Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at 2:54 pm    

Here in the Sacramento area, we have good weather nearly all year round, and that means motorcyclists have a greater opportunity to spend time on their bikes. Unfortunately, it also means more motorcycle accidents annually than other states with less temperate weather. Motorcycle cases can be challenging because of certain mistaken beliefs associated with them. Below are some common motorcycle accident myths:

“Motorcyclists are usually reckless and irresponsible.”

Sadly, there is still a stigma attached to motorcyclists and they are often thought of in a stereotypical and yet highly inaccurate way. The fact is, however, that the vast majority of motorcycle riders are very aware of the dangers of their 500-pound bike tangling with a 3,000-pound automobile, and are therefore extremely cautious drivers.

“Lane splitting is illegal and dangerous.”

Done inappropriately, lane splitting can be dangerous, but here in the state of California lane splitting is legal. It is also a driver’s responsibility to be aware of what is going on around them and to know the laws of the state.

“Most motorcycle accidents are the motorcyclists fault.”

In actuality, many accidents involving a motorcycle are due to negligence on the part of the driver and failure to pay attention to their surroundings. Dooring (opening a door into a traffic lane when there’s an oncoming motorcycle), left turn accidents, speeding and lane changes, are among the more common causes of motorcycle accidents.

Myths about Motorcycle Accidents

Get the Help You Deserve

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, your first move after seeing to your medical needs should be to contact an experienced attorney. Our lawyers will be your advocates. They will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you avoid having the blame unfairly shifted on to you. If a negligent driver is at fault for your accident you are entitled to damages for your injuries to cover medical bills, lost wages and, in some cases, pain and suffering. We will go to battle for you and ensure you get the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a motorcycle accident? 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.

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