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Motorcyclists are at a serious disadvantage compared to drivers of motor vehicles. This is because any collision or near-collision can put them in immediate bodily danger. Motor vehicle drivers can be injured in an accident, but they often aren't in as much danger as those involved in a motorcycle accident .

Wrongful death of motorcyclist could be due to inattentive driver

There are so many good and positive reasons that Costa Mesa residents decide to travel by motorcycle. One great reason is the feel of the open-road. Also, more practically, the gas mileage and effect of the environment is less and thus attractive to many travelers. Others use motorcycling as a time to bond with friends and family.

What are the common causes of a motorcycle accident?

It is not rare for Costa Mesa residents to enjoy a motorcycle ride. Due to pleasant weather year-round, most motorcyclists will ride their bikes throughout the year. While it is common for motorists to share the road with bikers, some drivers fail to take precautions when traveling near a motorcyclist or encountering one on the roadway. Thus, a negligent or distracted driver could easily be the cause of a serious, or even fatal, motorcycle crash.

Defective equipment can lead to motorcycle accidents

Drivers in Orange County may be aware of the possibility of a safety defect with their automobiles. When the auto manufacturer learns of this kind of problem, federal regulations require that it takes steps to remedy the problem. In some cases, this may mean issuing a safety recall of the vehicle. For example, people in Costa Mesa may be familiar with the ongoing recall involving vehicles that have Takata airbags. But cars and SUVs are not the only vehicles that can be subject to recalls.

We handle cases involving the wrongful death of a motorcyclist

Motorcyclists in Orange County may ride for any number of reasons, ranging from fuel economy to sheer enthusiasm for the sensation of riding a motorcycle. Whatever their reason for riding, safety is especially imperative when operating a motorcycle.

Why are CA motorcyclists more likely to be injured in a crash?

The state of California, and Orange County specifically, is known for its long stretches of beautiful highway. It's a motorcyclist haven, with long stretches of winding highway that often border on the ocean or scenic overlooks. Living life on a motorcycle is easy to concede, with that picture. However, despite the pretty picture, motorcyclists are still more susceptible to injury in comparison to motor vehicle drivers, which means that a dream ride can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer many losses

A motorcycle can provide a Costa Mesa resident with a fantastic vehicle to escape the daily pressures of life. With the wind in one's face and the open road ahead, a motorcycle driver may feel as though their problems will disappear as they travel the highways of Orange County. Despite the breaks from everyday life that motorcycle riding can provide, however, some motorcyclists encounter new and more dangerous problems than those they face during their normal lives when they are out enjoying their rides.

CHP stresses safety for motorcyclists and drivers

Both the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety want people to know that motorcycle safety is a responsibility that motorcyclists and automobile drivers must share. Both organizations stressed this during the month of May, which they labeled Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Of course, every month is a good time for all people on the road to think about safety, especially when it comes to more vulnerable road users, like motorcycle riders.

Motorcycle accident data shows mixed results

Anytime that a motorcyclist takes to the road, serious injury and death are a possibility. Most riders try to take all appropriate precautions to avoid such a grim outcome, but sometimes, accidents happen, and when they do, the Californian motorcyclist is particularly susceptible to injury.

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