The truth is that riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than driving a car. First, there are no seatbelts much less any form of structure surrounding your body. Secondly, drivers are also less aware of motorcyclists on the road, partly due to their smaller footprint and their often evasiveness on the road. And sadly, when a motorcycle accident occurs, it can be catastrophic simply due to the nature of the situation and the exposure of your body to the impact of the accident.
Earlier this month, a dramatic motorcycle accident in San Diego left the community with sadness and unanswered questions in wake of one deceased rider and a friend who, apparently, tried to interfere at the scene of the accident.
The tragedy and confusion occurred when a GMC truck make a left turn on Barrett Lake Road in San Diego, causing a group of six riders to come to a halt. Unfortunately, one of the motorcyclists crashed into the front of the truck causing him to be thrown onto the shoulder of the road, according to reports. The rider, 25, was severely injured and later died at a local hospital. But the situation went from bad to worse when a fellow rider “began to interfere at the scene” according to officials.
The San Diego County Sheriff Department is currently investigating why the individual attempted to hinder police efforts. The man in question was nevertheless arrested along with three other riders who are said to have followed and passed the ambulance and fire truck into the opposite lane. Those individuals were furthermore cited for reckless driving.
According to reports, the motorcyclists were simply in shock over the death of their friend. They say the sheriff department was wrong for citing them. Nevertheless, the details in this case still remain unclear.
Friends of the deceased individual held a memorial for the deceased man days later at Barrett Junction Café.
THE SHOCK OF A CAR ACCIDENT
The bottom line is that any car accident can shake and rattle even the strongest individual. The adrenaline immediately following an accident can be severe, often masking personal injuries until hours, days and sometimes weeks later. When late-occurring personal injuries occur, it’s important to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights when it comes to legal remediation. Often, post-accident personal injury can include:
Soft tissue injuries like whiplash can appear later after an accident has occurred. Whiplash injuries are the most common kind of injuries post-accident and can take form as upper or lower neck pain, headaches, blurred vision, decreased movement, feeling “pins and needles,” and ringing in the ears.
When an accident occurs, your body often tenses up just before the moment of impact. When that happens, the force of the collision can wreak havoc on your joints. All too often, joint pain begins to occur hours, days or even weeks after a car accident. Common areas of the body that are affected include wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, shoulders and the upper or lower back.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
A car accident, in many cases, is an ordeal. It is extremely stressful, worrisome and downright scary. These lasting emotional feelings can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. The truth is that PTSD can lead to other problems including depression, anxiety disorders and other forms of emotional harm long after the accident has occurred.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
If you’re like many people who find themselves affected by late-occurring personal injury in wake of a car accident, you may be entitled to legal rights including financial compensation for your injuries. It’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer who can help you file a claim even if it’s days, weeks or months after your car accident. Don’t sign off your rights with the insurance company! Call us NOW for a FREE consultation before you take any action: 1-858-551-2090.