Motorcycle accidents can be tragic and upsetting events, especially if you are seriously injured and unable to work—and considering how vulnerable motorcycle drivers are, it’s extremely rare to walk away from a motorcycle accident with just minor bumps, bruises, and abrasions. If you ride a motorcycle and haven’t ever been in an accident, the personal injury lawyers here at Owen, Patterson & Owen would like to help you keep it that way.
To help you avoid an accident, here are a few of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents to watch out for:
- Right of Way Violations – Most motorcycle accidents are the result of other motorists not seeing and recognizing motorcycles in dense traffic. In fact, nearly two thirds of all accidents involving a motorcycle and an automobile are a direct result of the vehicle unexpectedly merging and crashing into the motorcycle. If you are ever involved in an accident where a motorist violates your right of way, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
- Sudden-Stop Collisions – Rear-end accidents, or fender benders, are often not very serious when two cars are involved, but a motorcycle rear-end accident can be potentially fatal. Again, most rear-end motorcycle accidents occur because motorists do not see bikers until it is too late. Accidents happen, but the personal injury lawyers here at Owen, Patterson & Owen will make sure that you are compensated for another driver’s negligence.
- Open Door Accidents – In condensed and crowded urban environments, such as Los Angeles, open door motorcycle accidents are very common. Although drivers inside parked cars may look quickly for oncoming cars before opening their door, many may not see an oncoming motorcyclist. These accidents can cause serious injury, especially if the motorcycle is traveling at substantial speeds. If you have been injured in an open door motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact Owen, Patterson & Owen today.
If you have been or are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the personal injury law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen as soon as possible. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will make sure that you earn every penny you deserve for your injuries. To schedule your free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, contact us online or dial (661) 799-3899.