Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents in Tustin
Between 2010 and 2012, California’s 338 bicycle-related fatalities constituted the highest bicycle traffic accident death rate in the nation. Many of these fatal accidents took place in Southern California towns like Tustin where the temperate climate makes it fun to ride a bicycle all year round.
California also leads the nation in the number of motorcycle collisions. Again, a disproportionately large number of these accidents take place in Southern California. In 2013, nearly 1,000 motorcyclists were injured in Orange County alone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident through the careless actions of another motorist or through the failure of equipment or other types of oversight that were designed to keep you safe, you have options. El Dabe Law Firm has many years of experience helping individuals in Tustin and other cities throughout Southern California safeguard their legal rights. You may be able to obtain monetary compensation for medical and rehabilitative bills, for wages that you’ve been forced to forgo and for your pain and suffering.
Riders and passengers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to be injured or killed in California motorcycle crashes. Most of these types of accidents take place in the months between may and September, and August is the month when the most fatalities occur.
Even when victims survive a motorcycle collision, the lack of any protective vehicular infrastructure means that victims face a higher risk of head and brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, severe leg injuries and damage to internal organs. In fact, 30 percent of all deaths among motorcycle riders are related to head and brain injuries.
Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that as many as two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by a third-party motorists’ failure to yield the right of way, particularly when they make left turns. This is careless behavior on the part of those motorists.
As with motorcycle accidents, the single largest cause of bicycle accidents in California is third party motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection. Such incidents account for nearly 22 percent of all bicycle accidents. Other causes of bicycle accidents that are related to third party negligence include lane changes (12 percent) and misjudging the speed need to pass a cyclist (nearly 9 percent.)
Cycling accidents involving motor vehicles more frequently result in serious injuries and death than accidents involving motor vehicles alone. The most common injuries include head traumas, spinal cord injuries, “road rash” abrasions and fractured or severed limbs.
El Dabe Law Firm Can Help
El Dabe Law Firm offers a no cost consultation to victims of motorcycle and bicycle accidents in Tustin who are unsure what they should do. We offer these consultation both at our office and over the phone. We will listen to the facts of your case, and we will let you know what legal remedies may exist for you. Should you decide to engage our services and go forward with a claim, you won’t even have to visit our office to proceed with the necessary paperwork unless you want to.
Our attorneys and other staff members are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whenever you have a question or a concern that you want to address.
You will never have to pay an upfront fee when you choose El Dabe Law Firm. If we are able to argue your case successfully, we will take a percentage of the settlement or any damages a court awards you. We have an outstanding track record when it comes to helping our clients attain the compensation they deserve.
Yes, You Need an Attorney
It’s important to remember that the insurance company representatives who may approach you after your motorcycle or bicycle accident do not have your best interests at heart. Their job is to protect their company’s bottom line by paying out as little as possible.
When you choose El Dabe Law Firm, we will act as your advocate to help you get the maximum amount of compensation to which you are legally entitled. We will also make sure that all necessary paperwork is filed within the statute of limitations. Contact El Dabe Law Firm to learn more about the ways that we can assist you or your loved one if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident.