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Motorcycle Accidents and the Summertime

Now that summer has arrived and the weather is just beautiful, more and more motorcycles take to the Southern California roads. The warmer weather has filled the freeways with cycles of all sizes and styles.

Motorcyclists all over strap on their helmets and hit the open road. For avid riders, the summer season is packed with long rides and more flexible work and school schedules.

Unfortunately, the increase in motorcycles on our roads also means the increase in motorcycle accidents. To prevent fatal accidents this summer, bikers should wear the appropriate safety equipment and abide by the following suggestions:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Do not drink and ride
  • Reduce speeding
  • Make sure you are trained adequately
  • Be properly licensed

Riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous, including the fact that motorists do not know how to safely the share the road with motorcycle riders. Statistics show that the vast majority of fatal motorcycle accident victims could have been saved by wearing a helmet. Did you know that helmets save at least 2,000 bikers a year?

This summer, look out for motorcycles on the road around you. In California, it is allowed for motorcyclists to ride in the same lane as a motorist. This is known as 'lane splitting'.

Among the injuries suffered by motorcyclists are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage

If you have been in a recent motorcycle accident, it is critical to hire an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to protect your interests. The amount of medical bills that usually follow can be astronomical and extremely overwhelming.

Call the Law Offices of Peach & Weathers to help you through this difficult situation. Our goal is to make sure you are compensated for the pain and suffering you have undergone - while fighting to have all of your bills paid by the at-fault party's insurance company.

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