Major Injury Motorcycle Accident in Ojai
I’m Ed Smith, an Ojai motorcycle accident attorney. A major injury motorcycle accident occurred recently near the town of Ojai.
Location of the Crash
According to authorities, the accident occurred on Monday, November 20, 2017 not long before 3 pm on Highway 150 just minutes from the town of Ojai near Gorham Road.
Details of the Crash
The accident involved two vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle. The motorcyclist suffered major injuries in the crash and had to be airlifted to a hospital via a sheriff’s helicopter. When the motorcycle and the car collided both vehicles went off the side of the road.
The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Ventura County Medical Center in critical condition due to his traumatic injuries. The rider was transported from the scene at 3:35 pm. Emergency personnel cleared the accident scene at 4:45 pm. There was no word on any injuries suffered by the driver of the car or if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
What to do after a Motorcycle Accident
Even if you don’t believe you’ve been injured severely you should seek medical attention following a motorcycle accident. A thorough evaluation by a doctor at a hospital can help your recovery efforts.
Documenting Lost Wages
Document all of your lost wages caused by the accident. Injuries can leave you out of work for an undetermined amount of time. These lost wages should be written down so you can give them to your personal injury attorney. You can make the documentation process easier by providing your attorney with pay stubs from before your accident and any pay stubs you receive following the accident if you are able to work even for just a couple hours each week.
Provide Value of the Motorcycle
Be sure to provide the value of the motorcycle to your attorney. Your Ojai personal injury attorney will handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf. Even if your bike is totaled the insurance company might try to lowball you. Have pictures of the bike ready to submit and find comparable prices on the internet. Be sure to include the receipts from any recent work or upgrades made to the motorcycle prior to the motorcycle accident.
Ojai Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, an Ojai motorcycle accident attorney. Getting the call that a loved one has been injured in a major injury motorcycle accident can be devastating. If you receive such a phone call it’s best to contact my office at 805-372-0200 or toll-free at 800-404-5400 for compassionate, friendly, and free legal advice regarding your situation.
I am a member of a nationwide organization known as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This organization is known for recognizing trial lawyers who have successfully acquired one-million-dollar or more settlements or awards for their clients.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Motorcycle Accident in Kendal Manchester by Joshua Kimberly. CC BY-SA 4.0.
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