South Bay Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle down California’s open roads is certainly a thrill. Yet it’s an activity that also comes with some risk — often due to the negligence of other motorists. Research from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to suffer a fatal injury relative to drivers and passengers of cars, trucks and other vehicles.
In a given year, more than 5,000 people are typically killed in motorcycle accidents in the US, according to GHSA data. California, meanwhile, is responsible for about 15% of all motorcycle road fatalities.
Given how exposed motorcyclists are relative to people traveling in larger cars and trucks, the potential for death or serious injury is significantly higher.
Should the worst occur and you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, it’s imperative that you take steps to protect yourself — and your right to any compensation to which you may be entitled.
Steps to Take Following a Motorcycle Accident
If you’re involved in an accident, it’s important to remain calm and follow some smart safety protocols. These include the following:
- Attend to injured people and move them from harm’s way.
- Call 911 and send for first responders/law enforcement.
- Exchange insurance and contact information with the other party.
- Speak to any witnesses and ask for contact details. Their neutral testimony may play a large role in any case.
- Document the crash scene with photos and video.
- Avoid making an admission of fault.
- Keep track of any lost wages, medical expenses etc. in the weeks following the accident.
By taking these actions, you will help lay the foundation for successful litigation.
The Right Legal Partner for You
At Bloom Injury Law, we believe in providing a voice for victims. We pride ourselves on providing clients with constant communication and compassion — part of our commitment to peerless customer service.
We also have the experience to handle even the most complex motorcycle accident litigation. If you need assistance, we urge you to contact us for a quick consultation.
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