San Francisco news reports that a motorcyclist has died following a collision with a pedestrian. Sources indicate that the motorcycle driver first collided with a car, and the impact caused the motorcyclist to run into the pedestrian. It is unknown whether the man was wearing a helmet.
This accident underscores the need for motorcycle safety and the dangers of riding motorcycles. In fact, of all types of vehicle accidents, those involving motorcycles are often the most severe due to the fact that a motorcyclist has little protection when involved in an accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, consulting with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney should be a top priority.
Common motorcycle injuries include head and brain injuries, neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and in the worst case, death.
When an accident occurs, the cost of medical bills, including rehabilitation and lost wages can be exorbitant. Where the accident is the result of another driver's careless or reckless conduct on the road, he or she may be held accountable and responsible to pay damages.
Insurance companies often pressure motorcyclist and their families to settle quickly and for lower amounts than they deserve. As a result it is important to consult with an experienced San Francisco accident lawyer who can begin an investigation into your matter, and represent your interests.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact the dedicated San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.