Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Motorcycle Accident.
Something we see entirely too much of around this are is motorcycle crashes that are the fault of other drivers. That was the case in a Mission Valley crash the other day when a driver in a Lexus was attempting to turn left into a parking lot from westbound traffic. This was one of those situations where most of the people in the eastbound lanes of traffic stopped to let the driver make the turn.
Unfortunately, a 36-year-old motorcyclist, who was also heading eastbound, did not know that was why everyone was stopped and kept traveling in the far right-hand lane. He ran right into the Lexus as it was making its turn.
“The rider of the motorcycle sustained a fractured tibia and fibula and was taken to a hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries, said an SDPD officer.
At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, we know that motorcyclists face many dangers when they ride and are especially susceptible to injuries. If you need a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney, call us today.
California has more registered motorcycles than any other state. With nearly 900,000 registered bikes, we have plenty of people who love the year round riding weather and beauty here. We also know that, if you do own a motorcycle, you take steps to ride safely. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict other drivers’ behavior or roadways conditions.
For the latest reporting year for California, there were:
We know that motorcyclists are more prone to serious injury because they lack the protection that passengers in regular vehicles have. They are exposed to the force of a vehicle as well as an impact with the ground. This can lead to severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
The biggest threat to motorcyclists is the ignorance of other drivers on the roadway around them. Many people simply refuse to share the road and often ignore motorcyclists all together. This is even worse when a driver is distracted by their phones or other devices.
We also know that drunk drivers pose a risk to everyone on and around the roadway, especially motorcyclists.
While a vehicle impacting a motorcycle at any speed is not good, those who speed and drive aggressively cause more damage to a cyclist. They are also the number one cause of accidents overall in California.
A motorcycle crash is scary for both the person who experiences it and their family. If the crash was caused by another person’s negligence, then you need to know where to turn. At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, our dedicated personal injury team will get to work, dealing with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf.
We will move to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.