Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcyclists face far greater risks on the roadways than occupants of passenger vehicles. Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, less stable, and far less crashworthy than closed, four-wheeled cars and trucks. Sadly, many motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact the auto accident lawyers at Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are tough advocates for injured motorcyclists.

Why Choose Hanson & Mouri?

  • We give our clients personal attention from start to finish. You will meet with an attorney, not an assistant or paralegal. We return all phone calls and stay in close communication with our clients.
  • Our firm has never lost a litigated case. We have more than 20 years of experience in all matters of personal injury law, including motorcycle accidents.
  • We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis to ensure our services are available to everyone. There are no upfront costs and you pay us no legal fees until we secure compensation for you.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that:

  • 5,286 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in the U.S. in a single recent year, representing a 5.1% increase over the previous year.
  • Per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash.
  • The fatality rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles was 60.90, as compared to 7.80 for light trucks and 9.94 for passenger cars.
  • In the most recent year for which injury statistics are available, 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle wrecks in the U.S.
  • The injury rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles was 1,028.
  • The rate of vehicles involved in crashes per 100,000 registered vehicles was 62.46 for motorcycles, as compared to 15.2 for light trucks and 15.45 for passenger cars.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Drivers Cutting Motorcyclists Off

As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of all motorcycle collisions with other vehicles are caused by other drivers turning into the path of the motorcycle. This type of accident often occurs when a driver turning left at an intersection fails to register an oncoming motorcycle in the roadway.

Unsafe Lane Changes

Motorcycles are smaller and easier to get lost in a driver’s blind spot. A driver who changes lanes without first signaling and then performing a head check can wipe out a motorcycle rider in an adjacent lane.

Head-On Collisions

Many crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle occur with the vehicle hits the motorcycle head on. This type of accident is often fatal for the rider. When the motorcycle comes to an abrupt stop in the crash, the rider will either be crushed or catapulted through the air and onto a hard surface.

Debris on the Road

Obstacles in the road are a hazard for any motorist, but even more so for motorcyclists. A bike lacks the stability of a four-wheeled vehicle. Gravel, slick spots, and any debris on the road, let alone dead animals, can cause a motorcyclist to suffer a serious crash.

Lane Splitting

This type of accident occurs when a motorcycle travels between two lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic. As drivers often fail to anticipate lane splitting, it can lead to accidents. Even if you are lane splitting, you have a case.

What Should You Do after a Serious Motorcycle Crash?

Motorcycle riders are 4 times more likely than other motorists to be seriously injured or killed in a traffic related accident. Without the protection of being inside of a vehicle, motorcyclists are at increased risk for serious or even fatal injuries when involved in a crash. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a collision while riding any type of bike, you may have questions about how to pay for your medical bills and what to do about your pain and suffering.

Our Inland Empire Law Offices specialize in motorcycle accident cases and can help you and your family get the monetary compensation you deserve. Our firm can represent you no matter what you ride; Harley-Davidson, chopper, cruiser, mini bike, moped, street bike, sport bike, racing bike, or even a motor-cross bike. Most accidents involving motorcyclists result when another driver violates a motorcycle riderʼs right-of-way. This occurs when another vehicle pulls out in front of, or turns in front of a motorcyclist. When you are injured in this type of accident you are entitled to recover monetary damages to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When another driverʼs careless and irresponsible behavior causes you or a loved one to be involved in an accident you need an experienced Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer to explain your rights.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

The injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident can severely limit you and your familyʼs ability to lead a normal life. Injuries may include:

  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Head trauma including severe traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation of a limb and permanent disfigurement
  • Permanent disfigurement and disability
  • Mental anguish

Motorcycle riders involved in an accident may also experience lesser injuries such as whiplash, back and neck pain, severe bruising, lacerations, and scarring.

Injuries resulting from an accident may require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment. Serious injuries may leave you unable to work and pay your bills, leading to the foreclosure of your home, bankruptcy, and damage to your credit. You need the experience of a Riverside/San Bernardino motorcycle injury lawyer to get you the monetary compensation you deserve.

Our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer has 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Any bike accident, even a minor collision can lead to injuries that have long lasting effects and cause irreparable pain and suffering. Whether you were the rider, or a family member, if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident you may be entitled to monetary damages. Let an experienced Inland Empire motorcycle injury attorney work for you.

Get In Touch with Our Firm

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Personal Injury Attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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