San Diego has one of the best climates in California and the United States, so it is no wonder many motorcyclists take to the streets and highways throughout San Diego County. High traffic density makes a fun form of exercise, sport, and transportation a risky proposition. Unfortunately, accidents often occur between motorcyclists and other motor vehicles in our area. These motorcycle accidents tend to be severe.
At Queen Yasmine, Personal Injury Law, our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to anyone impacted by a severe motorcycle accident. At Queen Yasmine Personal Injury, we also have extensive experience in the following practices:
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning the law firm will not charge you anything unless you win a settlement or court. Here at Queen Yasmine Law, we do not charge you a dime unless you win a settlement. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about fees (if you win) and what you can expect.
California is home to more than 800,000 registered motorcycles; this comprises the most in the U.S. In 2017, more than 16,000 U.S. accidents occurred involving motorcyclists. These resulted in the deaths of 541 people and injuries to another 15,527. Approximately 80% of all motorcycle accidents lead to injuries or fatalities annually.
For motorcyclists, the risk of death is 26 times higher than for passenger car occupants. Motorcycle deaths comprised 5.7% of the total highway deaths. In 2016, they made up more than 14% of all traffic accident deaths in the U.S. Currently, San Diego County is second only to Los Angeles County, with the most deaths and injuries from motorcycle accidents in California.
Lane splitting, riding down the dividing line between cars or next to them, is legal in California. California is the only state in the country that allows this common practice. However, lane splitting on a busy road exposes you to the risk of being hit by a careless driver who decides to change lanes without looking. Drivers who fail to exercise proper caution and maintain a lookout for others are guilty of negligence.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Your first step should be to reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer with Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law. Call today, and let us fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
There are many causes of motorcycle accidents. Let’s review some of the most common and how you can help avoid them.
Poor visibility is a significant hazard for motorcycle riders. Because of their smaller size, motorcycles are not as visible as other vehicles. They can easily be missed in blind spots, making it harder to avoid hitting them.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of motorcycle and all vehicle accidents. This makes motorcycles even at a greater risk of being hit since they are smaller and often can hide in blind spots. Whether the other vehicle is texting while driving, digging for something in their purse, talking to friends, or simply eating and driving, it can lead to an accident.
Head-on collisions are the most common type of accident involving cars and motorcycles. Unfortunately, they can be deadly to the motorcyclist. Drivers making left-hand turns in front of an oncoming motorcyclist comprise 42 percent of such accidents.
Other Causes of motorcycle accidents can include:
Motorcyclists are at much greater risk for catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and death when in an accident. Lesser but extremely severe injuries can include:
Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers are here to apply legal knowledge, insight, and skills to help you obtain compensation. The compensation you may receive will be based on your injuries and losses. If you have been in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Your first step should be to reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer with Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law. Call today, and let us fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
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