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 44 years. We’ve collected and settled over $750 million for our clients. To see if you’re entitled to compensation, give our team of highly skilled and experienced accident lawyers a call at 949-203-3814.
At Bisnar Chase we deal with motor 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.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our highly skilled and experienced Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation.
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 Lawyers at Bisnar Chase have over 44 years 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 protection to riders in the event of a crash. Even the most skilled Orange County riders can get seriously injured in a traffic collision.
Staying Safe on Motorcycles
Motorcycles are known to be extremely dangerous. It isn’t the motorcycle itself that is dangerous, but the factors surrounding the motorcycle.
A motorcycle rider can practice all of the following safety suggestions and still encounter hazards:
- Proper Safety Gear: Helmet, protective clothing (padded jackets and pants), gloves, boots, eye safety, etc.
- Motorcycle Condition: Ensuring all parts are functioning properly, lubricated, nothing hindering their movements or potentially creating a hazardous situation.
- Road Ready: Turn signals, headlights, brake lights, no bulbs out, license plate, etc.
Making sure you’re taking every precaution towards safe motorcycle transportation is a must, for those around you, yourself, and your family.
Although being a safe motorcycle rider is always encouraged, it doesn’t always promise your safety on the road. The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles causing the accident.
Cars pulling out in front of a motorcycle in motion, stopping abruptly, smashing into them, or mistakenly not seeing them due to their small profile and less significant sources of light can cause serious injury and death.
If you have or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our law firm for a Free Case Evaluation.
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
- Santa Ana with 67
- Huntington Beach with 59
- 7 fatalities and 38 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 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
Immediately following the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is not only important for your health and safety, but it allows a doctor or medical personal to legally document your injuries with details and date of occurrence. Later on down the line, if you do not have any medical documentation of injuries inflicted from the accident, they “never happened,” and can dramatically affect your case.
Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney 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
The Orange County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase has represented California clients since 1978 including many California motorcycle accident victims who had 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 personal injury attorneys at 949-203-3814.