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Motorcycle Accidents

Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accidents in California

If you were involved in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another driver, you might be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. To find out if you qualify to recover damages, contact the Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys at Ryneal & Ryneal, a Law Corporation for a free consultation. Our skilled legal professionals can help you navigate the difficult times ahead, by aggressively pursuing fair compensation from the insurance companies and responsible parties.

To schedule your free consultation, dial (951) 382-5454 or contact us online today.

Motorcycle Laws in California

California motorcycle law under California Vehicle Code (CVC) 27803 states:

  • A motorcycle driver and any passenger must wear a safety helmet when riding on a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle
  • It is unlawful to operate a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle if the driver or any passenger is not wearing a safety helmet
  • It is unlawful to ride as a passenger on a motorcycle, motor-driven cycles, or motorized bicycle if the driver or any passenger is not wearing a safety helmet as required

Though motorcycle helmets may not make much of a difference in the most catastrophic or fatal motorcycle accidents, they can go a long in preventing traumatic brain injury and brain damage in lesser crashes. Even a minor accident can knock a motorcyclist off their bike and onto the ground, leading to a serious head or neck injury. In such cases, wearing a motorcycle helmet can mitigate these injuries or even prevent brain injuries such as concussions.

Currently, California is the only state to legally allow lane splitting, the act of riding a motorcycle between lanes of traffic going in the same direction. This allows motorcycle riders to bypass traffic and reduces air pollution.

Find out what your motorcycle accident claim is worth by calling (951) 382-5454.

Common Causes of Riverside Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can have myriad causes. Some accidents are caused by reckless or careless motorcyclists—about 26% of motorcyclists fatally injured in California during 2016 had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08% at the time of their accident. However, motorcycle accidents tend to be caused by other motorists on the road driving passenger or freight vehicles. The low visibility of motorcycles and their lack of protection as compared to other motor vehicles makes motorcyclists especially susceptible to accidents and the resulting injuries.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Southern California include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Debris or hazards in the road
  • Poor road design or construction
  • Night driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Mechanical malfunctions

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

When it comes to motorcycle fatalities, California ranks in the top 15 of the 50 states. Luckily, the number of injuries and fatalities related to motorcycle crashes have been decreasing over the last couple of years as of this writing in 2020, but this is following a dramatic increase of both between the years of 1997 and 2018.

Injuries motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to include:

  • Fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
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How an Attorney Can Help

Our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you recover the best possible outcome for your injuries. Whether a fair settlement can be reached with the responsible party’s insurance company or the matter needs to be taken to court, we can aggressively fight on your behalf.

Our firm may be able to help you recover compensation for a variety of losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Severe Burn Injuries $11,200,000

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  • Severe Burn Injuries $10,300,000

    Settlement against several utility companies for client who sustained severe burn injuries from a gas explosion.

  • Permanent Injuries $4,200,000

    Settlement for client who suffered permanent injuries due to car vs. big rig accident.

  • Severe Injuries $3,200,000

    Verdict against U. S. government for minor child who suffered severe injuries due to car accident.

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    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries due to freeway car accident.

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    Verdict for family for wrongful death of a sewer maintenance worker killed in gas explosion.

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    Verdict for minor child who sustained permanent injuries due to medical malpractice.

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    Product liability verdict for woman who suffered severe head and spinal injuries caused by defective commercial lighting fixture falling on her.

  • Slip & Fall $1,000,000

    Settlement for client who sustained serious injuries in slip and fall accident.

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