The Most Experienced Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists experience thrills and threats that other motorists on the road do not face. While motorcycles offer freedom and exhilaration, they are also far more dangerous than other vehicles. Over 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death, and more than 4,500 motorcyclists are killed in traffic collisions every year. Motorcycle accident injuries tend to be serious, often leading to head trauma and traumatic brain injury. California has more licensed motorcyclists than any other state and the greatest number of motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence, a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney can help you seek fair compensation from the responsible party. What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Los Angeles? Even the safest motorcyclist can get into a serious accident due to factors outside their control. The following are the most common factors in most motorcycle accidents in California. Lane Splitting California law allows lane splitting, or driving between two lanes of stopped or slow traffic. Despite being legal, lane splitting is very dangerous because other drivers do not expect anyone to be between lanes and there is little distance between vehicles. Alcohol and Speeding About half of motorcycle accidents involving a single bike are caused by alcohol or speeding. Speeding and alcohol-related accidents often have high fatality and injury rates as well. Vehicle Turning Left More than 40% of motorcycle accidents involve a vehicle that is making a left-hand turn when it strikes the motorcycle. These accidents usually happen at intersections or when the motorcyclist is trying to overtake a vehicle. The vehicle that hits the motorcyclist is usually at fault for these accidents, but a motorcyclist may share liability if he or she was driving in the wrong lane or speeding. Road Hazards Motorcycles are not as stable as a passenger vehicle and they are more vulnerable to road hazards like gravel, slick pavement, and potholes. Performance Bikes Sport and supersport motorcycles account for a disproportionate amount of motorcycle accidents in California. These bikes, which can reach speeds of 160 mph, are more difficult to control and they are usually driven by drivers under 30 with less motorcycle experience. Contact a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Attorney If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, do not speak with the insurance company without talking to a personal injury attorney. The insurance company’s job is not protecting your best interests, and you may be offered a settlement that will not cover your medical bills and other damages. Contact Rawa Law Group for a free consultation with a motorcycle accident injury lawyer in Los Angeles to protect your rights and get help pursuing fair compensation for your injuries.
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