Motorcycle crashes can often be fatal and life-threatening, which is why it is important to be aware of the statistics for motorcycle collisions in California. If you have been seriously injured, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation.
Statistics for Motorcycle Collisions | Causes of Accidents
Drivers in L.A. can be downright reckless. Some people zip through traffic with no regard for safety. Motorcyclists are at a higher risk for life-ruining injuries and fatalities. We just want to say, if you are here on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in an crash, we are truly sorry and we want to take on your wrongful death claim to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Most motorcycle crashes are caused by automobiles and only a small percent of the collisions are due to motorcyclists running into a median or something of that nature. It’s rare for a crash to be caused by a bike malfunction. Unfortunately, about half of the time, motorcyclists get into a wreck because of rider error, but just about as often, these motorcyclists have no choice but to lay down their bike and take a hit because of another driver’s error. Above all, the most common cause of collisions is when a driver doesn’t look for a motorcycle and hits them either while merging or turning. Because motorcyclists have roughly two seconds to react defensively in order to avoid getting hurt from another driver’s error, these crashes take place often. That is such a quick window of time for anyone to try to avoid getting hurt and it is especially scary for those who are on a bike with no addition protection from impact.
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Statistics for Motorcycle Collisions | L.A. Motorcycle Crashes
According to California statistics, an average of 97% of collisions involving motorcycles cause injury and almost half of these injuries are serious. Half of motorcycle injuries are to the lower extremities of the rider, in those cases, not wearing a helmet won’t really matter in terms of compensation for your injuries. Another reason why these collisions prove to be so horrific is because our roadways are designed to protect cars, not motorcycles. There are bars up on the freeways that, if a car is rammed from the right, the bar on the left will stabilize the car, sometimes preventing worse damage. For motorcyclists, that bar on the road is just another hazard. If hit, they can be flung from their bike or crash into it with their whole body.
Statistics for Motorcycle Collisions | Safety Measures
Any way you put it, these motorcyclists are coming out of these wrecks in bad shape. There isn’t much they can do to prevent most injuries such as broken arms and legs, but there are some ways to prevent some injures. Wearing thick clothing can prevent road rash which can leave permanent scarring; some people wear leather gloves, jackets, and pants and others go for thick cut denim. Wearing a helmet is also going to be of benefit to the rider who does not wish to suffer permanent brain damage. If you are suffering from serious injuries, please call our Newhall motorcycle injury lawyers at Bish & Cutting, APC for dedicated support. Your recovery is our top priority, and we will help you get the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Don’t let the insurance company hassle you into a low settlement. Call today to make a full recovery.