Motorcycles offer their riders a unique way to experience the open road, giving them the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair and the freedom of being outside in California’s great weather. However, motorcycles also pose an inherent danger for those on them.
Orange County motorcycle accidents not only happen very frequently, but they are also, in general, more dangerous than car accidents. They can easily lead to broken bones, back or neck injuries, head or brain injuries, and much more. With or without a helmet, these wrecks carry with them a distinct chance of serious injuries or death.
Some Orange County motorcycle wrecks are caused by the riders themselves who speed, drive recklessly, or simply tip over a bike they aren’t ready to handle. However, many other accidents are caused by the drivers of cars and trucks around them. In fact, most motorcycle crashes are caused by:
- Drivers changing lanes into a motorcycle
- Drivers turning onto a street in front of a motorcycle
- Drivers hitting a motorcycle in an intersection
- Drunk drivers swerving into another lane
The bottom line is that negligent drivers who do not see motorcycles or who do not respect their rights cause many accidents—and injure countless motorcycle riders as a result.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver on southern California roadways, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation as a result. This money can cover your medical expenses, missed time at work, permanent disabilities, and instances of pain and suffering.
However, you won’t get a penny from the insurance companies unless you are willing to fight for it. In order to have the best chance at receiving the full amount of compensation you deserve, you need to have an Orange County motorcycle accident attorney on your side.
To learn more about your legal rights from an Orange County motorcycle wreck lawyer, read the free book we wrote about The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Personal Injury Claim. You can also call Russell & Lazarus today at 800.268.9228 to schedule a FREE consultation about your claim.