Nov 20, 2020
Notable actor, George Clooney, recently conducted an interview with GQ and discussed a 2018 motorcycle accident he feared would end his life.
“I was on the ground. I was really screaming. Like, really screaming. And Grant [Heslov] came back, and he was screaming at everybody to get an ambulance, and I remember everybody got out of their cars, they stopped in the middle of the street, and all these people came and stood over me and just pulled out their phones and started taking video,” Clooney said.
At the time of the accident, CNN reported that the actor had told a friend it’s “good to be alive,” and the driver of the vehicle who initiated the crash had suddenly cut in front of him.
“I launched. I go head over heels,” Clooney told GQ. “But I landed on my hands and knees. If you did it 100 times, maybe once you land on your hands and knees, and any other version you land, you’re toast. It knocked me out of my shoes.” “I was just waiting for the switch to turn off because I broke his windshield with my head, and I thought, ‘OK, well, that’s my neck,'” he said.
Clooney miraculously escaped serious injury, but has said the crash left him with pain in his pelvis and bruises to a leg and an arm. He has reportedly quit riding motorcycles since the accident.
Although Clooney emerged from the motorcycle accident relatively unscathed, many injured motorcyclists are not so fortunate. Cars, trucks, busses, and other vehicles often fail to practice the type of safe driving that could help keep the roads less dangerous for all, particularly motorcycle drivers.
Motorcycle accident injuries can range from relatively and often inexplicably minor (given the size of the vehicle in comparison to cars, trucks, busses, etc.) to catastrophic. In some cases, more serious injuries can result in fatalities. Some of the more common types of motorcycle injuries include:
After being injured in a motorcycle accident, we recommend you take the following steps as soon as possible:
If you’ve spent any time on the road in California, you’ve undoubtedly witnesses the common occurrence of ‘lane splitting’ that is popular among motorcycle riders. Lane splitting (also known as lane sharing or filtering) involves motorcycles driving (weaving) between cars regardless of whether they’re stopped or moving. A 2014 study’s findings indicated that 80% of California motorcyclists engage in lane splitting on the state’s roads, streets, and freeways. In fact, more than half of all California motorcyclists indicate they do so “often” or “always.”
While lane splitting may be somewhat irritating for car and truck drivers, the practice is absolutely legal in California (although not so in any other state), and therefore all vehicle drivers must remain vigilant for motorcyclists who may be changing lanes at any given moment.
Although exact data regarding the safety of lane splitting is quite scarce, many DLG motorcycle rider clients report that their accidents and resulting injuries are frequently due to a driver failing to heed an instance of lane splitting. The result? Motorcyclists are frequently injured in accidents that could easily be avoided if other drivers simply pay attention and drive safely.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence – whether on account of lane splitting, reckless driving, failure to check one’s blind spot, driving under the influence, or any number of other scenarios, you (the motorcyclist) may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, medical bills, damage to your property, lost wages or earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
A top-rated, dedicated, and skilled attorney at Dordulian Law Group will fight to help you secure financial compensation for various types of damages:
Additionally, if a tragic fatality resulted from a motorcycle accident, the family of the decedent may file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation for various types of damages:
With a 98% success rate and history of recovering over $100 million for injured clients, Dordulian Law Group provides an unprecedented advantage which simply can’t be met by other ‘mega firms’ that advertise constantly on television and radio. We offer a unique type of representation by providing clients with access to a team of the best personal injury and motorcycle accident attorneys in California. We handle every case with the utmost attention and dedication required to ensure we prevail in court on your behalf and recover the maximum allowable financial damages award for the incident – whether a motorcycle accident, car crash, truck accident, etc.
DLG was founded by Samuel Dordulain, a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with a superlative success record and outstanding reputation among the city’s most revered legal professionals. Additionally, DLG investigates each case with the assistance of our Chief Investigator, Detective Moses Castillo, a recent retiree from the LAPD. Detective Castillo spent nearly three decades with the LAPD in the Central Traffic Division (skills which are invaluable when investigating motorcycle accidents) as well as the elite Sex Crimes Division for Abused Children. Dordulian, Castillo, and our countless additional professionals comprise the leading motorcycle accident firm serving Los Angeles and the greater California area.
We are here to fight for you 24/7, and will ensure you are completely comfortable during the legal process and with all strategies we apply to your case, allowing you to focus on the most important matter at hand – your physical recovery and well-being.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation, discreet, and painless consultation at 855-804-9636 so we may help you obtain justice and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your motorcycle accident.
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