If you or your loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, you already know the impact it can have on your life. Motorcycle accidents are so severe in large part due to the fact that motorcyclists are relatively unprotected. Even with the proper safety gear, such as helmets and protective clothing, motorcyclists are simply no match for large, multi-ton vehicles.
When other drivers act carelessly or recklessly, injured motorcyclists and the families of those wrongfully killed are entitled to take legal action. At Selarz Law Corp., we understand that no amount of financial compensation can undo what you have been through, but a fair recovery can allow you the ability to proceed with the healing process, free of unexpected and overwhelming financial burdens.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, such as car crashes and semi-truck collisions, there are nearly innumerable causes of motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, the one common factor that seems to nearly always be at the root of these accidents is negligence. When other motorists are negligent, the consequences can be devastating.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving (including texting while driving)
- Failing to check for motorcyclists before changing lanes
- Sideswiping lane-splitting motorcyclists
- Following too closely (“tailgating”)
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Fatigued driving
- Turning into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist
- Failing to stop at red lights/stop signs
- Dangerous or defective road design
- Unsafe road conditions and/or construction
- Defective motorcycle (or automobile) parts
Furthermore, motorcycle injuries can be exacerbated by defective safety gear, such as faulty motorcycle helmets. When this happens, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of suffering catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Being injured in a motorcycle accident can be a harrowing experience. Due to how exposed someone on a motorcycle is, it is common for them to be injured in the event of an accident. Here are some of the most common injuries a rider can experience if they are in a motorcycle accident:
- Brain injuries
- Road rash
- Back or spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
At Selarz Law Corp., we understand just how difficult it is to move forward from a life-altering accident. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys believe that you shouldn’t have to face the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own. We have handled hundreds of personal injury cases and have successfully secured more than $20 million for our clients, both in settlement negotiations and at trial.
We are fully prepared to guide you through every stage of the legal process and fight tirelessly for the full, fair recovery you are owed. We are capable of handling even very complex cases involving multiple-vehicle collisions and other complicating factors.
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