Last week, a hit-and-run crash in Anaheim left one person in critical condition. Police say that a preliminary investigation suggests that a motorcyclist was traveling on State College Boulevard when he was struck by an SUV at around six in the evening.
Police say that the driver of the SUV did not stop to help the injured cyclist or return to the scene of the crash.
While we do not yet know what caused the accident, we do know that cases like this are not uncommon. In fact, motorcycle accidents usually result in some kind of injury. Often, they end with a fatality.
Do you know what to do if you are in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence?
If you need an Anaheim motorcycle accident attorney, turn to the experienced team at the Compass Law Group.
What Can Happen?
California has more motorcycles than any other state in the country because it offers wonderful weather and scenery for riding. Unfortunately, the same freedom that motorcycles love also jeopardizes them in accidents. 2016, the latest reporting year for California, saw more than 14,418 injuries from motorcycle accidents.
Most of this accident results in some kind of injury.
Because motorcyclists have almost no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. They are so vulnerable to careless drivers. Often, drivers simply do not give motorcyclists the space they need on the roadway.
Other times, a distracted driver causes major harm. All too often, we see that drivers are paying more attention to their phone screens than the roadway.
Drunk drivers continue to be a problem for motorcycle riders, despite the massive amount of DUI arrests that occur in the state each year.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be severe. Even cyclists who wear a helmet are still vulnerable to spinal cord injuries, major internal organ damage, broken and dislocated bones, as well as major soft tissue damage.
All of these injuries will require immediate emergency care. Often surgery is needed. This can mean that an injured motorcyclist needs to undergo long periods of rehabilitation. There are too many people who end up disabled because of motorcycle injuries.
All of this can become costly for injury victims and their families, especially if they are unable to work while they heal.
Will your insurance cover all of your accident-related expenses?
What if you are never able to return to work?
What You Can Do Now
We know that a motorcycle accident can be scary, especially if it causes injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, seek legal assistance. We know that insurance companies may not offer enough to cover all of your accident-related expenses. At the Compass Law Group, we will work with you to secure the compensation you need.