San Diego Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney
Legal Representation for Victims of Motorcycle Crash Injuries
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a motorcycle wreck in Carlsbad or San Diego, which was the result of another person's disregard for highway safety, there are legal options available. But time is not on your side. Every day following your accident is another day that evidence disappears, memories fade and the ability to legally file a suit diminishes. Don't lose your chance for serious compensation. Call a San Diego motorcycle accident injury lawyer the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 today and schedule a no fee, no obligation appointment for both you and your family.
Even if you're asking yourself: "I can't afford an attorney with all of these hospital bills!"
Not to worry. We understand the severity of motorcycle injuries and how much they cost victims every year. With the Jurewitz Law Group, our San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys won't collect a dime until you've been compensated by the at-fault party. That's right, should we fail to walk away with the win – you don't owe us a thing. That is our No Fee Guarantee, which means if we represent your case, we believe in you. And we'll fight tirelessly to see you are given the awards you deserve and need.
But don't delay. Success in court is driven by quite a few factors, all of which are time sensitive. In order to prove your case, we'll need to start working immediately. So call our office or use our online contact form to schedule a case consultation today. Remember, the call is free and the evaluation is free.
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What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get for My Motorcycle Injuries?
The type and amount of money you could gain through a settlement or suit greatly depends on the extent of your injuries and how they were caused by the defendant's careless actions. In almost every situation however, because a motorcycle is involved, the damages are likely to be severe to catastrophic, which can warrant significant medical treatment and continued aid. Some of the more common injuries that we represent include:
Severe trauma to the brain, neck, spinal column: Motorcycle accidents often result in a powerful impact that severely injures the brain and neck. If the brain is slammed into the skull, it can lead to the loss of basic functions and have long-lasting effects that leave the victim dependent on long-term care. Within the neck are a number of components that are crucial to the body’s function, including the spinal cord, nerves, ligaments, muscles, intervertebral discs, blood vessels, tendons, esophagus, and windpipe. If any of these become damaged, it can mean a lifetime of disability or death.
Motorcycle crashes are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries. The spine plays a vital role in communicating with the brain about the body’s motor function control. This is what makes injuries to the spinal column so catastrophic. Spinal injuries are either determined to be complete or incomplete, which distinguishes whether or not the brain is still able to send messages for motor and sensory function. When the spinal column is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, it can lead to a great deal of problems, such as osteoporosis, intestinal issues, and paraplegia. There are four main areas of the spine – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral – and the outlook of the diagnosis will generally depend on which of these locations has been injured.
Degloving of the hand or other extremity: In motorcycle accidents, it’s common for those riding the bike to get knocked off and hit the ground at excessive speeds. When this happens, the skin is highly vulnerable to the consequences of colliding with rough pavement. Degloving is a common injury in situations like this, which can occur in one of two ways. The first is when the skin gets torn off from the extremity, severing the blood supply to the tissue that lies underneath. The second involves the skin remaining intact but the blood vessels getting severed beneath. In either case, the victim may suffer from nerve damage, scarring, or the need for amputation.
Limb amputation: In addition to completely altering the lifestyle of the injured party, the loss of a limb is likely to cause serious psychological damage. No longer having all four limbs in good working condition significantly changes how one is able to function in everyday life, from doing simple tasks to working in the same occupation. Limb amputations may require, prosthetics, physical therapy, and long-term care.
Paralysis: Paralysis is diagnosed when there is a loss of sensation and muscle function in certain areas of the body. Whether partial or total paralysis is suffered in a motorcycle accident, the aftermath is devastating for the victim. Paralysis is caused by a spinal cord injury that can take place in either the neck or the spinal column. If the cervical fragment of the spinal cord is severed in the neck, this could lead to permanent paralysis of the body from the neck down. If the injury is in the spinal column closer to the waist, this is usually a paraplegia situation where the victim loses control of both their legs.
Fractures, both simple and compound: Fracture injuries are frequently found on motorcycle accident victims due to the force of the collision with a car or the ground. Fractures can turn out to be simple or compound. A simple fracture means there is a break in the bone but it has not pierced through the skin. A compound fracture is when the broken bone actually punctures through the skin, which leaves the wound site exposed to contaminants and the potential for infection.
Burn injuries; flame, chemical, and electrical: Motorcyclists are more likely to see burn injuries than other kinds of motorists due to not being protected within a vehicle. Burn injuries can occur when the victim comes into direct contact with flames that break out after a collision, chemicals that have spilled from a car or the motorcycle, or exposed electrical wiring.
Any type of burn injury can result in painful skin grafts, chronic pain, severe scarring, and daily wound care.
Because of the serious nature of almost all injuries in a motorcycle wreck, the at-fault party will be expected to cover a great deal of the expenses involved. This includes economic, non-economic and punitive damages:
- Economic: hospital bills, long term medical care, extensive surgeries and treatment
- Non-economic: pain and suffering, counseling, loss of mobility, employment and loved one
- Punitive: if the courts find that the negligence involved in the accident was particularly heinous, the judge will award punitive – or punishment – damages on top of the expenses already covered
How Can You Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident Injury in San Diego?
For as clear cut as most motorcycle cases can appear, riders often face an uphill battle because of the perceived notion that the bike's themselves are inherently dangerous. In other words: riders are asking for trouble. As a result, proving negligence on the part of the at-fault motorist or rider and giving a full picture of your suffering is the key to winning over the court. Only an experienced San Diego personal injury firm with a history of representing motorcyclists can appropriately represent you interests. Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-5020 today to schedule a free consultation and hear about your No Fee Guarantee.
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