Motorcycles are very common sights on California streets and highways. Especially now with gas prices and unemployment on the rise, motorcycles allow people to save a lot of money on gas while going to and from work, running errands and simply getting around. Motorcycle sales in Torrance, CA and around the country have risen dramatically over the last several years. Unfortunately, this has led to a corresponding increase in motorcycle accidents. The Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to motorcycle accident victims and their families.
Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries for riders and passengers. The majority of accidents are caused by negligent drivers of passenger vehicles failing to notice or respect a motorcyclist’s right of way. These accidents are most likely to occur at intersections with a vehicle disobeying a traffic signal and turning directly into a motorcyclist’s path. Even if a rider is wearing a helmet, boots, leathers and other protective gear, he or she has little protection against impact with the vehicle, a stationary object and the road. This is why motorcycle accidents often result in death or catastrophic, life-changing injuries such as these:
- Crushed limbs
- Brain injuries
- Compound fractures
- Back injuries
- Ruptured internal organs
- Other devastating injuries
These injuries cause accident victims and their families profound physical, emotional and financial hardship. They must contend with loss of function and companionship, lost wages and possibly impaired future earnings, medical expenses that can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, physical and vocational rehabilitation and many other accident-related costs.
No amount of compensation can replace a life or an accident victim’s health, but a negligent driver who causes a motorcycle accident can be held liable for damages that can help with medical bills, job training, home modifications and other expenses. If you or a close family member has been injured in an accident, the Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas may be able to help. Their motorcycle accident lawyers in Torrance and throughout Southern California can explain the laws that apply and your options in plain language so that you and your family can make informed decisions about which course of action will be best. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call their personal injury attorneys today at 888.848.5084.