Personal Injury Attorney Serving Huntington Beach and Orange County
According to the State of California, almost 50% of motorcycle accidents are the fault of the motorcyclist themselves. However, the majority of the accidents involving serious injury or fatalities are caused by other motorists who are not paying attention, or who pull into the path of a motorcycle without notice. Passengers on a motorcycle always have a claim if they are injured in an accident in Huntington Beach or anywhere in Orange County. If you or someone you love is a Huntington Beach motorcycle injury victim we can help.
Huntington Beach may only have approximately 200,000 residents, but the beaches and night life attract over 16 Million visitors each year, many on motorcycles. Unfortunately, based upon the latest statistics provided by CHP, Huntington Beach ranks as one of the highest locations of motorcycle accidents that result in injury or wrongful death in Orange County. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident I would like to speak with you for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. I can help to hold those who are responsible accountable for the injuries they have caused, allowing you or your loved one to focus on the process of recovery.
Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents with Injury in Huntington Beach
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents in and around Huntington Beach involve motorists who change lanes without checking for the presence of the motorcyclist and their passenger, or those who pull out from side streets or parking lots into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. Many drivers are distracted due to texting, emailing or using their cell phones while driving.
California requires motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, and most experienced bikers also wear layers of protection or body armor. These precautions may be of little help when the body is forced to tangle with the weight and power of a moving vehicle. The contact with vehicles and sudden stops can cause severe injuries to cyclists and their passengers including head trauma, broken bones and internal injuries. These cases require extensive legal expertise and experience, and in my 35+ years of experience I have needed to do accident reconstructions and employ other strategies to prove that the other driver was at fault in my client’s accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Those accidents that result in the loss of life for the motorcycle driver or their passenger result in wrongful death actions under California law. These cases have a fairly short period of time in which they must be brought, and it is important to take immediate action to preserve evidence from the accident scene as well as witness statements.
Contact an Experienced Huntington Beach Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love needs an experienced Huntington Beach motorcycle injury attorney I invite you to contact my office, or call me for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. I have handled hundreds of injury cases involving motorcycles over my 40+ years of experience as an accident and injury lawyer. I will pursue those responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable, so that you can recover from what has happened and move forward with your life.