Long Beach Personal Injury Attorneys
California Motorcycle Accidents
When compared with auto accidents and trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents have the greatest risk of resulting in serious injury and death to the driver. Because motorcyclists have so little to protect them during a crash, the injuries resulting from these accidents can be debilitating and even fatal. The lack of protection from motorcycles leaves drivers and passengers in a very vulnerable position, and even a helmet can’t protect a fallen motorcyclist from an oncoming vehicle. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a collision than passengers of other passenger vehicles are, showing exactly how dangerous it can be to be a motorcyclist during an accident.
The greatest cause of motorcycle accidents is that cars and other vehicles simply do not see or notice them. When compared with cars, trucks, and SUVs, motorcycles are very small and have a limited visibility. Approximately two thirds of all accidents involving motorcycles occur because of motorists who make left hand turns into the lanes where motorcycles are traveling, violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. Some other common causes of motorcycle accidents in Long Beach are:
- Dangerous road conditions (potholes, debris, grease/motor oil on the road, uneven road surfaces).
- Car doors opening unexpectedly
- Engine or brake failure
- Defective equipment involving handlebars, tires, or fuel lines
- Bad weather conditions
- Negligence on the part of other drivers
Lawyers Helping Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Victims
When you choose a Long Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from Pacific Attorney Group to represent you, all aspects of your crash will be examined. Whether it’s another driver, a part manufacturer, or a road maintenance company that is responsible for causing your motorcycle accident, your attorney will take the proper legal actions to make sure they are held accountable for their negligence. Your lawyer’s top priority will be to get you the largest amount of compensation possible for your injuries, and everything that can be done for you will be done.
Contact a Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Pacific Attorney Group today!