Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

El Segundo Attorneys serving Los Angeles, Long Beach & Orange County

It's impossible to overstate the importance of safely sharing the road. We all have a right to legally use our roadways – whether you're in a car, truck, motorcycle or even if you're riding a bike, you should be able to safely travel on a public road.

Motorcyclists, however, face a unique challenge while on the road. Many car and truck drivers fail to responsibly share the road with motorcycles. In our experience, this is one of the most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve as a victim of another party's negligence.

If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident in or around Long Beach, California, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.

How Motorcycle Accidents Happen

Motorcyclists have a difficult task when they take to the road. Operating any vehicle requires a great deal of skill and attention. On top of that, motorcyclists are at the mercy of other drivers in a way that those who drive cars and trucks are not.

A motorcyclist can do everything right and still suffer a catastrophic personal injury as a result of another driver's recklessness and negligence.

And those are the basic causes of most motorcycle accidents – recklessness and negligence. Fortunately, we're here to help.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • A failure to recognize a motorcycle- it's shocking how many times a driver will say, "I didn't even see him" after striking a motorcycle
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective roadway design

Whatever the specific cause of your accident, negligence of any kind is unacceptable. Acting recklessly or foolishly while operating a car puts everyone on the road in danger, a fact we've seen borne out far, far too often.

The medical expenses associated with a motorcycle accident can be immense. Our lawyers help out by pursuing the compensation you deserve to get the medical care you need.

If you're looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer with ample experience in the Long Beach, California area, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.