Motorcyclists only have a helmet and a thin layer of clothing to stand between them and the asphalt. They do not have the protection that a 3,000+ pound passenger car provides, such as seat belts and air bags.
Because a motorcycle driver does not have the proper protection in the event of an accident, the injuries sustained can be severe and include surgery, physical rehabilitation, costly hospital stays, medication, and traumatic brain or spinal cord damage. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have increased every year.
Motorcycle accidents often occur because of reckless driving, speeding or swerving from lane to lane on the freeways. However, in some cases, they happen because of negligent and inattentive automobile drivers.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who has been successful in motorcycle accidents and will fight to secure the compensation you need for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.