If you are a regular reader of my blog, you are bound to know how dangerous I feel motorcycles can be and also how difficult spinal cord injuries can be for the victim and family. I know sometimes this may sound a bit too much, but we have seen in our law practice in Sacramento, California, how lives change after a spinal cord injury, especially if this injury results in paraplegia. And the costs resulting from the medical costs can be quite overwhelming for those involved. Truth is, many of these cases we witness are derived from motorcycle accidents, one way or another. In this particular case, the events take even more drastic proportions.
I read a news report today about a motorcyclist that was rear-ended. A 21-year old woman was driving her Jeep Cherokee, when she was distracted for a moment by one of her four dogs riding with her. As she glanced off the road, a man driving a motorcycle in front of her slowed down to make a turn. The woman rear-ended the man, sending him flying up onto her car and slamming him against her windshield. At the hospital, he was diagnosed as suffering from broken bones and a spinal cord injury, which has left him paralyzed. This just proves it doesn’t really matter how good of a driver you are, you are not entirely in control of what happens on the road. Staying cautious is vital.
The 21-year old woman, who had been ticketed for speeding and driving without insurance three hours prior, was written up for a felony. Her charge was gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle. As for the young man, he will live for the rest of his life with the consequences of someone else’s negligence. Does compensation truly make up for all of this? Probably not, but it helps to make assure some quality of life, at least. And some relief for the pain and suffering that lie ahead.
Again, I can’t tell how careful to be if you ride a motorcycle… and drivers, keep special watch out for these motorcyclists! If you or someone you love are suffering from a spinal cord injury because of someone’s neglect, please give us a call at the Law Offices of Moseley Collins. It’s important to get proper help. And we know how to best help.
Keep and eye out.
Don’t Let Your Statute Of Limitations Run Out
In California, the law imposes a statute of limitations, which sets a maximum amount of time that legal proceedings can occur after the date the incident. Each year at our Law Office, people call me to ask me for help that have legitimate cases, only to find their statute of limitations has run out. It is one of the most difficult things for me to tell them I can’t help because they waited too long.
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