Palmdale Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents are more common than you may think, and in fact California ranks above the national average. While avid motorcyclists will tell you that there is nothing quite so exhilarating as a motorcycle ride on the open highway, the sad truth is that as enjoyable as riding may be, motorcycles are the most dangerous of all forms of motor transportation. Each year thousands of people are injured in crashes, often through no fault of their own.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Nadrich & Cohen, LLP immediately. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have decades experience and success representing injured motorcyclists throughout Palmdale, Lancaster and beyond. Don't wait to preserve your right to compensation, call us at (661) 463-1711 for a free consultation. You can also request a free consultation by completing the contact form on this page. We promise that a member of our team will respond to your consultation request within 24 hours.
Just How Dangerous Are Motorcycles?
Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than other forms of motor vehicle transportation in that they offer no protection should another vehicle crash into it. Moreover, motorcycles are far lighter than their automobile and truck counterparts on the road, and they are dependent upon balance and forward momentum to remain upright.
The behavior of other drivers is an important factor as well. Indeed, many car and truck drivers routinely make choices on the road that have the potential of jeopardizing the safety of the motorcyclist. Among these are:
- Driving at an excessive speed
- Driving while intoxicated
- Engaging in distracting behaviors, such as texting or calling on a cell phone
- Reading, applying make-up or conducting business while driving
- Failing to obey traffic signals
- Changing lanes or making a turn into the path of the motorcycle
- Failing to see the motorcycle
National and State Statistics
The statistics on motorcycle accidents nationally and state-wide paint a grim picture. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that each year about 50,000 people are injured in motorcycle accidents and another 2.500 are killed. In California, the mortality rate is around 400 annually. What is particularly disturbing is that the number of injuries and deaths from motorcycle accidents doubled over a ten year period from the 90’s into this century, and they continue to rise. On a local level, the California Highway Patrol reports that in 2012 there were a total of 39 injuries and 1 death in motorcycle crashes.
What a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Do for You
Once your personal injury attorney agrees to take your case he will work with the insurance adjuster to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. If this proves impossible and your case is strong enough your attorney will represent you in a trial. It is important that the attorney you choose to work with be experienced and knowledgeable in motorcycle injury law. The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have a proven track record of success representing clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Call us today to arrange a consultation.
Directions to Our Office:
If you are driving to our office from the South take CA-14 North/Antelope Valley Freeway North via Exit 162 in the direction of Palmdale/Lancaster. Exit at Rancho Vista Blvd., Exit 37 and drive for 0.2 miles. You will be making a slight left onto W. Rancho Vista Blvd., after which you will drive another 2.4 miles and then turn left onto 30th Street West. Almost immediately after you turn you will make a right turn onto Twincreek Ave. This is just past Baimitz Ave. Then you will drive approximately half a mile, then turn left onto Chalfont Ln. Take an immediate right onto Davon Way. If you reach Dearborn you have passed your turn. Turn right onto Beacon Ln. and then drive .2 miles to W. Avenue M14. If you are taking the bus, use the Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus Route 1 to get to our office. The Red Lobster restaurant is half a mile away.