When Cars & Motorcycles Collide

While motorcycles are thrilling to ride, they also pose a very large risk of injury to those who ride them. A motorcyclist understands the feeling of freedom a motorcycle brings.

However, when cars and motorcycles collide, the consequences are often catastrophic. Due to virtually no protection for the riders, most people involved in a motorcycle accident suffer severe injuries that include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation

Most of these injuries create life-changing consequences. Being aware of safety precautions will help avoid a deadly crash. The rate of fatalities caused in motorcycle accidents is much greater than those for people in passenger vehicles.

The most common cause of a motorcycle accident is from another motorist’s failure to see the motorcycle – when changing lanes. The danger is increased by other drivers being distracted with talking on cell phones, texting, intoxicated, or sleep deprived.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accident fatalities in Southern California, including San Bernardino, have increased in recent years. Statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic System Report stated, there were more than 25 motorcyclists killed and more than 400 riders injured in accidents reported a few years back.

Accidents involving motorcycles can be devastating, and serious injuries will often occur. When a motorcycle has an accident with another, larger vehicle, or the motorcycle veers off the road, the possibility for catastrophic injury and even death is possible. The medical expenses that can arise from such accidents, as well as the pain and suffering and the financial losses, can be extremely high. It might be difficult to find the money that you need to pay all of these expenses that a motorcycle accident can create. Before you settle your motorcycle injury case, it’s always a good idea to listen to the advice of qualified and experienced San Bernardino motorcycle accident lawyers.

If you are a motorcyclist and you have been in an accident that was not your fault, you should contact Welebir | Tierney. Our law firm has been providing legal counsel and services to those who’ve received personal injuries in motorcycle accidents and other accidents for more than 40 years. Our attorneys know and understand all of the problems that can happen when riding a motorcycle.


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