Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents: The Risks of the Road

Motorcycle riders enjoy a unique position on the road, with both inherent freedoms and risks that come from this chosen form of transportation.

Because of the lack of substantial protective barriers between a motorcyclist and the road, as well as the difficulty other drivers sometimes have anticipating a motorcyclist’s actions, riders are exposed to more dangers than other motorists.

Motorcyclists Face More Problems on the Road

Inattention, distraction, or blind spots are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents caused by other drivers, which include:

  • A car turns in front of you: Whether another driver fails to see you or judges your speed incorrectly, turning in front of a motorcyclist at an intersection is one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.
  • A car changes lanes in front of you: As a rider, you’re often made to use a sixth sense to interpret other driver’s actions before they happen; however, the second most frequent cause of motorcycle accidents is when a car in another lane suddenly veers into your space.
  • A car hits you from behind: You’re always aware when there’s poor visibility, but you have to halt at every stop sign, crosswalk, or impediment on the road. Unfortunately, what’s only a fender bender to most cars can kill a motorcyclist.
  • A car opened its door: Sometimes you’re forced to ride in between a line of parked cars and a stationary line of active traffic. In this situation, parked drivers can swing open their doors right in front of you and cause a motorcycle accident.

Protecting Your Rights As A Motorcyclist

Because of the risks that riders face, if you or a loved one needs to protect your right of recovery, it’s important to work with a law firm which has experience and understanding necessary to fight for your claim.

At The Mann Law Firm, we understand the unique factors which determine legal responsibility in a motorcycle accident, including:

  • The conditions of the road or hazards
  • The actions of the other drivers
  • Human Factors
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Roadway Design Defects
  • Inadequate Warning Signs
  • Possible motorcycle design defects
  • A deviation from proper upkeep during maintenance

Like most car accidents, motorcycle accident claims are almost always decided by understanding who was negligent. Our expert motorcycle accident attorneys will help you gather evidence, ask the right questions, and consult with proper medical professionals to ensure you receive the damages you deserve to recover.

We Advocate for Your Rights

As a motorcycle rider, you may feel as if there are stereotypes about motorcyclists that place your claim at risk.

At Mann Law Firm, we know how to best refute claims of rider negligence and paint our clients in the best light.

From determining the full extent of your injuries and considering future medical expenses, speaking with experts that can reconstruct the accident, we know how to advocate your well-being.

Contact the Mann Law Firm today at (408) 287-1600, for a free consultation for any California motorcycle accident case.