Motorcycles are fun to ride in and around Pomona. The problem is that motorcycle operators and their passengers have very little protection, with the exception of their helmets. Unlike car drivers and passengers, motorcycle riders do not have an outer shell or metal covering surrounding them at the time of their accident. Consequently, if they are involved in a collision with another vehicle, they could fall to the ground and sustain serious injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred because of someone else’s negligence, then a Pomona motorcycle accident lawyer might be able to help. A lawyer could obtain all of the necessary documentation and file a claim with the at-fault person’s insurance company, seeking monetary damages for your injuries. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle favorably, then your attorney can assist you with filing a lawsuit in the state court system, seeking monetary recovery.
How Pomona Motorcycles Occur
In a motorcycle accident, it is usually the operator and any passengers who suffer more serious injuries. If another vehicle collides with the motorcycle and the cyclist is knocked to the ground, then they could suffer broken bones, a serious head injury, a back injury, or paralysis. All of these injuries require significant medical treatment and may result in equally significant medical bills.
Motorcycle accidents are often the result of driver negligence. Another driver might be speeding, operating their vehicle in a reckless manner, or violating California road rules, such as by tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or failing to use a turn signal. Motorcycle accidents can also happen when another driver is engaging in distracted motor vehicle operation or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Finally, motorcycle accidents can occur when there are road defects, such as large potholes, which could dislodge a motorcycle rider from their bike onto the ground. In that instance, the injured motorcycle accident victim might be able to bring a claim against the city or other municipality that is responsible for maintaining the roadway in the area where the accident happened.
Damages in Motorcycle Accident Cases
In Pomona motorcycle accident cases, the accident victim has the burden of proof. Specifically, they must demonstrate that another individual or entity, such as another driver, did something wrong. The injured cyclist must also demonstrate that this negligence resulted in the accident, as well as the resulting injuries.
In a motorcycle accident case, the accident victim could pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
Call a Pomona Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Motorcycle accidents happen every day, and when they do, serious injuries and damages can result. If you or a person you care about has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident that another person caused, a Pomona motorcycle accident attorney at The JLF Firm can help. Your Pomona personal injury attorney could investigate how your accident occurred and pursue the compensation that you need for your injuries.
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