Goleta and the surrounding area offer some of the most breathtaking views in all of California, making it easy to see why motorcyclists flock to this area year-round for beautiful, scenic rides. But despite the boundless beauty the area has to offer, danger lurks around every bend in the road for motorcyclists who are often ignored by other drivers on the road. Reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney right away if you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of someone else while operating a motorcycle.
Per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists were more than 29 times more likely to die in a highway crash than people traveling in passenger cars, as of 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It Is not hard to see why, since people driving or riding in cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs have a crash-worthy vehicle surrounding them at all times. Motorcyclists obviously do not have this. Moreover, the motorcyclist is also more vulnerable to road conditions and changing weather than those folks who are driving or riding in a vehicle with a cabin.
Some of the most serious injuries seen in highway crashes on California’s roads are seen in riders and passengers of motorcycles involved inside, rear or head-on collisions with standard passenger autos. According to the NHTSA, 80 percent of crashes involving a motorcycle result in injuries that are labeled as “serious.” Some of the most common motorcycle-crash-related injuries include facial fractures, broken bones, disfigurement, road rash, and burns. Accident victims may end up with minor impairments and deficits all the way up to major disabilities, including amputated limbs, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Most of these injuries occur when the motorcyclist or passenger on the back of the bike is thrown from the bike and hit the pavement or other objects. Impacts with vehicles that strike the motorcycle can cause life-threatening or even fatal injuries. Victims are oftentimes left with a long road to recovery, and some issues that arise after a motorcycle wreck stay with the victim for life, despite surgeries and therapies used to treat their conditions.
Are you recuperating from a serious motorcycle accident? If so, you need the help of an experienced Goleta motorcycle accident attorney. The Law Office of John B. Richards can help you recover compensation for your injuries, including medical bills and lost wages, future lost income and the costs of future care, and awards for pain and suffering, among others. And if your loved one died because of injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck, our Goleta motorcycle accident attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim to hold the responsible parties accountable for your loss. Dial 805-683-2736 to reach out to the Law Office of John B. Richards for a free consultation and case review.