Motorcycle accidents happen a lot in the US and there are an estimated 150,000 motorcycle accidents per year. In California, the number has been decreasing but it is still of concern. Studies have shown that someone is almost thirty times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than other occupants of a vehicle. It can be risky to ride a motorcycle but for some it is the only and best mode of transportation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The common cause of motorcycle accidents is people not paying attention. When talking about people in this situation, generally we are not referring to the motorcycle rider. It is very common that a motorcycle rider is following the law while riding but the driver of a car is not paying attention, disregards a shoulder check or just doesn’t like that the motorcycle driver is speeding past them in traffic through a middle lane. This can cause accidents and the accidents can be very serious. Other causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Defective products – A defective product could be anything on the motorcycle. From defective breaks to defective tires or wheels, this can increase the chances that a rider will be subject to an accident. We have seen these types of cases and often it is very hard to tell that a part of your motorcycle is defective before an accident has occurred.
- Alcohol or Drugs – Alcohol and drugs can always impair the ability of a rider, especially at night and these can cause very serious accidents in certain situations.
- Defective Roads – California, including San Diego, has a big problem with defective roads and roads that have not been fixed for years. Often times driving around downtown San Diego or certain parts of Mission Valley, it feels like the driver is “off roading” because the roads are so rough.
- Other Drivers – When a rider is on the road their actions can also be put in jeapordy by other irresponsible drivers.
How we can help your Motorcycle Accident Case
At Mission Valley Personal Injury Lawyers we have experience handling motorcycle cases and know the nuances of the system. We know exactly how to handle the claim with the insurance advisor and how to present our case in the most reasonable fashion.
These cases start right from the beginning and often times it requires one of our lawyers or investigators to go out to the scene of the crime and check the police officer’s work. It is important to us to have our own investigation done so that we know that the reports are accurate and that can work in our client’s favor. These types of cases are a long process, but if done correctly, it increases the value of the case for our clients.
Free Consultations for all Motorcycle Accident Clients in Mission Valley
Our Mission Valley lawyers offer free consultations on all Motorcycle accident cases. We want the client to know that we have their best interest in mind and we are not there to try and sell them on letting us take on their case. Furthermore, we do not charge one penny to our clients until we collect on the case. That means that if we work on your case for a year or more and you don’t get any money on the case, then we just worked the case for free.
We are the law firm that has experience handling these types of cases. If you have a motorcycle accident case, call us for a free consultation.