The conditions of the road, as well as the condition of the vehicle, are important factors in all motor vehicle accidents. However, in both California and across the country, the leading cause of motorcycle related accidents has been determined by investigation to be driver error.
Motorcycle related accidents are an especially unique case given that these accidents usually involve another type of vehicle. They tend to be the result of the motor vehicle operator being unaware that the motorcycle was even present. The high mortality rate and the number of serious injury cases associated with car and motorcycle related accidents mean that individuals driving on two wheels need to be particularly vigilant when it comes to safety on the road.
The effects of all bike accidents can be overwhelming and can have long-term consequences like head injury, neck injury and permanent disability. Many injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents may require long term care since you are more exposed to the accident than if you were in a car or truck.
You may be insured to cover many of the costs associated. However, there are often additional costs that may not be covered, such as loss of wages and loss of property. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident or have lost someone as a result of a negligent driver, seeking legal counsel can help mitigate long legal battles and recover costs.