Why Drivers Leave Injured Motorcyclists at the Scene of an Orange County Accident

Why Drivers Leave Injured Motorcyclists at the Scene of an Orange County Accident

If you were injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Orange County, you may be wondering what kind of person could possibly stand to leave an injured person behind. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often the victims of hit-and-run accidents in the OC, and the injuries are often serious. While the excuse from the guilty driver always seems to end up being “I just didn’t see them,” the reasons for leaving the scene of the accident can be much more complex.

Here are just a few reasons guilty drivers choose to leave the scene of a motorcycle wreck:

  • They were driving under the influence. If the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she may be afraid of facing the consequences and choose to leave the scene of the accident.
  • They were distracted. The driver may not have been paying attention to road when he or she hit you. In some cases, the driver may have been so distracted behind the wheel that he or she did not even notice someone was hit!
  • They were driving illegally or wanted for another crime. Unfortunately, some drivers will flee the scene of a motorcycle wreck because they are afraid of the legal consequences of another crime.
  • They were afraid of taking responsibility for their actions. Ultimately, this is the reason most guilty drivers leave the scene of a motorcycle accident. They are simply afraid of facing the music for your injuries.

In some cases, hit-and-run drivers turn themselves in or are found by the police. Sadly, in other cases, the hit-and-run driver is never found—and the victim is left with limited options for pursuing fair compensation.

If you are a motorcyclist who was injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Orange County, an attorney can be an important guide and ally. Speak with an experienced Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer today at (949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the online contact form on this page to learn more.

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