Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Santa Maria Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Santa Maria Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle riders involved in a collision with an automobile, bus, or truck are at risk of serious injury or wrongful death. In fact, studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have found that motorcyclists are nine times more likely to be injured in an accident than the occupant of an automobile, and 37 times more likely to be killed than a person in a car in the same crash.

While automobiles are being continually made safer, there is little protection offered to a biker beyond a helmet and riding leathers. Protective clothing unfortunately offers little protection in the event of a serious accident. If you have been hurt in an accident, you need the assistance of motorcycle accident lawyers in Santa Maria who understand the unique issues that must be addressed in accidents involving motorcycles or serious injuries.

What Are Some Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk to be involved in an accident than vehicle drivers. They lack surrounding protection and are more likely to suffer severe injuries and fatal injuries. The best way to prevent or avoid a motorcycle accident is to know what can cause them:

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How To Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

As a motorcyclist, you have a responsibility on the road to think fast and think ahead. The luxury of slamming on breaks at the very last minute is not something that motorcyclists can afford to do. Here are some tips to prevent a motorcycle accident:

  • Slow down
  • Look behind you when stopped at an intersection
  • Do not ride between traffic and parked cars
  • Always ride sober
  • Learn how to avoid road hazards and debris
  • Perform regular maintenance checks
  • Wear appropriate gear to avoid distraction

What Should You Do If You Were in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accident lawyers in Santa Maria understand the thrill of riding along California’s scenic Central Coast, as well as the many dangers posed by weekend traffic rushing through the valleys, hills, and bends of the 101 and Highway 1. Let us help you obtain the compensation you need to pay your bills and support your family while you recover from your injuries. Contact the Santa Maria motorcycle accident lawyers at James McKiernan Lawyers for a free consultation. Contact our San Luis Obispo personal injury lawyers for more legal help.

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