Motorcycle Lawyers in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, and Colton
Motorcyclists in California have some of the most breathtaking roadways on which to ride. Most bikers understand the implications of riding a motorcycle and understand that there is a greater risk associated with riding a motorcycle than an automobile but take those risks each day in order to feel that freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle.
The Risks of Riding Motorcycles in California
Most rides go successfully but many end in tragedy. In some cases, the fault is attributed to the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, bikers have been notoriously labeled as reckless drivers and are often unfairly apportioned liability in accidents. But in many cases, an accident is due to the negligence of another driver.
Accidents that involve motorcycles are often far more severe due to the lack of protection a biker has. Riders who have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, or Colton should get the advice and support of the personal injury lawyers at Braff Law Professional Corporation.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents today are :
- Left-hand turn accidents — errors and misjudgments of drivers while making a left-hand turn are a common cause of motorcycle accidents
- Speeding — drivers who speed risk collisions with other drivers and motorcyclists
- Changing lanes — drivers who fail to check blind spots or signal a lane change may not see a motorcycle and are a common cause of motorcycle accidents
- Sudden stops — rear-end collisions with a motorcycle often result from an abrupt stop or a driver following too closely.
- Distracted driving — drivers who are distracted by devices or otherwise are not paying attention to their surroundings cause accidents with motorcycles
- Driving while impaired — drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs risk collisions with motorcycles.
- Lane-splitting — while legal in California, lane splitting should only be done under certain circumstances, avoiding blind spots and always assuming other drivers cannot see you. Only do this at very slow speeds.
- Dangerous road conditions — potholes, debris, and pavement which has not been maintained can lead to a biker’s loss of control.
Motorcycle defects — manufacturers of poorly designed or manufactured motorcycles or motorcycle parts can be held liable for motorcycle accidents.
California Motorcycle Laws
If you are a biker over the age of 18, you can choose not to wear a helmet, It is important to note, however, that a biker who chooses not to wear a helmet may reduce the likelihood of compensation for head injury claims after an accident. Consequently, we advise our clients to not only act in accordance with traffic rules but wear appropriate motorcycle gear.If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Garden Grove, Arcadia, Rosemead, Colton, or the surrounding communities in Southern California, you should understand your legal rights. Call the personal injury team at Braff Law Professional Corporation for a no-cost consultation. There is never a fee until we win compensation for you.