Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 7:34 am    

With gas prices continuing to take a big bite out of many people’s budgets, riding a motorcycle that uses less fuel is more popular than ever. It also comes with its own set of risks, however. When a 500-pound bike meets a 3,000-pound car, you can guess who usually sustains the more significant injuries and the most damage. Too many distracted drivers today are not paying attention to their surroundings.

Categories of Distraction

There are several types of hazards and underlying scenarios that can result in a motorcycle accident:

  • On the Road—Sometimes, a physical condition on the roadway spurs an accident. Construction, debris on the road, or harsh weather conditions are all examples of less-than-ideal road conditions that can spell disaster if drivers and motorcyclists are not extra cautious. These conditions require slower speeds and more vehicle space to allow sufficient reaction time to change road surfaces.
  • Reckless Actions—Some behaviors are dangerous under any circumstances. These include speeding, following too close to another vehicle, or rapidly changing lanes without signaling. Lane splitting, which is legal for motorcyclists in California, can have traumatic consequences when drivers engage in reckless practices.
  • Negligent Choices—Drivers distracted by using their cell phones, fiddling with the radio or GPS, grooming, or other actions that take their eyes and minds off the road are often the cause of a motorcycle/car crash. And, of course, the most negligent choice of all—driving while drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs—has serious and often irreversible consequences.

In each of the above categories, negligence on the part of the driver can be to blame. The driver is suspected of neglect, and their insurance company may look to place the responsibility on you. That’s why you need an experienced attorney to help investigate and negotiate on your behalf to get the maximum settlement you’re entitled to. Don’t go alone. We are here to help.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

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