Motorcycle accidents are, sadly, a too common occurrence on American roads. These crashes are alarmingly dangerous, with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently revealing that motorcycle deaths are 28 times more frequent than other fatal crashes on American roads. The nearly 5,000 people killed on motorcycles in 2017 simply proves this tragic point. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured in a Victorville motorcycle accident, speak to a Palm Springs motorcycle injury attorney at The Ledger Law Firm to begin healing and to recover the compensation you need.
What Is Personal Injury?
A motorcycle accident is one of many accident types that fall under an area of law known as personal injury law. Personal injury lawyers help you recover legal compensation and damages for the harm and injuries you suffered because of another party’s negligence and legal responsibility for the accident.
The causes of injuries are vast, and motorcycle injuries are just one of the many types of injury cases our team at The Ledger Law Firm takes on to help Palm Springs accident victims recover financial compensation that is owed. In short, a personal injury lawyer at Ledger Law keeps responsible parties accountable for the injuries you suffered that take enjoyment from your life because of injuries, lost wages and similar harms.
Palm Springs Accident Statistics
The following statistics are a dire reminder of the fact that accidents can and do happen. In fact, these statistics remind us that safety on the road still leaves much room for improvement.
- In 2014, 17 accidents involved motorcycles and resulted in injury.
- One of those accidents was one of the many fatal motorcycle accidents that continue to occur with troubling regularity.
- In recent years, California motorcycle deaths have represented approximately 17% of all of the state’s road fatalities, demonstrating that motorcycle accidents are a statewide safety issue.
- 431 Palm Springs accident victims were either killed or injured in accidents in 2014
If you have been injured in a Palm Springs accident, it is likely that your injury was caused due to another party’s legal negligence. If so, you need a Palm Springs personal injury lawyer who will fight for you and your right to compensation.
California Negligence Laws
Recovering legal compensation after a Palm Springs accident will be based on the state’s negligence laws. California law says that there is a basic duty of care that everyone owes to one another, which means there is a legal responsibility to protect others from harm. When someone fails to follow this standard and hurts someone, California law allows injured victims to hold those negligent parties accountable for what they did.
At Ledger Law, our team of personal injury lawyers has gained national attention for helping California victims and others around the country.
Contact a Palm Springs Personal Injury Attorney at Ledger Law
After you have sought medical attention for your accident injuries, which is the most important step to take post-accident, it is then important to take the second-most important step: discuss your case with a Palm Springs personal injury attorney.
Contact us online for a free case evaluation with a Ledger Law personal injury attorney who will take decisive legal action to protect your rights as a Palm Springs personal injury victim today.
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