Los Angeles California Motorcycle Lawyer: There is nothing better than the freedom you feel while riding a motorcycle. We are all avid riders and we want to keep it that way and to do so we cannot emphasize safety enough. According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, a Los Angeles motorcyclist died on Friday when his motorcycle collided with a big rig truck on the 10 Freeway. The 51-year-old Los Angeles motorcyclist was unable to negotiate a right turn on the Garfield Avenue onramp, lost control of his motorcycle, and struck the rear portion of the big rig. The helpless motorcyclist was hit by the truck after being thrown from his bike; he was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s devastating when we get the call on a motorcycle accident that occurred due to a negligent cager, it’s another thing altogether when it’s an accident that with a little precaution on the side of the biker would never have occurred.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 59% of all motorcycle accidents were attributed to three factors:
- Unsafe Speed
- Improper Turning
- Driving Under the Influence
In addition, of the motorcycle involved collisions, 65% of the fatal accidents were the fault of the motorcyclist themselves.
While California motorcyclists should be aware of other drivers and drive defensively at all times, all California motorcyclists should consider taking a motorcycle safety course before riding on California freeways and highways. In addition, all California motorcyclists should have an experienced California motorcycle accident attorney on their side—both before and after an accident.
The Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® understand motorcyclists because we ARE motorcyclists. Before you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, you can take advantage of BAM, our free legal and roadside assistance program. You can ride confidently through California knowing you are backed by the nation’s largest volunteer assistance program—with over 1.5 million members and counting! After an accident, you can rest assured knowing you are protected by experienced California motorcycle accident lawyers with the experience you need to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 1-800-4-BIKERS!