Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Injuries

May 15, 2013 @ 09:00 AM — by Edward Deason

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident AttorneysThere’s nothing quite like riding down the open road on a motorcycle, as any biker can attest. There is, however, a trade-off for the thrill of riding a motorcycle. In exchange for one of the most exhilarating experiences a person can have, the biker puts himself or herself at greater risk of bodily harm in the event of a collision or other accident. This is a risk that most bikers fully understand and find acceptable.

However, too many motorcycle accidents are simply out of the hands of bikers. No matter how safe and vigilant they are, they are also at the mercy of other motorists on the road, as well as road defects and adverse weather conditions. Sadly, motorcyclists are at inherently greater risk for accidents, not because of their own actions, but because of the actions of others.

When a person has been involved in a motorcycle accident through no or minimal fault of his or her own, the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Edward Deason can help. Edward Deason can evaluate the motorcycle accident case and explain the legal rights and options available to victims and their families. He can also represent victims in filing a claim against the negligent party or parties to ensure that victims’ rights are protected and that they are able to receive the full measure of damages to which they are entitled.

Don’t hesitate; all personal injury cases are governed by time limits called statutes of limitations. Edward Deason encourages motorcycle accident victims and their families to arrange for a case evaluation with Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney Edward Deason today. Simply contact the Law Offices of Edward Deason in L.A.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The Los Angeles auto accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Edward Deason handle the full range of motorcycle accident cases, regardless of their causes. Attorneys will work to present a strong, compelling case by showing that the responsible party was either exclusively or primarily at fault for the injuries sustained by the victim.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • The failure of other motorists to look for motorcycles when changing lanes
  • The failure of other motorists to look for motorcycles when making turns
  • Operators of cars, trucks, and other vehicles being distracted by smart phones or other technology when they should be minding the road
  • Defective motorcycle parts, including tires, seats, and brakes
  • Defects in safety equipment such as helmets
  • Road defects such as potholes and cracked pavement
  • Inclement weather
  • Oil slicks and other spills in the road

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Because motorcycles offer no real external protection from injury, motorcycle accident injuries tend to be more severe to the biker than to the other drivers involved in the accident. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Road rash
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limb
  • Death

Those that have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident should not hesitate to contact the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Edward Deason today.

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