Motorcycles are an economical and enjoyable mode of transportation for many in Los Angeles. As enjoyable as this form of transportation is, it also has it’s downside. Motorcycles are more dangerous than any other motor vehicle because of their size and how motorists share the road. Car accidents are common, especially in Los Angeles, but motorcycle accidents can be deadly. After being involved in a motorcycle accident contact a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney.
Motorcycle accidents cause severe injuries to riders and passengers because of the size of the vehicle. A slight impact may be enough to force the bike out of control. Riders and passengers can be thrown from the bike causing head injuries, broken bones, road rash and other injuries. Even the most experienced and cautious riders are vulnerable to serious wrecks and life-changing injuries from motorcycle accident.
Motorcyclists use the same roads and obey the same traffic laws as other drivers. California has enacted a new law allowing motorcyclists to lane split. This means a motorcyclist can travel between cars on the lane line. There is of course a safe and dangerous way to lane split. Safety requires the attention of all drivers on the road not just the motorcyclists. However, drivers do not always give riders the appropriate space and attention they need. Inattentive drivers who are stopped at an intersection may fail to see a bike approaching and can cause an accident. Los Angeles drivers know that lane splitting is legal in the state but too often do not pay attention or get upset when they see a motorcyclist approaching.
Unfortunately, being stuck in traffic and seeing a motorcyclist zoom ahead causes some drivers road rage. They become determined to seek revenge and end up causing an accident that could have been avoided. They will try to follow you and run you off the road just because you passed them. Road rage is a major cause of motorcycle accident in Los Angeles and is something to look out for. When becoming the victim of a road rage incident contact the authorities immediately and stay clear of the driver.
Unfortunately, the insurance companies are unscrupulous and do not always respect accident victims and their legal rights. Their goal is always to keep payments at a minimum, or to deny claims altogether. In motorcycle accidents, injured riders and passengers may face an uphill battle fighting for the just compensation. A Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney specializes in protecting your rights and ensuring you get the highest compensation possible after an accident. As a rider, you must ensure you have the appropriate coverage for your motorcycle.
With over 35 years of experience with motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, Howard Kornberg can help. Immediately after your accident and receiving medical attention, contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney. They will thoroughly investigate your accident and claim.