Motorcycle accidents often lead to extensive personal injury for the rider. Considering that motorcycle riders are not encased in a protective cab, it is understandable that so many wind up with severe injuries when they collide with motor vehicles. Every time a motorcyclist gets on their bike, they risk the injuries that come with motorcycle collisions.
If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle accident, call the Vaziri Law Group right away, even if your injuries do not seem extensive at the time. We can help you cover your medical bills, property damage, and any lost wages you may suffer as a result of your accident.
What Makes Motorcycle Riding Dangerous in Los Angeles?
Several important factors make motorcycle riding particularly dangerous within the city of Los Angeles.
Traffic is incredibly heavy. The more people on the road, the riskier riding a bike is. It is common for cars not to see motorcyclists, which means that with more vehicles on the road, the chances of not being seen are greater.
Lane-splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of driving between two lanes of cars. Bikers often engage in lane-splitting at traffic stops since it helps them get to the head of the pack. Lane splitting may shave some time off a commute, but it also increases the risk of getting hit by an absent-minded driver.
Temperatures can get very hot. We enjoy some gorgeous weather in Southern California year-round. Unfortunately, that means that motorcyclists are subject to heat exhaustion and heatstroke when wearing proper protective equipment.
Why You Need A Personal Injury Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident:
The state of California allows for split liability, which means that more than one party can be considered at fault. That can become particularly challenging for injured riders. A rider’s injuries are likely to be more extensive than the wounds of a driver, and so securing significant damages becomes crucial. If split liability comes in to play, motorcyclists may not receive sufficient compensation.
With a dedicated personal injury attorney working the case, riders are much more likely to receive full damages for their medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, lost future wages, and pain & suffering. Never handle a motorcycle accident alone. Instead, call the legal team at the Vaziri Law Group.