Motorcycle accidents without a helmet can be severe and devastating. Contact Ventura motorcycle accident attorney Craig Murphy today for a free one-on-one consultation.
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What if you were injured in a motorcycle accident, here in Ventura County, and you weren’t wearing a helmet? Are you entitled to compensation or are you just out of luck? The insurance companies will try and tell you they aren’t responsible, and that they don’t have to pay any of your damages because you were not wearing a helmet, but that’s not necessarily true.
Think about it this way. A car comes over and hits you or cuts you off, and you have to lay down your bike and you’re severely injured. Your leg, your hip, your ankles are all broken. You’ve had to have numerous surgeries. What does that have to do with whether or not you were wearing a helmet? You’re not claiming a brain injury. You’ve got other very significant, very severe injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. The fact that you weren’t wearing a helmet has nothing to do with it.
If you were to complain that you had a very serious and permanent brain injury, it may be an issue. The insurance company and their adjuster and their lawyer are going to try and use it against you, and convince you that you have no claim. Here is the bottom line. If you’ve been seriously injured in a California motorcycle crash, whether or not you have been wearing a helmet or anything else – even if you are partially or primarily at fault for causing that crash here in Ventura– You still may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. The only way to figure that out is to get a skilled and experienced trial lawyer who knows how to investigate, build these cases, and protect your interests.
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