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The statistics around motorcycle accidents are alarming.
Though motorcycles make up only 3% of registered vehicles and account for just 0.7% of the miles traveled, motorcycle riders are three times more likely to be involved in an injury accident.
While any accident has the potential to be serious and even fatal, bikes tend to fare much worse in a motorcycle accident than motorists. According to Reuters, the average cost of a motorcycle accident is $4,569, compared to $2,995 for car accidents.
Further, the severity of injuries for motorcyclists is dramatically increased, with these collisions accounting for approximately 14% of all traffic fatalities.
At Khalil Law Group, we are experienced Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys, representing clients such as accident victims and family members in a variety of motorcycle accident cases ranging from broken bones to a traumatic brain injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
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A motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience. Even if you’ve managed to come out of the motorcycle accident unscathed, your bike could be totaled, or an injury could manifest itself months or weeks later.
It’s our job as personal injury attorneys at Khalil Law Group to make sure that the facts surrounding the motorcycle accident are represented truthfully, and we’ll evaluate if you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries, including head injuries. After motorcycle accidents, your sole focus should be on your medical treatment and recovery, not sorting through paperwork.
As Orange County motorcycle accident attorney, we can help motorcycle accident victims throughout Southern California with the following:
Compared to cars and trucks, motorcycles are relatively small, and they can be hard to see. Most drivers are well aware of other vehicles on the road, but they’re not as conscious when it comes to motorcycles and riders. As a result, accidents happen more frequently than they should.
Some of the most common reasons our clients are involved in motorcycle accidents include:
Left-hand turns can be difficult and dangerous in even the best conditions, but when there’s a motorcycle involved, the chance for something going wrong increases. If you’re sharing a lane with the vehicle or the car doesn’t yield while you’re going straight, a collision is more likely.
Most of the time, the vehicle that hits you is at fault, and reviewing the information and paperwork about the incident can give us insight into your specific case. It’s also important to keep in mind that motorcyclists’ actions could potentially affect compensation. For example, speeding or aggressive maneuvers could be interpreted as reckless.
Our Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers have seen it all, and our law firm is ready to help.
According to The National Safety Council, cell phone use (including texting and driving) is responsible for 1.6 million crashes per year. Despite steep fines for not abiding by hands-free cell phone use in California, violators persist.
Drivers need only take their eyes off the road for a split second to check their phone, email, or text messages to cause a collision that results in a motorbike accident.
Alcohol use impairs reaction times, making it a leading cause in both single motorcycle accidents and those involving cars in Orange County and throughout California.
It goes without saying that because motorcyclists don’t have the protection of a vehicle body, safety belts, and airbags, motorcycle accident injuries can be much more serious.
In most states, lane splitting is illegal, but this maneuver is allowed in California, and it’s well within your rights to do it responsibly. As a reminder, lane splitting is when a motorcycle passes between cars in different lanes. Lane splitting is also referred to as lane sharing because you’ll be using the same lane as the vehicle.
A motorcycle rider can save a lot of time by zipping through traffic jams, but that convenience to motorcyclists can come at a cost if a car isn’t paying attention, swerves in a lane, or acts aggressively for another reason.
Drivers aren’t the only potential hazards that many motorcycle riders face. Slick roads, loose gravel, potholes, and debris can all threaten a rider’s safety and cause motorcycle injuries. It’s helpful to learn how to navigate and avoid these, but it’s also possible that some hazardous road conditions can be the result of negligence.
It’s up to your motorcycle accident attorney to review the facts of your case and help make that determination.
The moments immediately following an accident are vital, and the actions you take can potentially help or harm your case.
There are several steps you’ll want to take at the scene and immediately following these accidents:
Feel free to take down their phone number and contact us right away to follow up. Their goal is to reduce or potentially eliminate your compensation. Instead, our Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for your rights.
Do you have any questions about your case? Request a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle injury attorney today.
We’re here to help you during this difficult time. At Khalil Law Group, our attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations at our Newport Beach, CA office. Call us at (714) 617-7870