Roadways are inherently dangerous places, but they can be even more so for motorcycle riders. Unlike drivers and passengers in cars and trucks, motorcycle riders are not protected by a cabin reinforced by a steel frame. Consequently, injuries are often catastrophic.
Contrary to what many drivers believe, the majority of motorcycle accidents are not the result of the rider’s recklessness. Instead, motorcycle accidents often happen because car and truck drivers do not afford motorcycle riders the same rights and courtesies as other conventional vehicles.
If your motorcycle accident injuries are the result of another driver’s carelessness or unlawful driving behavior, you should not also bear the burden of financial recovery. The personal injury team at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC care a great deal about motorcyclists and will do everything we can to get you the most compensation for your physical and emotional damages.
Motorcycle accidents often result for the same reasons as single-car accidents:
However, one of the most common causes is a type of driver inattention—drivers simply look past or through motorcycles because of their smaller size compared to passenger cars and trucks.
Additionally, drivers may not account for motorcycles’ shorter stop distances or recognize hand signals and fail to yield to a rider who clearly attempted to communicate a direction change.
Unfortunately, the lack of protection surrounding the rider increases the severity of injuries a rider may suffer as well as increase the risk of death from accident-related injuries.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC personal injury attorneys understand the challenges motorcyclists face on the roadways and in the courtroom. Whether we are fighting on your behalf or that of a loved one in a wrongful death suit, we provide the aggressive representation you need.
From the beginning, we ensure that you do not forfeit compensation by taking a hasty settlement offer from the liable party’s insurance. We properly value your claim to make sure that every type of damage is included. Every step of the way we strive to minimize the stress and hassle you face to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC has helped hundreds of motorcycle accident victims and their families. We can help you. Call us to schedule an interview with our personal injury team.