With the sunny California weather and rising price of gas, more and more individuals are traveling by motorcycle as their main means of transportation. Riding a motorcycle is a wonderful way to enjoy California’s serene landscape, but due to the traffic congestion of the populated communities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino, riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous.
The physical size as well as the limited protection the motorcycle provides to its operator makes a motorcycle versus auto accident much more dangerous and typically deadly. Most motorcycle accidents occur when drivers of cars, trucks, and SUV’s do not see the motorcyclists coming from behind them or when the motorcyclist is in their blind spot. The automobile driver then proceeds to change lanes or make a right or left turn and collides with the motorcycle driver.
The injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident or collision with a motor vehicle include back injury, neck injury, amongst many other serious injuries.
It appears the majority of motorcycle accidents occur in the following counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino and typically occur on highways or freeways as opposed to back roads or side streets. Motorcycle riders who are injured in a motor vehicle collision often do not understand their rights. They are not aware that they have rights and protections under California Vehicle Code Law, including the right to recover for their bodily injuries, wage loss, medical bills as well as pain and suffering as a result of the negligent conduct of another driver.
Contact our experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney at California Injury Law Center today for expert legal counsel.