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Motorcycle Officer Injured in Crash

Being a police officer of any kind must be hard work, a motorcycle policeman is probably terrifying. You never know what’s going to happen.

According to recent reports, a Bell Gardens motorcycle officer was sadly injured during a two vehicle crash. This happened in the Montebello area.

A fire department dispatcher said that paramedics were dispatched to the scene at 7:07 in the morning. They were called to the area of Greenwood Avenue and Oakwood Street. One of the victims had to be sent to the local hospital.

The reports said that an officer was on a department motorcycle. There was another vehicle involved, a gray four door sedan. That gray sedan was pulling out of an alley and hit the officer. The officer flew over the car and landed on the street.

Motorcycle Crash in Bell Gardens

Bell Gardens police officials say that the injured officer was on his way to work when the crash happened.  The officer was thankfully conscious and talking not long after the crash. Even though he seemed stable, reports say that his clothes had to be cut off of him before he was rushed to the local hospital.

The officer’s condition wasn’t known immediately. The Bell Gardens Police Department wouldn’t release the injured officer’s name or the extent of his injuries.

Authorities had to stop traffic in both directions of Greenwood, between Date and Sycamore streets.

Motorcycle Crash in Orange County

Not all Crashes have a scary, but happy ending. This particular motorcycle crash took the lives of a Buna man and woman. This happened in Orange County.  According to the reports, twenty-five year old, Cory Menard died at the scene of the crash around 1:30 p.m. The wreck happened on SH 12. Twenty-four year old, Chelsea Miller also passed away that day, however she didn’t die until later that evening at a local hospital in Beaumont.

The investigators said that a pickup truck was driven by sixty-seven year old, Michael Meranda. The reports say that Michael had failed to yield at the right of way when he was making a turn onto SH 12 from Woodridge Dr.

The Yamaha motorcycle struck the truck on the left front panel of the truck. Both of the vehicles immediately caught fire on impact. Luckily for Meranda he was unhurt.

The crash is still being under investigation.

Daniel Gibalevich – Motorcycle Accident Attorney Los Angeles

The thrill of the open road on a motorcycle can end abruptly the minute you have an accident.  Motorcyclists suffer some of the highest mortality rates among motor vehicle accident victims. In the case of a personal injury accident of this kind it is important to equip yourself with proper legal counsel and representation. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident within the state of California, you may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries and damages suffered. The expert attorneys at the DAG Law Firm are available to assist you in determining your rights and appropriate legal action.

Understanding the Process

Maneuvering the maze of legalities following a serious motorcycle accident can be confusing and frustrating. It is important that you know your rights and choose a personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success in dealing with cases similar to yours. In the state of California, specific laws apply to motorcyclists versus automobiles. Our attorneys will assist you in knowing your rights to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate compensation from the negligent party or their insurance company. Understanding what type of motorcycle accident you have been in will be an essential part of filing a successful claim, and your accident may be categorized as Negligence, Manufacturer Liability, Road Design or Wrongful Death. Motorcycle accidents resulting from malicious intent may be subject to further legal action and may carry punitive damages.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

There are countless causes of motorcycle accidents and a motorcyclist’s relative exposure to the elements leaves them vulnerable to the negligence of other motor vehicle operators. Injuries are often extensive and may include:

  • Broken Bones or Bone Dislocation
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Death

Recovering Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident

In situations where Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance does not sufficiently cover damages, you may be entitled to full or partial compensation beyond your coverage limitations. At the DAG Law Firm, our expert personal injury attorneys will support you in bringing appropriate legal action against an insurance agency or defendant. Whether you are dealing with an uninsured motorist or an uncooperative insurance company seeking to limit your total payout for damages, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf. As a victim of a motorcycle accident, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for the following:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering

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