Indio Motorcycle/Bicycle Accident Lawyers
There is no limit to the devastation an accident of any sort causes. Even those with few injuries are forever changed. From emotional issues to a fear of driving to medical bills that pile up to debt that incurs from those medical bills, people change when they are involved in an accident. No accident is minor, even when it seems that way. Motorcycle and bicycle accidents are among the most dangerous in California because drivers are less protected. Chances of death and serious injury increase significantly in an accident involving any sort of bike, and Indio Motorcycle/Bicycle Accident Lawyers know the days and months following an accident are among the worst in a person’s life.
What Causes Motorcycle/Bicycle Accidents
The honest answer is anything. A driver who looks down for one moment to see who sent the text message that made their phone ping can veer into another lane by accident and hit a motorcycle, or they can swerve onto the sidewalk and hit someone on a bike. Anything can happen on the road, and it’s important that motorcycle and bicycle riders know their rights. If you’re involved in an accident caused by someone else, you are entitled to legal action. Before we discuss that, you should know what some of the most common causes of motorcycle/bicycle accidents really are.
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drugs and alcohol in the driver’s system
- Tired driving
- Not stopping or yielding when necessary
- Not paying attention to the road
- Not looking out for bikes and motorcycles
What Happens After an Accident?
If you’re fortunate, your injuries are minor. Regardless, insurance companies will call the victim and try to make payment as quickly as possible to avoid paying hefty bills. Since some accidents cause injuries that many not manifest right away, it’s important that you do see a doctor no matter how well you think you came out of the accident. Following the accident, you also need to seek legal counsel. You don’t want to settle with an insurance company quickly and end up with more medical bills than you initially thought only to realize you cannot afford to pay.
Most people are unaware what they are entitled to following an accident caused by someone else, which is why El Dabe Law Firm wants to help. We take the facts and figure out whether or not you are entitled to more than the insurance companies want to offer. Since you don’t know yet how much damage was done and the extent of your injuries, we work to help you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. The days and months following a motorcycle/bicycle accident are stressful enough without worrying about laws, regulations and the legal ramifications of the accident. We handle all that for you so you can recover.
Common Injuries Motorcycle and Bicycle Riders Experience
Just because you are involved in an accident like this does not mean you will suffer any or all of these medical issues. However, they are some of the most common injuries resulting from these accidents, and they are serious.
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Lifelong disability
Even the simplest medical issues are expensive, and you shouldn’t have to pay for them out of your own pocket when someone else caused the injuries. Additionally, it’s almost impossible to tell right away the extent of your injuries. It’s also common for people involved in traumatic accidents like this to suffer later on from emotional and mental health problems.
At El Dabe Law Firm, we understand it’s common for bicyclists and motorcycle drivers to develop anxiety, fear and depression in the months following an accident. Memories of the accident can cause this. Living a drastically different life that involves frequent doctor visits, the inability to work or provide for your family, and the financial stress of an accident like this can cause these emotional issues. The compensation you deserve is used to cover the cost of your medical bills whether they are physical or mental, and it can be used to provide income following the loss of a job or inability to work. Let us help you.