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San Diego Motorcycle Accidents
San Diego has some of the best weather in the United States, so it is no wonder why many individuals ride motorcycles throughout the County. Unfortunately, accidents often occur between motorcyclists and other vehicles. Most San Diego area motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries to the motorcyclist and, in some cases, death. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian are dedicated to helping individuals impacted by serious motorcycle collisions.
We have the experience and dedication to fight for our clients and ensure their legal rights are protected! We will not settle a case for a “low ball” offer, we will fight to recover the full compensation our clients are entitled to according to current California personal injury laws. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident call The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian today at 858.800.4235 for a FREE no-obligation consultation.
The Hazards of Being a Motorcycle Rider
Several factors make it tough to be a motorcycle rider. First, distracted driving of surrounding vehicles can be lethal for motorcyclists. Drivers often change lanes without signaling or without looking. Distracted driving continues to be a regular issue too. Careful drivers can still cause serious accidents without meaning to do so. While “lane splitting” (i.e. riding down the dividing line between cars or next to them) is legal in California, it can often place motorcyclists at risk when surrounded by distracted drivers.
Poor visibility is always a bigger hazard for motorcycle riders than it is for drivers in cars and trucks. Large vehicles can block a motorcycle from the view of other drivers, where a small car or SUV would still be obvious. This fact undoubtedly leads to many accidents. Of course, a rain-slick road is riskier for a motorcycle rider than for a driver.
Despite those issues, there is no excuse for reckless or inattentive drivers to cause accidents. Collisions between cars and motorcycles almost always turn out much worse for the rider than for the driver, so drivers really should pay extra attention. Riders too need to always be aware of how vulnerable they are and how they can be harder to see than a car. Motorcycle accident statistics indicate those lessons are not being heeded as widely as they could be.
Motorcycle Accidents Trending in the Wrong Direction:
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise in California, as are fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 519 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2014, marking a steady increase from the 2010 low of 352. There have been thousands of nonfatal accidents in the same time frame. Those accidents are due to rider mistakes and many circumstances beyond the rider’s immediate control.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident call The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian today at 858.800.4235 for a FREE no-obligation consultation.
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