Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Long Beach
Motorcycles, Accidents and Injuries
In today's economy, sometimes driving a motorcycle makes financial
sense. Motorcycles are quick, efficient, and cheap on gas, all of which
can save you time and money when it comes to 5:00 traffic in Southern
California. Unfortunately, while motorcycles are affordable, due to the
lack of protection, when one is involved in a motorcycle accident it can
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2008, while motor
vehicle crashes and deaths reached an all time low that year, motorcyclist
deaths reached an all-time high, where the fatalities more than doubled
between 1999 and 2008. (CDC) A recent CDC study found that between 2001
and 2008, over 1,222,000 motorcyclists were treated in non-fatal motorcycle
accidents and another 34,000 motorcyclist died between those same years.
The CDC study found the highest injury and death rates were among the 20
to 24 year age group, followed by 25 to 29 year-olds. What's more,
motorcyclist death rates increased by a whopping 55% between 2001 and
2008 (1.12 per 100,000 people in 2001 to 1.74 per 100,000 people in 2008).
The number of non-fatal injuries treated in emergency rooms increased
from almost 120,000 in 2001 to 175,000 in 2008, which is a huge difference
in just seven years.
Motorcycles and their passengers face more severe repercussions from an
accident than most other vehicles. Little or no protection is available
and the potential for bodily harm is great. When an accident is caused,
serious injury and fatal consequences become a harsh reality. The use
of helmets and safety gear are no match for large vehicles like busses
or trucks. Accidents at higher speed promote a higher likelihood that
the outcome may be catastrophic. If you or a loved one is injured or killed
from a motorcycle accident, you should consult with a
Long Beach personal injury lawyer to evaluate the details of your case. Condition of implicated vehicles
and their drivers, sequence of events leading up to and during the moment
of the accident may play a large role in determining the responsible party.
You have a right to thoroughly understand your legal options and decide
to take effective action.
Long-term treatment and recovery can be expected with motorcycle injuries.
Major surgeries, rehabilitation and physical therapies are often required
and may take place over several years after an accident. Making sure you
have the best medical care is crucial. Doing your best to get compensation
for this care and all other losses is equally important. Family life is
altered if the primary financial provider is hurt. Loss of wages has detrimental
impacts upon a person's financial stability and the family may suffer
unnecessarily. Many factors surrounding compensation are legally addressed
within the implications of negligence and culpability. Professional assistance
from The Law Office of Leonard Matsuk may be able to help you become aware
of your legal options and determine the best course of action.
Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Common injuries from motorcycle accidents include abrasions, broken bones,
head injuries, spine injuries and the ultimate injury, death. Our legal
team is sensitive to your circumstances. We understand how this tragic
experience has completely changed your life. Our goal is to help you get
a proper settlement. Thirty years of significant trial experience will
be utilized if necessary.
Contact Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Leonard Matsuk to discuss the details of your case.