Our readers in California are likely used to seeing daily reports about car accidents that occur on local roads. After all, car accidents are incredibly common and are the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths each year. However, another type of vehicle accident is sometimes overlooked: motorcycle accidents.
Car accidents may be more common, but motorcycle accidents have the potential to be even more deadly. Motorcyclists do not have the protection that comes with being enclosed in a vehicle; they are open to the elements, and a collision with a larger vehicle could lead to devastating injuries that may take months or even years to recover from.
Any California resident who has been injured in a motorcycle accident will want to be sure to research all available options to attempt to pursue financial compensation, especially if another party was at fault for the collision. Motorcycle accidents are often caused by drivers in passenger vehicles who are not paying attention and may not see motorcycles on the road.
Injured motorcyclists may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation. In such a lawsuit, the injured party must be able to show that the other driver owed a duty to the motorcyclist – and everyone else on the road – to drive carefully. Then, it must be shown that the driver breached that duty and the breach led directly to the accident and the victim’s injuries. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in the aftermath of your motorcycle accident, please visit our website.