Army Vet Sustains Devastating Injuries from Motorcycle Accident

  • Mar 14 2016
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

Carlos VillegasThe story of a U.S. Army veteran who was left for dead on a Chula Vista road has gripped the San Diego area.

On the morning of March 4, 24-year-old Carlos Villegas was on his motorcycle, returning home after getting a haircut. That’s when something – though exactly what is not yet known – happened. Villegas was thrown from his bike, perhaps after being clipped, and landed some 25 feet away.

His injuries are substantial, and include numerous broken bones and internal bleeding in his neck. Judging from the injuries to his legs – practically all layers of leg muscle were destroyed – investigators are convinced that a driver ran over him.

Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Deadly

Like most who’ve heard his story, we’re heartbroken by what Mr. Villegas has had to endure. His injuries are reflective of just how dangerous motorcycle accidents can be. Because of their low profile, motorcycle injuries can happen in a flash.

The most common forms of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are:

  • Head injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue damage (also known as road rash)

Remember, the most effective way to guard yourself against serious injuries in motorcycle accidents is to wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that just six out of 10 motorcycle riders wears their helmet.

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, we can help you. We have a solid understanding of the causes and consequences of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your options with you. Contact the Gilleon Law Firm, APC today for a free consultation. Our number is (610) 702-8623.



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