Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2013
A man from Panama City Beach Florida has been hospitalized after his motorcycle reportedly collided with a Volkswagen, according to a report from NBC. Noted motorcycle accident lawyer Jeff Nadrich weighs in on the legal implications.
A man from Panama City Beach Florida has been hospitalized after his motorcycle reportedly collided with a Volkswagen, according to a report from the local NBC affiliate. The accident is reported to have occurred near Back Beach Road and Beth Avenue, and NBC reports that neither the motorcycle driver nor his passenger—reportedly his wife—was wearing a helmet. Motorcycle injury lawyer Jeff Nadrich recently commented on the case.
According to Nadrich, “Cases like this are unfortunate, but they're all the more reason why it's so crucial to wear a helmet while riding. So many of these injuries can be prevented with that one simple step, but there's also a legal component here. If you're injured due to the negligence of an automobile driver, you'll have a much stronger case on your hands if you can confirm that you took the proper safety measures while riding. In many states, like my home state of California, helmet use is legally mandated, and failure to follow the law can make your case very difficult. After all, it's difficult to make a personal injury claim if you knowingly failed to provide for your own safety, even if the other motorist was responsible for the collision.”
Nadrich also notes that this particular case is still under investigation. “We don't know exactly what happened, and it's unfair to assume who's at fault. But as a motorcycle injury attorney, I would urge all motorcycle accident victims to contact a qualified attorney in order to better understand their legal rights and determine the best course of action. The sooner you act, the better.”
According to the NBC report, the accident occurred last Saturday night at approximately 8:00 p.m. The wife was reportedly not injured, but the driver was taken to Bay Medical Hospital with undisclosed critical injuries. His current condition is not known. Investigators have reportedly questioned the driver and passenger of the Volkswagen and asked several nearby witnesses to provide information for the ongoing investigation.
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