Motorcycle Accidents in California
While the number of motorcycle accidents in California is just a small percentage of all accidents, the injuries are often severe and life-threatening. For injured riders, one of the first things after an accident should be to contact an experienced injury attorney who can preserve the evidence and take care of the legal headaches while you recover.
Common Causes of Riverside Motorcycle Accidents
Our attorneys have helped motorcyclists injured in various types of accidents. Some of the most common causes include:
- Speeding. A large number of motorcycle accidents involve drivers who speed and as a result are unable to avoid rear-end collisions.
- Motor vehicle drivers who fail to yield the right of way. Drivers often fail to yield to motorcyclists, who can be difficult to spot. Other times, drivers make left-hand turns without noticing nearby motorcyclists or misjudge them.
- Distracted drivers. Anyone who operates a vehicle must pay careful attention to anyone else on the road. When drivers fail to focus on driving, deadly accidents can occur.
- Road hazards. While cars do not get disrupted by obstacles like potholes in the road, these hazards can prove deadly to motorcyclists.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents result in injuries. Some of the most common injuries caused by these accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
- Road rash
Regardless of the injuries that injured motorcyclists face after an accident, our lawyers can help pursue compensation for the resulting medical costs and other damages if another party was responsible for what happened.
Speak with an Experienced Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Amicus Legal Group, we love helping accident victims. We understand the deadly nature of motorcycle accidents and do what it takes to hold responsible parties accountable. Contact us today to see how we can help.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in California
California’s helmet law states that every rider must wear an approved helmet. To be approved, helmets must meet DMV regulations. Failure to wear a helmet can lead to both citations and fines as well as have a negative impact on accident claims because the insurance company will argue that the failure to wear a helmet made the injuries worse.
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