Throughout Southern California, motorcyclists are a constant on the roads. That includes the freeways and streets. Drivers of cars and trucks are encouraged to keep a close watch for riders to avoid motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable people on the road even if they are obeying all the rules, wear proper safety equipment and are visible and predictable. No rider is immune to the dangers – even first responders can be injured and lose their lives. Regardless of who is involved, there may be extensive challenges in the aftermath and it is important to understand the available options.
Sheriff’s deputy suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident
An officer with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was on duty on his motorcycle when he collided with a truck. The accident happened in the morning at around 7:20 a.m. The deputy was on patrol and the truck – a big rig – is believed to have been turning into a driveway when the motorcycle crashed and went underneath its front. The truck driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. The nine-year veteran deputy is married and has three sons. There is an ongoing fundraiser to help with medical and personal expenses.
Motorcycle accidents can cause myriad problems
No matter who is involved, a motorcycle accident can result in catastrophic injuries and death. Since there is little protection for a rider, their injuries can include broken bones, brain trauma, spinal cord damage, lost limbs, internal injuries, cuts, bruises and more. Medical costs can be massive, working the same job they did before may be impossible, and taking part in daily family life could be limited. The injured person might need round-the-clock care. The entire incident must be scrutinized to determine how it happened whether it was because of distraction, drivers who were under the influence, a failure to yield or for any reason.
Those injured in a motorcycle accident should have experienced assistance
As this motorcycle accident shows, all riders are in jeopardy independent of their job, age, vigilance and experience. The litany of issues that can arise after severe injuries in a motorcycle crash are significant and it is imperative to know the available steps to be compensated. Insurance companies might make an offer, but it is often far less than what will be needed. For help in assessing the case, accruing evidence and moving forward, having professional advice may be crucial.