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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Client Testimonials

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David Booth

Attorney John Paul-Serrao helped us to win our case against the insurance company after we were involved in a traffic accident where our car was rear ended, we tried to handle it ourselves with the insurance company and they did not want to cooperate with us, so we hired Mr. Serrao and he was able to get us a settlement above with the insurance company was willing to pay. I would highly recommend him.

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