Motorcycles are a method of transportation used by millions of people each year. While they may allow a rider to pass through traffic jams and congestion easier than a car or truck, enabling their owner to get to their destination faster, motorcycle riding is not without its risks. Motorcycle accidents often result in significant injuries to the rider. Motorcycle riders who are involved in a car or truck collision do not have several advantages that someone in a larger vehicle has, such as thousands of pounds of steel for protection, airbags or a life saving seatbelt. While the motorcyclist must wear a helmet under California law, this is not a means of protection for the rest of the rider’s body. As a result, motorcycle riders are often seriously injured after an accident, typically in the form of broken bones, shoulder dislocations, brain and spine injuries, and death.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A few major causes of accidents with motorcycle riders include the opposing car or truck driver’s failure to check their blind spot or specifically looking for a motorcyclist when merging, not yielding to a motorcycle rider’s right of way, hazardous road conditions, and cutting off a motorcycle while turning. Even where a motorcycle rider is as careful as possible, negligent and inattentive drivers still cause significant levels of accidents with motorcycles. A motorcyclist can never prevent 100% of accidents, regardless of the care they use on the road.
Even if you or your loved one are partially at-fault for the accident, California law allows you or your loved one to obtain compensation from the other person involved in the crash. Contact our motorcycle accident lawyer today for a free consultation, and read our motorcycle-related blogs for more information.
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you need to contact the motorcycle accident lawyers of the Steven Dhillon Law Firm to represent your case and fight for the compensation that you deserve for your medical expenses, emotional distress and other damages. Contact the Steven Dhillon Law Firm today to set up a free consultation of your case by calling (818) 874-9485.
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