Motorcycle Accidents in Irvine and Surrounding Areas
Motorcycle Accidents have become increasingly common over the past 10 years with the widespread adoption of smartphones and frequent texting. Although it is unlawful to text and drive, this doesn’t stop drivers from doing so, as well as browsing their emails and even engaging in social media while driving. Obviously such distractions can have tragic consequences for motorcycle riders. Even when Bikers and Cyclists follow every possible safety protocol such as protective equipment, and carefully observe traffic laws, drivers often simply don’t look for motorcycles or don’t see them. When a collision occurs, the motorcycle rider always gets the short end of the stick by being thrown violently onto the pavement and suffering often catastrophic injuries.
Because Motorcycle Riders have very little to no protection from cars and trucks, motorcycle accident injuries can be particular serious. Even the most minor of incidents can result in serious scrapes and broken bones. Many motorcycle accidents also result in permanent injuries and ongoing treatment that can last a lifetime. Such injuries can substantially impact a riders finances, ability to work and family, not to mention the exorbitant medical bills.
In most cases, the driver of the automobile or truck involved in a motorcycle collision is at fault, but many riders attempt dangerous maneuvers including excessive speed, sharp turns and lane splitting. Although lane splitting is not technically illegal in California (it is in most states), it is an incredibly dangerous practice which can cause very serious injuries. If you are not aware of the terminology, “lane splitting” is the dangerous practice of riding a motorcycle between lanes of traffic over the lane divider in order to go faster than the speed of traffic. Due to causation shifting defenses, it is absolutely critical to have a Motorcycle Accident Attorney who will work with Police, Experts, Witnesses and others to establish causation quickly and thoroughly. However, even if the motorcycle rider is found to be somewhat “at fault,” there are still typically damages available.
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident, you absolutely need to speak with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney immediately. Proper representation is the first step in recovering from the accident and getting your life back on track. At McFarlin LLP, our highly skilled and experienced motorcycle accident litigators will get you the best possible result. Our firm not only negotiates aggressively, but litigates even more aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
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