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The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that hundreds of motorcycle riders are injured or killed every year in Contra Costa County traffic accidents. The county has the 30th highest motorcycle accident rate among California's 58 counties.
A large percentage of motorcycle accidents occur in Concord, but motorcycle riders are at risk of being injured in collisions all across the county. Motorcycle accident lawyer Michael Rehm can help motorcyclists recover compensation for injuries sustained in Contra Costa County collisions. Our wrongful death office helps families recover compensation when a negligent driver causes the death of a motorcycle rider.
Motorcycle Collision Injuries
While occupants of a car are surrounded by a steel cage, motorcyclists have only their gear to protect them. A helmet can save lives, but even the strongest helmet cannot protect riders from traumatic brain injuries caused by high-speed collisions.
In addition to head and brain injuries, motorcycle collisions can cause spinal damage leading to full or partial paralysis, limb amputations, severe burns, and other life-changing injuries. Even when a collision does not cause a catastrophic injury or death, motorcyclists often suffer from the long-term effects of crash injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Dental and jaw injuries
- Facial disfigurement
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Crush injuries
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Nerve damage
Road rash is a common, painful injury that occurs when the rider's skin is scraped away by pavement. Road rash can lead to life-threatening infections.
Causes of Motorcycle Collision Injuries
In the cities of Contra Costa, including Walnut Creek, Richmond, Antioch, Martinez, and Concord, drivers who turn left in front of oncoming motorcycles are the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. In rural areas, drivers who change lanes without noticing that the lane is occupied by a motorcycle are a frequent cause of collisions.
Other causes of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Collisions caused by drunk drivers
- Cars exiting driveways in front of oncoming motorcycles
- Drivers who pass without noticing an oncoming motorcycle
- Drivers who fail to yield to motorcycles while entering intersections
- Drivers who open car doors into the path of an oncoming motorcycles
Attorney Michael Rehm can help you receive top compensation for your injuries. Call (925) 705-8707 for more information on the process works, and how the law applies to your situation. Consultations are always free and confidential.
Attorney Michael Rehm
2950 Buskirk Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: (925) 705-8707
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