Lancaster Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents involve different issues than car crashes and truck collisions. They require unique knowledge and experience when pursuing financial compensation for the accident victim's losses. In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded a total of 5,172 fatalities due to motorcycle crashes. This is a 3% decrease from the previous year.
Antelope Valley injury attorney Steve Rishoff began working as a motorcycle mechanic at his local Honda dealer when he was 18 years old, and he has been turning wrenches ever since. His love for the bike has carried into his career as a lawyer, and he has more than 30 years of experience handling motorcycle accidents.
When you are injured as a result of another driver's negligence, you need a lawyer who has the skill, training and knowledge to represent you and protect your interests. Contact the Accident Attorneys for a free consultation!
Common Motorcycle Accidents
We know that bikers usually face far more serious injuries than drivers of passenger vehicles during a collision.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
It can be months or even years before you fully recover, and there is a possibility that you will never regain your full pre-accident health. You need an experienced lawyer by your side to help you navigate issues involving medical bills, the costs of repairing damage to your bike, your lost income and the expenses associated with your physical rehabilitation.
You need an attorney who knows how to prepare your claim for success and who is willing to fight to safeguard your right to compensation.
How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents in Lancaster
Motorcyclists make up 3% of all registered vehicles, but studies show that 14% of all traffic fatalities were the result of a motorcycle accident. For motor vehicle drivers and motorcyclists alike, it is important to do everything you can in order to maintain safety and reduce car accidents in Lancaster.
4 Tips on How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents:
- Avoid bad weather- California does not have a reputation for consistently bad weather, but during the winter months it is very likely that roads will be wet and much more unsafe for motorcyclists.
- Pay close attention at intersections- Intersections are one of the most dangerous parts of driving. Unfortunately, many drivers do not pay attention to the traffic signals and they create serious or fatal crashes as a result. If you are operating a motorcycle, pay extra attention when you are driving through an intersection to prevent any crashes or injuries.
- Never drink and drive- Alcohol impaired driving is one of the leading causes of crashes and deaths due to traffic collisions in California. Never operate a motorcycle after you have had alcohol, and be sure to call someone that can assist you in getting to your destination safely.
- Always wear a helmet- A large factor that directly influences motorcyclist fatalities is the use of helmets. Never operate your motorcycle without wearing a helmet. If you are driving a car and notice a motorcyclist without a helmet on, stay as far away from them as you can to avoid a fatal collision.
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