Motorcycle riders are required by California Vehicle Code to wear a helmet to protect the motorcycle rider’s head and brain from injury in a motorcycle accident. Although proper use of a helmet may reduce the magnitude of some head injuries, a motorcycle helmet cannot completely eliminate the risk of permanent injuries such as traumatic brain injury and other injuries to the head, brain, and skull.
That being the case, even if a rider was not wearing a helmet and suffered head injury, an aggressive motorcycle accident lawyer would argue that even if the client was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the injury would not have been prevented by a helmet.
Motorcycle accident head and brain injuries affect not just the victim but also the victim’s family and close friends. Motorcycle accident victims who suffer from brain injury are typically unable to work, require full time care, extensive medical treatment, and often brain surgery among other medical attention. Given the serious nature of such accidents, injured bikers and their families often are entitled to huge compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of consortium (inability to have marital relations) and more.
As a motorcyclist, you should contact an attorney who has experience handling personal traumatic brain injury cases. At Wilshire Law Firm, our personal injury legal team and staff regularly handle accident cases involving substantial injury to the victim.
Our goal is to provide clients with effective legal service and superior client service through personal attention by a personal injury lawyer at our office.
We are available for a free confidential consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (213) 381-9988.