July 9, 2020

California Motorcycle Accidents: Common Causes and Liability Addressed by our LA Lawyer

As a motorcyclist, you are far more vulnerable on our California roadways. Because any accident involving a motorcyclist is subject to more severe injuries, it is important to be watchful for accidents before they happen.  Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at the Amicus Legal Group provides some common causes and issues regarding motorcycle accidents in California in order to help victims and their families be better prepared to protect themselves.

Here in California, we have lane-splitting capability which comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The downfalls put riders at far more serious risk of injuries, particularly when trying to avoid collisions with larger vehicles.

Excessive speed is problematic for any vehicle but specifically motorcycles because of less road traction, smaller physical stature, and a reduced reaction time. It also means decreased reaction speed and increased stopping distance. 

Drivers who miscalculate the speed of a motorcycle or simply do not see a rider will often make a hasty left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist. A collision with a large vehicle, especially one that puts them in further danger from oncoming traffic, is a very big risk for riders.

Because of its smaller size, another driver may fail to notice a rider stopped at an intersection. A rider in a rear end accident is particularly at-risk fatality. Even a low-speed rear end collision could result in serious personal injuries to an innocent motorcyclist.

When you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, liability will be used to determine any financial compensation stemming from that accident. In the case of a motorcycle accident, it is important to get the assistance of a skilled Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer to help establish liability to ensure your fair financial compensation. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.