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 injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact the Riverside car accident lawyers at Hanson & Mouri today. Our legal team of experienced personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys are tough advocates for injured motorcyclists.
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.
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.
Many motorcycle 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.
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.
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.
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 motorcycle accident lawyers can help you and your family get the monetary compensation you deserve for your personal injury. 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.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will consider the extent of the injuries you’ve sustained to determine the amount of equitable compensation you should receive. Our legal team will work with your doctors to examine how your injuries have impacted you and your life. In legal terms, damages refer to the compensation provided to an individual who has suffered harm or loss due to the unlawful act of another. Your financial and emotional damages may include the following:
Many other types of damages can also result from your motorcycle accident. The above is by no means an exhaustive list. The amount of compensation applied to each area will vary depending on the extent of your injuries.
Remember that you are never obligated to accept the initial settlement offered by the insurance company. Speaking with a Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer is vital to ensure that any settlement offer offered by insurance companies is fair and will cover the entire cost of your damages.
The injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident can severely limit you and your familyʼs ability to lead a normal life. Injuries may include:
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.
Call or Contact our law firm online now to schedule a free consultation, 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.
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