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Motorcycle Accident – Avesar Law

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75% of the motorcycle accidents involved collisions with other vehicles, typically automobiles.

Motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles can be very rough to deal with, especially with how packed and condensed our roads are. Motorcyclists do not have the same protection as people in an automobile and are much more exposed to injury. In some accidents, people walk away without being seriously hurt, but there are times when serious and debilitating injury occurs, and in some cases, even death.

Many times, when a motorcycle is struck by another car or has a wreck, the driver’s head is impacted when it hits the ground or a car. A rather high percentage of motorcyclists each year are permanently disabled or killed by head trauma. In 2012, nearly 5000 motorcyclists died in accidents. Concussions and brain damage are common motorcycle crash injuries as well as broken bones such as shoulders, hips, knees and wrists. Also the pelvis, spine and neck are particularly vulnerable in a motorcycle accident. If your loved one had been seriously injured or killed, it is important to consult an attorney to discuss you legal options. Call Avesar Law today for your free legal consultation.

Mandatory Helmet Laws

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A helmet is the most effective way to minimize or even prevent a major head injury in a motorcycle accident. Many states (including California) have statutes regarding the use of motorcycle helmets. Helmets have saved many lives over the years. Those who do not wear helmets are three times more likely to suffer a head injury than those who do wear helmets. Some state laws even require the use of goggles or face shields to further protect motorcycle passengers. Although helmet laws have met with some resistance from the motorcycle community, there is no doubt that helmets have saved countless lives and reduced major injuries and/or death.

Not wearing a helmet could very well affect your case. An opposing driver or rider may raise the issue of negligence in court. In some states, not wearing a helmet is treated the same as travelling at an excessive rate of speed or failing to obey traffic laws. Either way, it is likely a court will bar or limit your recovery if you fail to wear a helmet, even if the accident was someone else’s fault.

It is very important for either you, a loved one or a representative to discuss any injury that occurred in a motorcycle accident in which you were involved with an attorney.