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Motor vehicle accidents can even affect law enforcement officers

| Jan 16, 2020 | motor vehicle accidents |

In Northern California and throughout the state, motorcyclists are vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents and the injuries that accompany them. Because drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks might not be as vigilant as they should be when sharing the road with motorcyclists, there is a constant danger for riders suffering long-term damage and death due to a crash. These incidents are not limited to civilians. Law enforcement officers who are on the job or off duty can also be injured when riding a motorcycle. They and their families also have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing after a collision.

An off-duty correctional officer died when a pickup truck turned into the path of his motorcycle. The officer had just completed his shift. The pickup was on the shoulder of the road and made a U-turn. The rider collided with the pickup and was thrown from the bike. He was rushed to the hospital, but declared dead. He had been a correctional officer for six years and was recently promoted to sergeant. He was also a veteran of the Marine Corps.

There are many issues to navigate after motor vehicle accidents. If there were injuries, there will inevitably be medical expenses, lost income and the possibility that the person’s life will be changed forever. With motorcycle accidents, the chances are high that the victim will suffer spinal cord damage, brain trauma, broken bones and more. The injuries are frequently catastrophic with a fatality. A legal filing is often the only strategy available to maximize compensation.

When a person is injured or a loved one is lost in a motorcycle crash, it is important for those who have been impacted to consider the future and think about a lawsuit. Gathering evidence and determining the wisest course of action can be complicated.