San Diego-Area Motorcycle Wreck Leaves Biker with Devastating Leg Injuries
As reported recently by the San Diego Union-Tribune, a motorcycle accident in Linda Vista on June 3rd, 2011 left a motorcyclist with serious leg injuries that may result in disability. According to authorities, the San Diego motorcycle crash occurred on Linda Vista Road near Ulric Street when a 50-year-old man driving a compact car pulled out from the parking lot of a nearby fried-chicken restaurant, made an unsafe lane change across traffic, and drove straight into the pathway of the oncoming 39-year-old motorcyclist. The vehicle’s driver simply failed to notice the San Diego motorcyclist.
Although the unlucky San Diego, California biker managed to brake and stop short of colliding with the vehicle ahead, he still somersaulted over the handlebars of his motorcycle and struck the back of the vehicle, resulting in serious injuries to his lower leg that will likely require long-term rehabilitation.
San Diego Motorcycle Accident Lawyers—Even minor injuries may have long-term consequences
Although California motorcycle accidents can lead to devastating head, neck, and spinal cord injuries, even relatively low-speed motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries to the arms and legs and cause permanent and serious long-term disability.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that during the ten-year period between 1997 and 2007, the latest period for reliable data, the number of motorcycle accidents nationwide doubled, and California seems to lead states in showing the upward trend in all types of injuries from such crashes. Any motorcycle accident which cripples or disables a motorcyclist by limiting his or her mobility or ability to work and earn a living is indeed a serious motorcycle accident.
A San Diego motorcycle attorney can help
While media attention is often focused on fatal motorcycle accidents in the San Diego area, the sad reality is that non-sensational injuries, such as the potentially-crippling leg injuries illustrated by this latest report, create lifelong burdens for the families of bikers disabled in these motorcycle accidents.
San Diego motorcycle attorneys have long worked to protect the rights of injured San Diego motorcyclists. If you or a loved one has been touched by a motorcycle accident anywhere in the San Diego area, you should contact a biker injury lawyer for guidance immediately. An experienced San Diego motorcycle attorney can review the circumstances of the accident, and fight to win the financial relief and long-term compensation to which you are entitled. Call Russ Brown at 1-800-4-BIKERS to schedule a free appointment today.
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