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Motorcycle Accidents

Were You or Someone You Love Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?

The number of motorcycle accidents have increased dramatically in the State of California, due to the increased popularity of motor bikes for both recreational and practical use. When proper caution isn’t taken and an accident ensues, it can result in devastating injuries for the victim.  Victims of motorcycle accidents stand to face a number of debilitating and crippling injuries, in large part due to the fact that motorcycles offer absolutely no protection to the driver.  When a motorcycle is struck by a car or truck, it’s not uncommon for the motorcycle rider to sustain life-threatening injuries that require extensive hospitalization and medical treatment. In California, a majority of motorcycle accidents occur are caused by “cagers” or auto drivers who don’t respect the rights of bikers.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The majority of motorcycle accidents are due to auto driver negligence. Unfortunately, many auto drivers are not as aware of other motorcycle riders as they should be. At Goodwin Law Corporation, we are committed to helping personal injury claims related to motorcycle accidents. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Motorcycle-auto collusion, such as rear end accidents, failure to yield, drunk driving and unsafe lane change accidents
  • Defective products cases, such as kickstand failure, enginze seizure due to a defective oil pump, as well as defective tires and other design or manufacturer defects
  • Road hazards and municipal liability for negligent failure to maintain roads

How We Can Help

Attorney Jeff Goodwin can specifically relate to injured motorcycle riders. Jeff is an avid rider and understands the anger and frustration bikers feel when their bike is damages and they are badly hurt – or a fellow biker is killed – all because a cager failed to exercise a proper lookout for motorcycles. At Goodwin Law Corporation, we can determine whether or not a personal injury or wrongful death claim can be filed on you or your loved one’s behalf.

When you or one of your loved one’s are a victim in a motorcycle accident in California, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for damages if it can be proven that someone else is to blame. Monetary compensation may be provided for medical expenses, loss of wages, property damage, funeral expenses, emotional distress and pain and suffering.