Orange County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer for a no obligation case review. We've been representing motorcycle accident plaintiffs for over 35 years. We've collected and settled over $300M for our clients. Call today to see if you're entitled to compensation at 949-203-3814.
At Bisnar Chase we deal with vehicle accidents nearly every day and, over the years, many of them have been motorcycle accidents throughout Orange County. With a massive population, plenty of money to spend on the newest and fastest bikes, and increasing traffic stretching from the 22 freeway, east on the 91 freeway, and all the way down the 5 freeway, motorcycle accidents are bound to happen.
Seeking Compensation for Your Losses
Injured victims of motorcycle accidents can seek compensation from the at-fault parties for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, permanent injury and emotional distress.
When an individual is killed in a motorcycle accident, his or her family members can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages as well. In the case of hit-and-run motorcycle accidents or collisions involving uninsured drivers, injured victims can seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their auto insurance policies.
The knowledgeable Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys at BISNAR CHASE have more than 3 decades of experience representing injured accident victims and their families. We know what it takes to fight insurance companies, corporations and other entities that make it challenging for our injured clients to seek the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and cost-effective. It offers commuters an easier way to make their way through Orange County's congested freeways. However, riding a motorcycle also comes with significant risks. Motorcycles are smaller vehicles that are easier to overlook than cars, trucks or SUVs. They also provide very little in terms of protection to riders in the event of a crash. Even the most skilled Orange County riders can get seriously injured in a traffic collision.
Orange County Motorcycle Accidents Statistics
Hundreds of motorcyclists are injured while riding in Orange County each year. According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 18 motorcyclists were killed and 796 were injured in Orange County accidents in one year alone.
Anaheim led all Orange County cities with 98 motorcycle injuries followed by Santa Ana with 67 and Huntington Beach with 59. Also, five fatalities and 34 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in the unincorporated areas of Orange County.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents, like many other types of traffic accidents, can happen in a split second. It only takes a moment of distraction or inattention. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Orange County include:
- Failure to look for motorcyclists before changing lanes, turning left or entering traffic
- Running a red light or stop sign at an intersection
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Exceeding the speed limit or driving at a speed that is unsafe for traffic, roadway or weather conditions
- Driving while distracted
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Dangerous or defective roadways and poorly designed street intersections
What to Do If You Have Been Injured
Contact an experienced Orange County Motorcycle Accident lawyer at Bisnar Chase immediately for a free consultation at 949-203-3814. We may be able to preserve your rights and fight for compensation.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In a motorcycle crash, almost always, it is the rider and his or her passenger who suffer the more serious or catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury or head injuries
- Spinal cord trauma - neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones or fractures
- Lacerations or amputations
- Road rash
- Burn injuries
BISNAR CHASE has represented California clients since 1978 including many California motorcycle accident victims who'd been told by other law firms that they didn't have a case. Let us see what we can do for you. Call for a no obligation free consultation with our award winning Orange County personal injury attorneys.