If you or a loved one lost a limb in a motorcycle accident in California's Bay Area, a Walnut Creek motorcycle accident lawyer at Clancy & Diaz, LLP can help you every step of the way. We know the law and thoroughly understand how the legal system works in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Common causes of crashes
Motorcycle accidents resulting in the loss of an arm, leg, hand or foot happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of these crashes involving other vehicles include:
- Distracted driver (including texting driver)
- Speeding driver
- Driver changing lanes without looking
- Driver crashing head-on into a motorcyclist turning left
In case after case, drivers often insist they simply didn't "see" the motorcyclist. That may be so. But that's no excuse for causing a serious accident that results in the loss of a motorcyclist's arm or leg. That's why we take such cases so seriously at our law firm.
Common causes of motorcycle amputation injuries
Losing a limb in a motorcycle accident can occur in several ways. Smaller parts of the body like hands, feet, fingers and toes can be severed between metal parts of the motorcycle and debris.
In other cases, limbs may still be intact but injured so severely they are beyond the point of repair and must be surgically amputated. The legs often take most of the initial impact, exposing motorcyclists to the dangers of a crushed leg and other leg injuries. Other limbs can be crushed as well during a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident leg amputation and other limb amputation surgeries are performed to save the patient’s life.
How we can help you
Our attorneys focus on obtaining the maximum compensation for injury victims and their families. This is extremely important in cases such as the loss of an arm or leg since such injuries can affect a person's ability to earn a living for the rest of his or her life.
And since injury victims often only have one opportunity to obtain all the money they will need for the rest of their life due to their injury, it's critical that your financial settlement includes all your medical expenses and lost income, for now and for years to come.
We understand what's at stake. That's why we're eager to meet with you and get straight to work on your case. Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation at our offices in Walnut Creek, Antioch, Benicia, or Pittsburg, CA. We're here for you when you need us most.