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Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

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Motor vehicle collisions are common on the roads and highways of San Diego County, largely due to careless driving. While some accidents are insignificant, accidents involving motorcycles often cause devastating injuries that can result in substantial physical and financial harm. If you sustained any of the common injuries in a motorcycle accident, it is prudent to speak with a knowledgeable attorney to discuss your options for seeking recourse for your harm. Attorney Zev Rubinstein is a capable San Marcos motorcycle accident lawyer who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to help them pursue the compensation that they are owed. Mr. Rubinstein has represented injured people in San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, and Escondido for more than 25 years.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Unlike other vehicles, motorcycles do not provide any protection, and when a person riding a motorcycle is involved in a collision, it often causes serious injuries. For example, the impact of a motorcycle accident commonly causes traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, hemorrhages, and hematomas. Brain injuries can cause cognitive impairments, diminished motor skills, personality changes, and headaches. Motorcycle accidents frequently cause fractures as well, due to the car striking the body of the person on the motorcycle, or the person being thrown from the motorcycle and hitting the ground. Similarly, such trauma often causes internal bleeding and damage to internal organs, as well as brush burns and abrasions. It is important to note that motorcycle accidents may cause psychological injuries such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder as well.

Recovering Damages for Harm Caused by a Motorcycle Accident

The injuries caused by motorcycle accidents in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, or Escondido typically require extensive treatment, which can result in substantial medical bills. Additionally, many people injured in motorcycle accidents will be unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, and will suffer a loss of income. Thus, in many instances, a person injured in a motorcycle accident will seek damages from the party who caused the accident by filing a civil lawsuit. If the lawsuit is successful, the victim may be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.

Typically, in a lawsuit arising out of a motorcycle accident, the plaintiff, who is the injured person, will allege a negligence claim against the defendant. In many cases, the defendant is another driver involved in the accident, or the defendant may be the manufacturer of the motorcycle if the accident was caused by a defect in the motorcycle. The defendant also may be the party responsible for maintaining the road if unsafe road conditions in San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, or Escondido caused the accident.

To establish negligence, the plaintiff’s attorney must show that the defendant had a legal duty to act with due care and breached the duty. The standard of care imposed in most cases is the care that an ordinary, reasonable person would exercise in a similar situation. Thus, to show a breach, the plaintiff must show that the defendant's acts deviated from what a reasonable person would have done. Finally, the plaintiff must show that the breach proximately caused his or her harm. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that the harm would not have occurred absent the defendant's breach and that the breach was a substantial factor in bringing about the harm.

Meet with a Skilled Injury Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents can cause permanent harm, but in most cases, the harm was avoidable. If you sustained any of the common injuries in motorcycle accidents, you should find out more about the claims that you may be able to pursue. Zev Rubinstein is a diligent attorney who can aid you in seeking to hold the parties that caused your harm accountable for your damages. Mr. Rubinstein represents accident victims in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and Escondido, among other communities. You can contact Mr. Rubinstein via the form online or at 760-804-2790 to schedule a free appointment.

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