Motorcyclist Injured In Car Accident On Highway 24 Not Far From Happy Road
LAYFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA (March 21, 2019) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a car accident after colliding with a red Honda on Highway 142.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 not far from Happy Valley Road. The motorcyclist was knocked off his bike and sustained a serious leg injury.
Paramedics rushed him to the hospital so that he could be treated. The number 1 lane of the freeway was closed for some time as the investigation continued.
Liability In Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are much more likely to be seriously injured in an accident. They have a smaller profile than cars and far less protection. A number of serious accidents take place when a vehicle hits a motorcyclist during an unsafe lane change. According to the California Vehicle Code 22107, “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.”
A motorcyclist that was injured in an accident may have the ability to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. A motorcycle accident can cause serious injuries including broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Most victims will not even fully realize the extent of their injuries until many months after a collision. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Getting Help After A Motorcycle Accident
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