California is the largest populated state in America. Subsequently, California has the most registered motorcyclist than any state in America. The majority of motorcyclists reside in Southern California, particularly Riverside. California’s highly populated roadways in conjunction with its heavy traffic result in an accident-prone area. According to the Accident Data Center, motorcyclists were almost 30 times more likely to be hurt in an accident than any other motorists in 2012. Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be one the most devastating moments of your life, you owe it to yourself to what to do after a wreck, continue reading to learn how.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Misinformation can spread like wildfire; people have constantly been misinformed that when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, it was probably the rider’s fault. However, studies reveal that primarily motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other motorists. Motorcycle accident categories include but are not limited to:
- Head-On Collisions
- Dangerous Road Conditions
- Negligent Driving
- Left Turn Accidents
Motorcycle Accident Causes
Negligence is the primary cause of motorcycle accidents; the following behaviors are considered negligent driving:
- Reckless Driving
- Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Using a Cell Phone or Electronic Device While Driving
- Eating While Driving
Hire An Attorney
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to obtain legal compensation for injuries sustained from your motorcycle accident. You must be able to prove the cause of the accident was the negligence of another party and that the injuries sustained were from the accident instead of past injuries. This is not an easy task, thankfully, people have dedicated their lives to the study and practice of personal injury law and are here to help you get back on your feet. A motorcycle accident attorney from the offices of Guldjian & Fasel Accident Attorneys will work relentlessly to give you the best representation possible; your attorney will negotiate with insurance companies who are trying to settle for the least possible amount, medical professionals, and review police reports to help build your case.