PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Action You Can Take

Tuesday, December 05, 2017


Because of their speed, efficiency, and affordability, motorcycles are a popular motor vehicle. Though they put their drivers more at risk of accidents, there is an increasing number of motorcycles on the road, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

As a result, the number of motorcycle accidents has also increased, despite helmet laws in most states. The state of California requires helmets for both drivers and passengers, to help reduce the number of head and brain injuries inflicted in these accidents. Despite these laws, mild, moderate, and severe head injuries still occur, and reckless or unobservant drivers are a leading cause of motorcycle accidents.

We know that injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents are usually expensive, which is why we at Lederer Nojima want to help. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you shouldn't have to wait for skilled and professional legal representation. Contact us for a consultation, and to find out what we can do for you. At Lederer Nojima, we believe in fighting for your rights and getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Visit our website to read about our past successes in motorcycle accident cases. Our California accident attorneys have a long history of obtaining maximum compensation, and we will do everything in our power to fight insurance companies who hesitate or refuse to pay for expensive medical treatment.

Even if you're not sure you have a case, call us. We will assess your case for free and determine the best course of action to take. We want to ensure that all of our clients have only the best care and representation, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.

Increase in Spinal Cord Injuries Linked to Fall Accidents

Friday, February 21, 2014

More people are suffering spinal cord injuries in the United States, and most of them are suffering these injuries not in motor vehicle accidents, but fall accidents. According to new research by Johns Hopkins researchers, the incidence of traumatic spinal injuries is increasing the fastest among senior citizens.

The fact that senior citizens are now some of the biggest victims of traumatic spinal cord injuries is closely associated with the increase in the number of injuries in fall accidents. Senior citizens may be at a much higher risk of being involved in a slip and fall accident, and fall accidents can increase the risk of spinal injuries among seniors.

The study also seems to suggest an increase in the average age of a victim of traumatic spinal injury in the United States. Earlier research pegged that age at 41, based on data of traumatic spinal cord injuries between 2000 and 2005. According to the Johns Hopkins study however, the average age of a typical victim of spinal cord injury in the United States is now 51.

This increase in the number of seniors who suffer spinal cord injury is definitely something to take seriously, because such injuries may take a much longer time to heal in senior citizens above the age of 65. Traumatic spinal cord injuries are also linked to long-term disability, which translates into several financially and emotionally catastrophic consequences for senior citizens.

The researchers believe that the reason why more seniors are suffering traumatic spinal injuries in fall accidents, is the fact that seniors now tend to live not just many more years, but also more mobile and independent lives. That simply increases their risk of suffering a fall.


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