Motorcyclists are more likely to be injured or even killed in an event of an accident compared to the occupants of passenger vehicle. In cases of wrongful death in motorcycle accidents, drivers are held financially responsible for any fatal crashes whether they have been driving while under the influence or not. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you will most likely have a wrongful death claim that is feasible.
· Statistics of Motorcycle Accidents
o According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Analysis Reporting System, the state of California has had a total of 2,655 fatal motorcycle accident crashes from the years 2014 to 2018.
o This is 666 deaths on average per year
o California ranks in the top 15 states with the highest amount of motorcycle accident-related deaths
o 70% of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections
o Motorcyclists have a fatality rate of 72 per 100,000
· Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
o Drivers of large vehicles unable to see motorcyclists
o Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
o Aggressive driving
o Distracted driving
o Motorcycle lane splitting
o Road hazards
o Head on collisions
o Cars making left turns
o Failing to yield right of way
· Common Injuries of Motorcycle Accidents
o Spinal injuries
o Head injuries
o Internal injuries
o Broken bones
o Traumatic brain injuries
o Organ damage
If you have suffered any of the listed injuries, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as the injury may worsen with time and may not seem as damaging in the moment. Medical bills are costly, and a knowledgeable attorney will be able to help you receive compensation for the damage that you have suffered. Minor damage can ultimately lead to major damage and costly medical bills, physical and emotional damage, and fatalities in certain cases.
If someone you love has been killed in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. It is substantial that you receive help from a skilled attorney that will be able to establish liability and accountability from the responsible driver that caused injury or death.
You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. Contact Attorney Ramona Kennedy as soon as possible for assistance and guidance on the proper steps to take. We have local offices in the cities of Los Angeles and Irvine, California. Each situation is case by case, we are passionate about fighting for your rights and will accurately be able to decide what is best for you and fight for your specific case.
For your accident cases, contact attorney Ramona Kennedy via phone or WhatsApp at +(949)-677-0063 or email: [email protected] Remember, no win, no fee and no upfront fee.