Responsible motorcyclists enjoy the roadways in and around San Francisco on a regular basis, but there are times when the negligent actions of other drivers cause significant harm to motorcycle riders. Sometimes, motorcyclists sustain amputations due to the actions of other drivers. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our San Francisco motorcycle amputations attorneys are here to help if you or a loved one have been harmed.
After sustaining a serious injury in a motorcycle crash, seek assistance from a team with extensive experience handling these cases. Choulos, Choulos & Wyle is ready to help.
A San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer is going to be required for these cases. An attorney will have the resources and experience necessary to:
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, we know that there were 13,969 total motorcyclist injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. Data also shows us that 488 motorcycle riders lost their lives that year. While the OTS does not give a breakdown of what type of injuries occur in these incidents, we do know that motorcyclists are much more likely to sustain amputation injuries in an accident than those inside traditional passenger vehicles.
The very nature of motorcycle riding is such that the cyclist is much more exposed and susceptible to severe injuries. Peer-reviewed studies have shown that approximately 21% of all adult traumatic amputations are caused by motorcycle accidents.
Most commonly, motorcycle accident amputations affect the victim’s lower limbs. This means that a motorcyclist’s legs and feet usually sustain the most damage. However, due to a motorcyclist’s overall exposure, amputations to the hands and arms are going to occur more often to the motorcyclist involved in a crash than to passengers inside traditional passenger vehicles involved in a crash.
If you or somebody you care about have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, we understand that these incidents can lead to tremendous expenses for motorcyclists. Our team regularly helps injured cyclists recover the following types of compensation in the aftermath of a crash:
The total amount of compensation awarded to injured motorcyclists will vary depending on the specifics of each particular accident. When you need a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 432-7290 or toll-free (877) 702-7800.