Paradise Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle AccidentsMany people enjoy riding a motorcycle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hundreds of people are killed annually in motorcycle accidents. We should keep in mind that these statistics exist in spite of the safety regulations that are in place surrounding motorcycle accidents, such as the law requiring riders to wear a helmet at all times. Because of the lack of protection between a biker and the pavement, motorcycle accidents can result in injuries that are much more serious in nature than those seen with car accidents. For this reason, it is important for people to keep in mind a few common causes of motorcycle accidents.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

Road Conditions: Sometimes, the conditions of the road are not conducive to people riding motorcycles. This could include:

  • Potholes that make the pavement uneven, leading to accidents.
  • Construction zones have been improperly marked, causing people to have to swerve unexpectedly.
  • Obstacles across the road, such as power lines, trees, or large boulders.
  • Roads that are too narrow for cars and trucks, leading to unsafe riding conditions.
  • Roads that have been washed out by flooding, storms, or heavy rain.

Negligent Driving: Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle understands that not everyone is friendly to motorcycle riders. This is taken to another level when people simply don’t pay attention to the motorcyclists around them. Because motorcycles are significantly smaller than cars and trucks, it is easy for drivers who are distracted by their phones or too tired to pay attention to run into a motorcycle rider, leading to a disastrous result.

Mechanical and Maintenance Problems: Like cars, motorcycles are a collection of intricate moving parts that must work in unison to create a safe riding experience. If there are problems with some of the parts of the motorcycle, it could lead to problems with the brakes, the gas, or the engine itself. Failures in any one of these parts can lead to a serious collision.

Reckless or Aggressive Driving: Sometimes, drivers are aggressive toward motorcycle riders. Perhaps they try to get as close to the motorcycle rider as possible without hitting them. Other times, they try to buzz the rider at high speed. Any driver that acts with blatant disregard for other motorists on the road, including motorcycle riders, is at risk of reckless or aggressive driving.

If an accident has occurred, it is vital that any claim is filed as quickly as possible. There is a statute of limitations that governs how quickly a claim must be filed. The earlier a claim has been filed, the more time there is to review the case and maximize the opportunity for a successful outcome.

Paradise Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Paradise Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, or you have lost a loved one, please contact me at (530) 392-9400 for friendly, free advice. You may also utilize my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400.

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