Whether it’s an effort to beat Los Angeles traffic or for the sheer thrill of the ride, many Californians opt for motorcycles on the freeways and side streets throughout LA County. While they allow the rider to skirt around traffic and enjoy the carpool lane, motorcycles are also some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. A recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stated that over 4,500 people were killed in motorbike accidents; many of them resulting in catastrophic injuries.
These terrifying statistics, and the fact that motorcycles continue to rise in popularity among Los Angelenos, contribute to the likelihood of getting killed or seriously injured in a road accident. In fact, the chance for a serious auto accident in Los Angeles involving a motorbike is 5.5 times higher than a standard four-wheel vehicle. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorbike accident, call an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer in Los Angeles today.
As many Los Angeles residents know firsthand, motorcycle and car accidents usually happen in an instant and when you least expect them. Texting and driving, road rage, and attempting to beat a red light can all lead to catastrophic road accidents in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, another common cause of motorcycle accidents is drunk driving, by either the motorcyclist or the automobile driver. Statistics show that if you drink and drive a motorcycle, you are 10 times more likely to get involved in an accident than when you are sober. As we have discussed in previous articles, alcohol can impair driving because it slows reaction time. Talk to a skilled Los Angeles accident lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident.
Motorcycle accidents in Los Angeles almost always involve injuries; many of them catastrophic. It is a true fact that motorbike riders are more exposed to bodily injuries than those riding in ordinary passenger vehicles. Broken bones, like arms, legs, and shoulders, are the most common bike accident injuries because many times the driver of the bike gets thrown from their motorcycle. However, spinal and brain injuries also occur during motorcycle accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a serious motorcycle or car accident, contact the aggressive doctor turned lawyer Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. today.