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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

After an accident, we advocate for motorcyclists

As a previous post on this blog discussed, there is a common misperception in Los Angeles County and throughout California that when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, his or her injuries are somehow his or her own responsibility. Some people are quick to assume that a motorcyclist had to have been speeding or weaving through traffic right before an accident, and many people also equate not wearing a helmet with being responsible for a motorcycle accident.

Between the stats: motorcyclists not always at fault for crashes

Even with lots of public education efforts, many people in the greater Los Angeles area still operate under the misconception that in a motorcycle accident, even if it is a multi-vehicle accident, the fault somehow lies with the motorcyclist.

When drivers are not careful around motorcycles, we speak up

As a previous post here discussed, there are lots of different ways for other motorists to take extra care around motorcycle riders and keep them safe. Although certainly not every accident involving a motorcycle is the other person's fault, drivers in the Los Angeles area should not make excuses for themselves that motorcyclists are hard to see or, worse, that they themselves have a habit of driving poorly.

Legal protections are available for motorcycle accident victims

Motorcycle riders can be in a uniquely vulnerable position on the roadway. Additionally, they can be especially exposed to negligent and careless drivers. Motorcycle riders can be susceptible to inattentive drivers who fail to observe them, and it is important to keep in mind that motorcycles do not enjoy the same protections passenger vehicles afford. Unfortunately, statistics illustrate how dangerous the roadways can be for motorcycle riders.

Los Angeles area motorcycle accidents claims life of rider

Traveling by motorcycle is a fairly popular mode of transportation in California and other states across the nation. Especially when the weather is nice, motorists can expect to share the road with these smaller vehicles. While vehicles of various sizes share the road each and every day, this poses some risks and dangers. If a driver is not attentive, this could result in a serious accident.

Fatal Los Angeles motorcycle accident claims life of rider

The legal process and the options it affords protect motorcycle accident victims and their families. While no one expects to get involved in a motorcycle accident, such an event could result in a serious and tragic aftermath. Therefore, it is imperative to understand what recourses are available to victims and their loved ones.

Brain injury victims have legal options to consider

A serious traumatic brain injury may not be immediately noticeable following a motor vehicle accident or other injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be open or closed head injuries, and can be caused by car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Prompt attention and care for a brain injury can be critical to a successful recovery.

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