Distracted driving is the cause of many Jurupa Valley motorcycle/bicycle accidents. Whether it’s texting and driving or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers are less likely to see people on bikes of any sort due to the fact they are smaller and easier to miss. Any type of distraction increases your chances of being involved in an accident of this nature, and Jurupa Valley motorcycle/bicycle Accident lawyers have handled thousands of cases involved distracted drivers causing accidents with bicyclists and/or motorcycle riders. The negligence of drivers causes more accidents than not, and the injuries and aftermath of an accident can be devastating.
What is Negligence?
Negligence means a person did not do what they were required to do. In a case involving a negligent driver and a motorcycle or bike rider in an accident, drivers simply did not drive correctly. This is abroad statement, of course. Their negligence is apparent, but the cause varies.
- Drugs or alcohol
- Texting and driving
- Talking on the phone
- Looking at their kids in the back
- Changing radio stations
- Not looking both ways before turning
- Not obeying traffic laws
- Not stopping for a light or sign
- Driving while tired
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Anything can distract a driver and cause their negligence, which is why driving distracted is such a danger. It is usually the biggest danger to those without the protection of a vehicle around them, which is why bike riders and motorcycle drivers are at risk. A driver not paying attention to the road poses a huge risk to anyone on the road, but especially those who are on bikes of any sort.
What Injuries are Common in a Bike/Motorcycle Accident?
There are so many injuries associated with these accidents it’s impossible to name them all. No two accidents are the same. Some motorcycle/bicycle riders walk away with nothing more than a little road rash and a few scratches. Others spend the rest of their lives seeking medical treatment for their serious injuries.
- Brain and head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash and burns
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
Some injuries heal quickly and only require one or two trips to the doctor. Others are ongoing injuries that never heal. Many accident victims spend years in therapy or rehabilitation to help with their injuries. Some people incur more medical bills than they could ever hope to pay. Others never meet their deductible.
Motorcycle/Bicycle injuries are not limited to physical injuries, either. Many people involved in accidents of this nature suffer from emotional distress, too. They develop anxiety, stress, fear and other emotional issues that affect their lives and require medical attention. Even those who weren’t directly involved are likely to develop emotional and mental health problems. For instance, the wife of a man killed in an accident might develop depression as a result of his death from the accident.
How We Can Help
At El Dabe Law Firm, we recognize that the results of an accident of this nature are more than inconvenient. We know that there is very little we can do to help you move on from this accident, but we can help you relieve a bit of the stress you feel following the accident. If someone else is responsible for causing an accident that forever altered your life, we can help you find the compensation you need to help.
While it might not bring back a loved one lost in an accident or undo the injuries caused in the accident, the compensation you deserve can help you pay your mounting medical bills. It can pay for therapy for your emotional distress. It can pay your deductible, for your medication, and for your loss of wages when you cannot go back to work due to your injuries. This monetary compensation can be used to cover the cost of funeral costs, too. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in, but it happens. We can’t change the past, but we can make the future a bit less stressful for you in terms of your finances.