Stunning advances are being made in automobile safety. Beyond the standard airbags and seat belts, computerized, driverless cars will soon be on the road – possibly within ten years. Radar, video, and computerization are already making automobiles and trucks safer. Unfortunately, advances in motorcycle safety have lagged behind. The standard safety equipment for motorcycles – helmets, boots, and leather jackets and gloves – hasn’t really changed since motorcycles first came on the market. Motorcycle accidents still injure thousands of motorcyclists every year, but if you’re injured while riding a motorcycle because of another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to reimbursement for your medical care and other injury-related expenses. After a motorcycle accident, seek medical attention first, then discuss your rights and options with an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer.
Although advances in motorcycle safety have been disappointing until recently, the future looks brighter. Several motorcycle helmet manufacturers are bringing high-tech helmets to the market. For example, the Skully AR-1 helmet, according to Popular Mechanics, is “the beginning of a motorcycle tech revolution.” The helmet merges heads-up display (HUD) optics with a network of sensors and microprocessors. It uses a rearview camera, GPS navigation, and it responds to voice control. The AR-1 and other “smart helmets” will probably replace conventional helmets quite rapidly. Motorcyclists already know that they need as much safety help as they can get.
If you are a motorcyclist and you are injured by another driver’s negligence in Los Angeles County, have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer explain your rights and options, including a possible personal injury lawsuit. If you choose to pursue a personal injury claim, a good personal injury attorney will negotiate aggressively on your behalf for the maximum available compensation. If a negotiated agreement cannot be reached, a skilled personal injury lawyer can explain your case to a jury of your peers and advocate vigorously for the compensation and justice you deserve. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in southern California, obtain the legal counsel you need by speaking at once to an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer.