Motorcycle Accident Cases

Jul 26, 2012 @ 12:45 PM — by Edward Deason

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident AttorneysAt the Law Offices of Edward Deason, we are equipped to handle cases involving serious motorcycle accidents. Los Angeles personal injury attorney Edward Deason has established a record of success in representing victims of personal injury. Mr. Deason also works with a skilled team of experts that assist us in obtaining fair results for our clients. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we invite you to contact us for a case evaluation.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are many causes of motorcycle accidents. According to a report compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Speeding is a major factor in motorcycle crashes, especially when riders are under the age of 30.
  • Motorcycle fatalities often occur on rural roads
  • Motorcycle fatalities often occur on divided roads, especially on rural roads
  • There is a high association between motorcycle accidents and riders being under the influence

There are many other causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle crashes can result when the driver of another vehicle:

  • Turn left in front of an oncoming motorcycle
  • Pulls out of a driveway, parking space, or parking lot into traffic in front of a motorcyclist
  • Fails to yield the right-of-way to a motorcyclist at an intersection
  • Runs a stop sign or red light
  • Is distracted or unaware while driving past a motorcyclist
  • Changes lanes and hits a motorcyclist who is lane splitting
  • Is impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Is distracted by the car stereo, cell phone, or other people in the car

Other conditions that can result in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Poor roadway design
  • Lack of roadway maintenance
  • Defective car/motorcycle parts or design
  • Bad weather conditions

Common Injuries

There are many types of injuries that result from motorcycle accidents, including:


  • Broken or fractured limbs
  • Road rash
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury such as paralysis
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal injuries

These injuries often require intensive medical care and rehabilitation; they may even result in a lifetime of disability that can inhibit or prevent victims from attending to normal daily functions such as work, household chores, and personal hygiene care. Unfortunately, the mounting costs associated with motorcycle accidents put additional hardship on the victims of motorcycle accidents. That is why it is so important to consult our Orange County auto accident attorney about your options. We can review your case in detail and reconstruct the crash to determine if another party's negligence played a role in the motorcycle accident. Victims of motorcycle accidents may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, daily care, funeral costs, and emotional suffering.

Proving Fault in Motorcycle Accident Cases

If another person or party acted negligently and was a causal factor in your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages for the costs associated with your injuries. To determine who is at fault in your case, our attorneys will:

  • Interview witnesses and other experts
  • Analyze medical and police results
  • Check traffic conditions 
  • Identify driver blind spots
  • Reconstruct the accident
  • Examine weather conditions and potential roadway problems
  • Hire an expert to check for defective vehicle parts or poor design
  • Determine if the other driver properly maintained the vehicle

Contact our practice today to schedule your case review at the Law Offices of Edward Deason.

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