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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 be deadly.

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.

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