Skateboard Accidents On the Rise During Hotter Months
Summer is almost here. And with the warmer weather, the sidewalks become busier with skateboarders. There are hundreds of incidents each year in sunny Southern California where a skateboarder is struck and either seriously injured or killed by a motor vehicle. While some people ride skateboards for fun, others ride these as a means of transportation.
Skateboarders have certain rights in the event of getting hit by a motor vehicle. Although California has enacted laws that govern safe skateboarding practices, it does not lessen motorists’ duty of care to watch for skateboarders riding near them. Skateboarders have little protection in the event of an accident with a motor vehicle. This makes them more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries or even getting killed.
Common Injuries Suffered by Skateboarders In a Car Accident
The severity of injuries differ depending on the type of skateboarding car accident you are involved in. However, due to the lack of safety gear on a skateboard and the size difference between a skateboard and a motor vehicle, injuries are often severe.
– Head and traumatic brain injuries
– Neck and back injuries
– Broken or fractured bones
– Spinal cord injuries
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. To maximize the value of your case, it is important to immediately hire an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney who specifically handles accidents involving skateboards.
What To Do After a Skateboard Car Accident
If you like to ride your skateboard, you need to be ready in the event of an accident with a motor vehicle. The actions you take or fail to take after an accident can seriously impact your health and the value of any personal injury claim you may have against the motorist who hit you.
Just as in any other accident, the first step to take is to call 911. This is especially important if you suffered serious injuries and need immediate medical attention. You should also call the police to come to the scene of the accident and file a report. If you do not need to go the emergency room, you should still seek medical attention immediately after the accident. If possible, you should take photographs of the scene of the accident. It is also important to get the contact information of any witnesses at the scene of the accident.
Call a Los Angeles Skateboard Car Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while riding a skateboard and involved in an auto accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, our experienced Los Angeles skateboard car attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.