Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney
People in California love to ride their motorcycles. California provides some of the most scenic roadways in the country. Miles of shoreline, mountains high and valleys low. Perhaps that is why the Golden State has the most motorcyclists in the country. California also boasts the most licensed drivers of any state. More vehicles on the road mean more opportunities for accidents. And when a motorcyclist is involved in a car accident or a crash with any other vehicle, it’s usually much worse for the motorcycle rider.
Unlike other vehicles, motorcycles offer no protection when an accident occurs. And since riders are not fastened to the bikes, the crash impact often launches them from their motorcycles. The second impact where a motorcyclist’s body hits something else – the ground, a vehicle, a tree or pole – is when significant injuries can occur. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 80% of the motorcycle accidents reported result in injury or death to the motorcyclist.
The Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys at Ellis Law have been helping those who have been badly injured in motorcycle accidents for over 25 years. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Why Ellis Law Should Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
We are confident we can do the best job for you.
- We get you results – over $350 million for our clients
- We don’t require money upfront – we only get paid if we win
- We win a lot – 99% success rate
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Improves Your Chances of Winning
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries because motorcycles do not provide any protection to their riders. In order to be entitled to recover as much as possible for the injuries sustained, establishing the cause of the accident is very important. The insurance company for the other motorist will try to show that a motorcyclist had a large amount of responsibility for causing the accident. The more fault the motorcycle driver has, the less he or she will be compensated. A motorcycle accident attorney knows insurance company tactics and how to effectively counter them so that you can collect the maximum amount.
Body Parts Most Likely to Be Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
Although injuries to the head are some of the worst in motorcycle accidents, head injuries are not the most common motorcycle injury. Injuries to the lower body are almost twice as likely as injuries to the head. Spine injuries tend to be the least common. Injuries to the following areas are also common:
- chest area
Factors Affecting the Severity of Injury
Several factors have been shown to affect the severity of motorcycle accident injuries.
Motorcycle helmet – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a helmet reduces the risk of a head injury by almost 70%. However, a helmet only protects the head. Of those who died in motorcycle accidents in 2019, 61% were wearing helmets.
Age of driver – The incidence of death for older riders has been trending upward for the last 45 years. In 1975, riders aged 50 or older made up 3% of those killed in motorcycle accidents. In 2019, the 50+ age group accounted for 37% of the motorcycle fatalities. In contrast, riders under age 30 made up 80% of those who died in 1975 and only 27% in 2019.
Engine size – Motorcycles with mid-sized engines are the least likely to be involved in fatal accidents. Riders with smaller engines most often die in crashes. But fatal accidents with large engine motorcycles have been steadily on the rise since 2000.
Get Help Making Your Injury Claim
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can occur to any part of the body with catastrophic results. Establishing responsibility for the accident and understanding the nature and extent of your injuries will be critical to getting you a successful recovery. At Ellis Law, our personal injury lawyers have a long history of obtaining the maximum compensation for clients severely injured in motorcycle accidents. Our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers will help you recover the most you are entitled to. Contact us for a free review of your case or call us 24/7 at 888-347-5746.