Getting into a motorcycle accident can be a frightening and disorienting experience. Because of the adrenaline rush that occurs with an accident, you may not even know that you’re hurt immediately, which is why it’s important to seek medical treatment following an accident even if you don’t believe you’ve been injured. While riding a motorcycle in California isn’t much more dangerous than driving in a car, you will likely be more susceptible to being injured in a motorcycle accident when compared to a car accident. Make sure that you always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle to lessen the possibility of being injured.
Common Injuries That Can Occur From a Motorcycle Accident
When you’re riding a motorcycle, there’s very little protection for your body in the event that you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, which is why injuries are common in such accidents. Motorcyclists who don’t wear helmets oftentimes suffer from such head injuries as concussions, cracked skulls, and even more serious injuries to the brain. Broken bones and neck injuries are also common. An injury that almost solely occurs during motorcycle accidents involves a road rash. This type of injury is brought about when sliding against the pavement after being thrown from the motorcycle. As long as you’re wearing the appropriate padding and clothing, the road rash injuries should only involve bruising, cuts, and scrapes. However, a lack of proper clothing can lead to nerve damage or muscle damage.
Types of Compensation You Can Obtain
If the driver of another motorcycle or car was at fault for the accident, you will likely have the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit. As long as you obtained quick medical attention following the accident, you should have the documentation necessary to prove that you were injured. The types of compensation that you can obtain for your injuries include medical expenses, emotional pain and suffering, and lost wages.
How Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Our personal injury attorneys have received the experience and training that are necessary to successfully resolve personal injury cases that occur from motorcycle accidents. We know how to prove fault and will help you determine which legal option is best for your specific situation.
Here at Guldjian Law, we aim to provide quality legal representation for any client who has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Orange County and wants to explore their legal options. Call us today so that we can provide you with the legal assistance you require.