that people have a stereotype that motorcycle drivers are more careless than drivers of other vehicles. In particular, people often, consciously or unconsciously, harbor prejudice against riders of “crotch rockets.” There is a stereotype that people who ride that type of motorcycle tend to be fast or reckless. This is far from the truth, as many people who ride smaller motorcycles do so for the purpose of getting better gas mileage and because they are often cheaper to purchase than a car or a larger motorcycle.

Not only are motorcycles more likely to get into an accident than other types of vehicles, but the injuries caused by the accidents are generally more severe, said a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney. People driving a car or truck are usually restrained by seatbelts, and are protected from hitting the ground by the passenger compartment of the car. It is not uncommon for motorcycle riders to be thrown from their vehicle and hit the ground violently. This can result in broken bones, head injuries damage to muscles and tendons, and road rash, advised our injury attorney.

In addition to physical injuries, motorcycle accidents can cause a person to suffer extreme pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. The victim in a motorcycle accident may be entitled to recover substantial sums of money in compensation for all of these damages. Surgeries, doctors visits and rehabilitation for injuries suffered by motorcycle riders can cost tens of thousands of dollars. It is not uncommon for injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident to necessitate back surgery. There are various types of back surgeries, one of which is called a laminectomy. This is an invasive, and very serious procedure, but is not an uncommon procedure for people who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. A laminectomy is the removal of the lamina, and often other parts of the vertebral bone.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, and your insurance company is not paying for your medical treatment, then it may be in your interest to see a doctor who will treat you with a promise to pay later in the form of a lien on your case. A medical lien on your case means that the treating physician has a right to be compensated for his medical services out of the money that you recover in the case, and the physician can enforce that right. We can make referrals to doctors and physical therapists who will, in appropriate cases, work on a lien without requiring upfront payment. The first step is to give us a call to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer San Diego. Are you looking for our car accident lawyer page.

By Douglas Gilliland