If you ride a motorcycle, you know the freedom that comes from hitting the road on two wheels. Unfortunately, drivers who are distracted or don’t pay attention when driving near bikes can cause serious accidents and injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Jorgensen Law in San Diego County. Our legal team has years of experience representing motorcycle accident victims in Southern California. We understand that you may be facing expensive medical bills and long recovery periods where you cannot work. Let our lawyers help you seek out compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Call us at 1-888-855-2948 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
What Leads to Motorcycle Accidents?
Just because you’re a safe rider doesn’t mean you won’t get into an accident on your bike. There are other factors that can lead to a crash, including:
- Poor communication – riders who travel in groups need to communicate well to prevent collisions or intersecting other riders’ travel lanes.
- Road hazards – local and state governments are expected to keep roadways free of hazards such as loose gravel or asphalt and potholes, which are acute dangers for riders. If not kept in good condition, government agencies can be held responsible.
- Inattentive drivers – motorcycles are harder for drivers to see because they ride lower than other vehicles on the road. If a California driver isn’t paying attention, it’s all too easy to turn in front of a motorcycle and cause an accident.
Does California Have Helmet Laws?
Yes. There is a universal helmet law in California that states riders must wear helmets at all times. Studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prove that helmets reduce the risk or serious head injuries and death during a crash by 29 percent.
The same studies also show that more than 400 motorcycle riders in California are killed each year. Even with protective riding gear and helmets, the lack of a car frame, airbags, or seatbelts means riders are at a higher risk of being seriously injured.
Why Hire Us for Your Motorcycle Accident Case?
Insurance companies are out to protect their bottom line, not your best interests. If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident, hiring a lawyer at Jorgensen Law in San Diego can be the edge you need to obtain the money necessary to cover your medical bills and lost wages. Call us today at 1-888-855-2948 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. We never collect a fee unless you win or settle your case, so we’ll work hard to make sure you get the money you deserve.