Anaheim has the Highest Rate of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Orange County
According to the most recent statistics provided by the CHP, Anaheim has the highest number of motorcycle related accidents, injuries and unfortunately, wrongful death cases as a result of fatal crashes. Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage when they are involved in an accident in Anaheim with a car or commercial truck. Injuries to a motorcycle driver and their passenger can be quite severe, and these cases require the skill and experience of a seasoned Anaheim motorcycle accident and injury attorney who has handled hundreds of the cases in the past.
My name is Rivers J. Morrell, III and I have been helping the citizens of and visitors to the Anaheim and Orange County area for more than 40 years. As a result of this experience I can tell you that motorcycle cases require a skilled and expert attorney. You see, the public perception of motorcycle drivers is perhaps a bit jaded. They are seen as potentially reckless and that they operate in unconventional and sometimes illegal ways. I can tell you after working for the insurance companies for almost 20 years, the opposing lawyers representing the insurance company will try to do everything possible to make the motorcyclist at fault, or to at least question the liability of their driver. It takes legal skill and strong expertise to stand up to them and hold them accountable.
Motorcycle Accidents Often Happen at Intersections and Cross Streets
One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Anaheim is when a car pulls out from a side street or driveway immediately into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The resulting accident happens so quickly that the biker has little opportunity to adjust speed or miss the accident. The injuries that result from these accidents can be catastrophic.
Visitors to Anaheim are unfamiliar with the area, and do not have any idea about local laws such as “lane splitting”. They may be looking around for a restaurant, hotel or attraction and not be paying attention to the motorcycles with whom they are sharing the road. They change lanes without looking, and these types of movements put motorcycle riders and passengers in immediate danger. In many cases, these accidents are unfortunately fatal.
Motorcycle Crashes Often Result in Serious Injuries
The people riding on a motorcycle have very little to protect them from an impact. Helmets are required by California law, and the vast majority of cyclists are prudent about wearing protective clothing and armor. But that is no match for a collision with a car or truck. These impacts result in serious and often permanent injuries including:
- Broken Neck or Back Resulting in Paralysis
- Severe Fracturing and Broken Bones and Limbs
- Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Severe Scarring and Tissue Damage Due to Road Rash
Anaheim Motorcycle Accident Victims Should Entrust Their Case to an Experienced Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of the driver or another vehicle I invite you to call me for a free consultation at (949) 305-1400. I have helped hundreds of motorcyclists in the past, and will work to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case. I will work to ensure that you receive full compensation for all medical costs, future treatment requirements, lost wages, modifications required for those who are permanently injured, as well as the impact of the accident itself and the suffering you’ve been forced to endure.
Contact an experienced Anaheim injury attorney who can stand up to any insurance company and hold them accountable. I invite you to contact the Law Office of Rivers J. Morrell, III.