Shortly after 6 a.m. on Monday, January 14, a motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a truck in Temecula. The crash occurred on the southbound Interstate 15 near Highway 79 South Temecula Parkway. Firefighters freed the rider, who was trapped under the truck, and he was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a motorcyclist suffers trauma in a crash that is attributable to the negligence of a driver, the rider may hold the driver liable for the expense of his or her recovery,” explained California motorcycle injury lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Temecula accounted for 1 of the 36 fatalities and 41 of the 507 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in collisions that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of motorcyclist fatalities in the state increased 15 percent, from 352 in 2010 to 414 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the collision with the truck.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Temecula crash.
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