Most drivers in California are aware of the importance of driving safely. Unfortunately, something as simple as drifting into another lane of traffic can often result in an accident with injuries that will have lifelong consequences. In fact, police report that two people were recently injured in a motorcycle accident.
The accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. on a day in late August. According to reports, a sedan struck a motorcycle. Both riders, including a male driver and female passenger, were ejected from the motorcycle.
Reports indicate that the man only suffered minor injuries. The woman, however, suffered broken bones. The driver of the sedan, who was not injured in the incident, stayed at the scene. Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident. Several people reportedly witnessed the incident.
Though the woman's injuries as a result of the California accident were only described as moderate, it may be easy to overlook the potential ramifications of a broken bone, depending on its severity. Often people require surgery, resulting in significant time missed from work and medical bills. Because a motorcycle accident can result in significant injuries because of the relative lack of physical barriers protecting riders, many victims find themselves facing a lengthy recovery. As a result, they often choose to seek recompense in a civil courtroom if their injuries were the result of another person's negligence. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand all aspects of their case and take appropriate legal action.