Riverside Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can involve serious and often fatal injuries. The riders have little protection, especially when motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles. Common injuries can include:
- Road rash
- Organ damage
- Spinal injuries
If you were involved in a motorcycle crash, or lost a loved one to fatal injuries, contact a Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn. Our firm will ensure that your claim will receive the maximum possible compensation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The low profile of motorcycles make them easy to miss by inattentive and negligent drivers. Bikes are also more vulnerable to road conditions than other vehicles. Even if you believe you may be to blame, or may be partially at fault, you may have a claim against several parties. Be sure to speak to an attorney before agreeing to any settlements.
Motorcycle accidents can involve complex issues of liability that only an experienced accident lawyer may be able to determine. A lawyer can lead investigations that can lead to settlements or lawsuits against several different parties. These may be negligent drivers, manufacturers, repair shops or governmental agencies.
There are a number of factors that can result in motorcycle crashes. Our firm has helped people recover compensation in a broad range of accidents, they include:
- Road construction crews creating dangerous traffic patterns
- Hazardous road conditions including potholes, puddles, uneven pavement or debris
- Inadequate repairs made by a repair shop
- Visual obstructions making motorcycles harder to see
- Defective motorcycle parts
Statistics for Motorcycle Accidents
Every year in the United States, approximately 50,000 people are seriously injured in motorcycle accidents, and 3,000 riders receive fatal injuries. In 2008 there were 581 injury motorcycle accidents in Riverside County, with 32 deaths. Three of the deaths, and 96 of the injuries, occurred within the Riverside city limits.
Contact a Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney
It is important to consult an attorney that is familiar with traffic laws in your area, especially when dealing with motorcycle injuries. These cases can be complicated and liability can be difficult to prove. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys have the experience you need. Contact us for a review of your case.