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Nowhere in the entire United States has the same drawing power for motorcyclists as the Golden Coast. Motorcyclists are attracted to our miles upon miles of coastal freeways and exceptional biking weather. However, with an uptick in the number of motorcyclists on the roadways, there is also an increase in the rate of motorcycle accidents. Noticeable trends include the following:
- Motorcycle accidents account for nearly 15% of all fatal motorized vehicle accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents account for almost 7% of all motorized vehicle accidents that result in injuries to the parties involved.
The numbers are particularly high, largely because motorcyclists and their passengers lack much protection between themselves and other vehicles or the asphalt. There are no structures or air bags to help protect motorcyclists in an accident.
When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you’ll need the assistance of a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer.
Rate Of Motorcycle Accidents In Los Angeles
Riding motorcycles is a popular form of transportation in Los Angeles. Whether this is fueled by the glamorous portrayal of motorcycling created by Hollywood or by the economic sense that riding a motorcycle can make, it is hard to say. Regardless, motorcycles can be dangerous. There were 111 fatal motorcycle accidents reported in Los Angeles in 2008, and nearly 3,000 accidents that resulted in only injuries to those involved in the accident.
Motorcycle accidents are often very severe, and the motorcyclist often comes out of the accident in worse condition than the other party involved. There are many instances where motorcyclists suffer severe injuries such as head wounds, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, and broken or fractured bones. All of these types of injuries have a big impact on the victim and carry very expensive medical bills for treatment. A skilled personal injury attorney will be able to fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
The most frequently cited primary factors causing motorcycle accidents are:
- Traveling at unsafe speeds
- Motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic lanes
- Motorcyclists “showing off” by doing tricks while riding down a highway or freeway
- Drivers of cars or other vehicles failing to notice that a motorcyclist is driving nearby
- Motorcyclists driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Drivers failing to notice a stopped motorcycle
- Improper and/or unsafe turning
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles can become involved in different types of accidents, including being rear-ended while stopped at a light or signal, accidents resulting from tailgating or following another vehicle too closely, accidents due to other drivers failing to notice a motorcyclist, accidents that result from improper left turn, and accidents that result from the poor condition of the roadway or road surface. Sometimes the motorcyclist is negligent, while other times another driver may be the cause of the accident.
Unfortunately, regardless of who was at fault, police officers, judges and jury members tend to be biased against motorcyclists. For best results after a crash, retain a lawyer who will work to overcome that bias while pursuing compensation for you. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need the knowledge, skills and experience that trial lawyer Kenechi R. Agu can provide. Do not hesitate. You should immediately seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer who focuses on motorcycle accidents. KRA Legal PC is ready to help. Our professionals are committed to providing our clients with sound legal advice, competent representation and thoughtful guidance through the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.