A motorcycle ride is an exhilarating experience, no matter if it’s your first or fiftieth time on a bike. You’re able to get out on the open road and enjoy the sunshine, putting hundreds of miles on the odometer in one day if you want to. However, nearly 10 percent of all roadway accidents in the US involve motorcycles, and approximately 100,000 motorcyclists are injured every year. It’s important to be alert and aware every time you start that bike, and be aware of what the other drivers around you are doing. If you’ve been injured while riding your motorcycle, come to Halpern & Associates in LA right away.
Since motorcyclists are less protected than those driving cars, they are at a much higher risk of being injured or worse, killed, in an accident. There are certain instances where a motorcyclist crashes on his or her own, but more than 50 percent of reported accidents involved another vehicle. Those driving the car or truck may not have seen the motorcycle, and merged into another lane or turned left, cutting the rider off and causing the accident. The motorcyclist had to hit the brakes or lay the bike down to avoid significant injury, but often, there isn’t enough time to react and avoid a crash. Head injuries are the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes, so it’s imperative to be on alert when you’re riding.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, and need an accident attorney to represent you, contact our Los Angeles office right away. We will take your case and do our very best to ensure that you recover the compensation you are owed.