Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Long Beach
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 2001- 2008, around 1,222,000 victims of motorcycle crashes were rushed in to the emergency departments in hospitals across the U.S., where more than 34,000 of them succumbed to their injuries. The death rates among motorcyclists rocketed by 55% in that period.
When a motorcycle is involved in a collision with a car, truck or a fixed object, the rider is clearly at a disadvantage, with the possibility of death being 25 times higher in case of the motorcyclist than the driver of the other vehicle. Even the most vigilant and skilled motorcycle riders are not safe from these hazards. Defective road surfaces and the negligence of other drivers are commonly cited in motorcycle accident compensation claims.
Even if the crash does not prove fatal, it can result in substantial medical bills and prolonged periods of unemployment during recovery. Not only is the financial and emotional distress caused by motorcycle crashes disastrous; the common physical injuries encountered are no less catastrophic and can include:
- Amputations and disfigurement
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Fractured bones
- Road rash
In a personal injury claim following a motorcycle accident, both negligence and product liability may be taken into account as contributing factors. The victim of the accident may be eligible to receive damages for the losses incurred as a result of the incident, including:
- Expenses, including medical, wage loss, rehabilitation costs and potential future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering, in addition to loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium
At Gabriel & Associates, we have a team of skilled attorneys ready to fight for you to receive the compensation you and your family deserve after a motorcycle accident. We stand ready to advocate for your rights, and will exhaust every possible source of restitution available in your case. Call now for a free consultation at (562) 436-9292, or dial our toll-free number (800) 801-7221.