For most motorcyclists, there is hardly ever such a thing as a “minor” accident. The same thing that makes riding a motorcycle so exhilarating also makes accidents so dangerous—motorcyclists are completely exposed. Even when motorcyclists follow all appropriate safety protocol, such as wearing helmets and proper safety gear, riders have little protection when colliding with a motor vehicle. In low-speed accidents, motorcyclists are frequently thrown off their bike, causing serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal injuries, and head injuries. When a motorcyclist is involved in a high-speed accident with another vehicle, the results are tragic and often prove deadly. As if this wasn’t enough, motorcyclists also face hazards such as potholes, ice, cracks, or slick roads which pose a much greater risk to bikers than to other motorists.
A quick look at some of the data involving motorcycle accidents shows just how much more danger motorcyclists face than other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that motorcyclists are 27 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 6 times as likely to be injured. Statistics such as these mean that more motorcyclists are left paralyzed, as amputees, or with other types of permanent disability affecting the enjoyment of their life.
At Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys, we will advocate aggressively for motorcyclists who have been forced to deal with injuries and harm caused by inattentive or negligent drivers. Whether your injuries were caused by a failure to yield, an inattentive driver, hazardous road conditions, or a manufacturer defect, we will fight for you every step of the way. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will investigate every aspect of the case and work closely with police officers, witnesses, and experts to determine exactly who is at fault and how best to protect your interests. Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys will make sure that you obtain the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Call Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung now and speak with one of our expert trial attorneys to help you get back on the road to recovery from your motorcycle accident in San Diego.