A common misconception is that motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle in addition to the motorcycle. This is not always the case as frequently a motorcycle accident is the result of the motorcycle driver attempting to get out of the way of another vehicle. This could be due to the other vehicle being driven by a reckless driver, drunk driver or distracted driver.
In an effort to avoid being hit the motorcyclist may ultimately be involved in a single motorcycle accident. The resulting crash does not automatically mean that the motorcycle operator was at fault. If you, or a loved one, has been hurt, injured or killed in a single motorcycle accident it behooves you to speak with an experienced Orange County motorcycle accident attorney.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Orange County
It is common knowledge that riding a motorcycle also comes with risks that are not associated with other means of transportation. For instance, other drivers may not properly share the road or highway with a motorcycle as they do with other vehicles. It is up to the motorcycle rider to avoid being hit by drivers who may not be giving their full attention to the road.
It is common that in an effort to thwart an accident you may ultimately collide with other objects on the street or roadway such as: buildings, trees, parked cars, guardrails and medians. In addition, single vehicle motorcycle crashes can be caused by dangerous roadways, loose gravel, poor weather conditions and construction zone debris.
Establishing Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
Identifying any and all at fault parties in a single vehicle motorcycle accident in is a very complex task. The driver you swerved to avoid hitting may continue driving down the road after your accident. A key aspect of identifying liable parties is speaking with witnesses and bystanders.
If your accident was caused by construction zone rubbish, unsafe roads or perhaps a dangerous or uneven stretch of road liability parties may be the state, contractors, subcontractors and municipalities. Retaining an experienced California motorcycle accident attorney will ensure that all responsible parties are identified and made accountable for your injuries, pain and suffering. They will also help you recover any financial losses such as lost wages, medical bills associated with the accident, medication costs, pain and suffering.
Call an Orange County Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
Please contact the Orange County injury lawyers at Nokes & Nokes to discuss your claim. Their Orange County personal injury law office office can be reached a 949-716-7200