Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) November 19, 2009 -- Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage on the roadways because other drivers often do not see them. This has been the cause of many motorcycle accidents. Consequently, motorcyclists are more at risk of injury or death when an accident with a vehicle occurs. âWhen a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, the injuries are often quite severe,â said attorney Robert A. Brenner. Injuries may include brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and severe disfigurement.
Brennerâs Los Angeles, California law firm has handled numerous motorcycle accident cases. Since beginning his personal injury practice, Brennerâs use of medical specialists, economists, and other experts has helped him recover compensation for motorcycle accident victims. Some motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries; this is Brennerâs specialty. He regularly represents victims that suffer from devastating injuries like brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and amputation injuries.
âWe often have to use experts to help calculate what it will cost to provide medical treatment for an injured motorcyclist,â remarked Brenner. Brennerâs firm uses experts like life care planners to help determine a damage award. A life care plan is an essential part of building a case for damages. A plan will assess what it will cost to provide medical treatment for a victim and will account for the loss of a personâs ability to earn a living. A motorcycle accident victim can also recover damages for pain and suffering.
âThe really difficult cases,â commented Brenner, âare the situations where the motorcyclist has died as a result of their injuries.â Brenner also represents the families of motorcyclists. Under certain circumstances, surviving family members can receive compensation for the death of a loved one. âMany people,â explained Brenner, âfeel uncomfortable about placing a value on human life, but there are practical reasons for doing so.â Brenner explains that in many situations the loss of a loved one also creates a financial loss as well. Eligible family members can recover compensation for the loss of a loved oneâs income and for less quantifiable injuries like the loss of companionship.