At Hanning & Sacchetto, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Glendora understand that with nearly 800,000 motorcycles registered in California, collisions between passenger vehicles and riders are seemingly inevitable.
Unfortunately, when motorcyclists are hit by a much larger vehicle, like a car, truck, or SUV, their injuries are often catastrophic and even fatal.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 474 motorcycle accident fatalities throughout the state last year and another 4,500 throughout the country. California also sees an average of 12,000 motorcycle injuries each year, with more than 3,500 of those occurring annually in Los Angeles County.
Motorcyclists on our California roadways are vulnerable to the dangers of negligent drivers, from those who are impaired to those who are simply not paying attention to their surroundings.
The difference between motorcyclists and other drivers is motorcyclists have very little room for another driver’s error, which is why motorcycle accidents are increasingly common and the injuries are so severe because they have little time to react.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Glendora, our personal injury lawyers want to help you hold the negligent driver responsible for their conduct, so you can focus on healing.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Glendora, California?
There is a common misconception that when motorcyclists are involved in a traffic accident, it is their fault. The truth is drivers can collide with motorcyclists in just a few seconds by taking their eyes off the road.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents in California may include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Drivers making left turns in front of a motorcyclist
- Drivers who disobey traffic signs and signals
- Reversing a vehicle without looking
- Dangerous road conditions
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Unsafe lane changes
- Opening car doors without checking their surroundings
When negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the types of motorcycle accidents and injuries that occur on our roadways.
What Types of Injuries are Associated with Motorcycle Accidents in Glendora, California?
Motorcycle collisions may happen often in Glendora, but there is nothing common about the injuries that occur during these crashes.
Each person who is hurt while riding a motorcycle has unique injuries that must be evaluated by qualified medical professionals to assess not only how day-to-day activities are impacted but also and the impact on long-term quality of life.
Some of the more common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include:
- Multiple fractures or broken bones
- Torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Facial fractures and broken teeth
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, or have heartbreakingly lost a loved one in a collision, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Glendora today to learn more about how we can help you pursue the at fault party for the financial recovery you need to get your life back.
Can I Pursue a Negligent Driver for the Death of My Loved One in a Motorcycle Accident?
Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is devastating. Losing a loved one in a motorcycle collision that was caused by a negligent driver can overwhelm any family with grief.
When motorcycle accident fatalities are caused by negligent drivers, the surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim in California.
The California Legislature outlines who may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim including, in order:
- Domestic partners
- Surviving children
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Glendora, contact our experienced Whittier wrongful death attorneys to discuss the circumstances of your loss, so we can help design a legal claim to pursue financial results.
In the State of California, eligible family members must pursue a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of their loved one’s death, so time is of the essence when pursuing financial recovery for your loss.
Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Glendora, California for a Free Consultation
Contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto today by calling (562) 698-6446 to learn how we can pursue the liable party for your injuries or the loss of your loved one during a free consultation.