Motorcycle Accidents | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
At Allen Flatt Ballidis and Leslie, a personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach, CA, we were recently referred a female client who had been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and who had a long history of back issues.
Following her accident, our client contacted her physician to set up an appointment and they refused to see her since her increased back pain was due to a motor vehicle accident. Having received zero support from her own doctor who she turned to, she then contacted another physician and omitted telling them that her back injury was related to her accident. This second physician, and many others who treated our client along the way, recommended she have a very necessary back surgery. On a related note and during the last several years, our attorneys are finding these types of situations are becoming more common in the medical field, considering many physicians no longer want to “be involved” in medical legal cases.
While numerous injuries can be caused by a motorcycle accident, a hip injury can be particularly serious. Not only can a fractured pelvis be quite painful, but it can also cause long-term issues with mobility, leading to lost wages and costly medical bills, among other financial setbacks.
The freedom of riding over the open road can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Riders come from all demographics and their bikes are often just as diverse as they are. In fact, you are just as likely to see an older rider than a younger one. Many of them have exceptional driving records and decades of experience operating their motorcycles.
Autumn is the perfect time of year for riding. The air is crisp and refreshing, the skies are bluer, and some leaves are changing colors in Southern California. But riding in the fall comes with its own set of hazards. The following motorcycle safety tips can help you have a safe and pleasant ride.
As a late summer heat wave flattens the Southland, we at Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie are still thankful for California. Why? Because California is the only state in the U.S. that ever encouraged motorcyclists to lane-split!
To prevent motorcycle deaths on our California highways, car drivers, not just motorcyclists, need more training.
Motorcycle riding kills a lot or riders each year. Over 100,000 have been killed in statistical studies over the last 40 years in California. Why this occurs in such volume is no surprise, there is nothing preventing you from hitting the pavement. Even with advances in technology, there is little you can do to prevent serious injury or death, if another driver turns in front of you at the last minute. Naturally, as riders we think we are invincible, but we are not.
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