A 50-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger was killed in a Sacramento motorcycle accident this past Saturday night. According to Sacramento news, the woman and her driver were thrown from the motorcycle after being hit by a car that was heading north. The driver of the car was uninjured, but the driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident or motorcycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case and help you obtain compensation.
The potential for an injury from a motorcycle accident is great. Because of the lack of any shell protecting the rider from the full force of a crash, falls from motorcycles may result in serious, even fatal injuries. In an effort to increase safety and awareness, NHTSA has created safety initiatives combining outreach, legislation and enforcement to minimize the risk of injury when a crash occurs.
For example wearing a helmet can significantly decrease the risk of a head or brain injury. In order to promote safety, NHTSA as designated May as "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month."
Whether wearing a helmet would have altered the outcome in this situation is unknown. However, helmet usage remains the number one safety tip to follow to avoid serious injury.
For more information or if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the experienced California motorcycle attorneys at the Sette Law Office for a free consultation.