Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have decades of experience representing motorcyclists injured through no fault of their own. We provide the highest quality of legal representation, and help our clients receive the compensation they need to move forward.
Our attorneys specialize in motorcycle accidents in Palm Springs and throughout Riverside County. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, immediately contact an experienced Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP. Simply contact us for a free consultation, by calling (760) 240-7911 or completing the contact form on this page. We are available to you and your family, and can even meet with you at your residence, or at the hospital.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- Nearly 90,000 motorcyclists are injured each year on America’s highways.
- Each year, nearly 5,000 motorcycle accidents result in rider fatalities.
- A motorcyclist rider is 35 times more likely to die in an accident than a motorist.
- Over 10% of all motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. involve motorcycles.
- 42% of motorcycle accidents are caused by alcohol consumption by a motorist or rider.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Inclement weather
- Objects in the roadway or damaged road surfaces
- Lane splitting
- A motorist turning left in front of the motorcyclist
- Unsafe lane change by motorist
- Failure to see the motorcycle
Indeed, this last reason accounts for a surprising number of accidents. Why other motorists so often fail to see motorcyclists is a matter of much debate, but often it appears that they are simply not looking for them.
Motorcycles offer little protection in case of a collision. They are much lighter in weight than cars and trucks, and they have no enclosure to prevent the rider from being struck directly. Motorcycles are also less stable due to the fact that they only have two wheels. For example, a car that is struck may not tip, but a motorcycle almost certainly will. When this happens, the rider can face serious injury or death.
The Most Common Types Of Motorcycle Accident Injuries That We See:
- Broken bones
- Crushed legs
- Internal organ damage
- Spine/Neck injury
- Head injury
It is very important that an injured motorcyclist seek medical attention right away, even if he or she doesn’t feel they have been injured. The worst injuries are generally not visible, such as damage to internal organs. Remember, other injuries are not apparent, until days or even weeks following an accident. Therefore, it is vitally important that an injured motorcyclist seek medical treatment and diagnosis of any injuries or health complaints.
Preventing Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists should also practice defensive driving. Always assume that other motorists don’t see you, and always try to leave yourself enough space to maneuver around a vehicle, if necessary. Finally, make sure that you wear protective gear and clothing, and always ride with a helmet. The NHTSA reports that motorcyclists who do not ride with helmets are 15 times more likely to be injured, if they are in an accident.
Contact a Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us now by calling (760) 240-7911, or by completing the form on this page. The attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 50 years combined experience representing injured motorcyclists throughout California. We will fight for you, and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
Directions to our Office
Our office is conveniently located on Tahquitz Canyon Way, between N. Indian Canyon Drive and S. Avenida Caballeros, 1/5 of a mile from the Palm Springs Convention Center. If you are traveling by bus to visit our office, take line 14; the closest bus stop is only .1 miles away from us. We are also available to meet at your home or hospital room.