David Park, Attorney at Law

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are fun to ride.  They’re cheap.  They get great gas mileage.  And, here in Southern California, almost every day is a perfect day to ride – unless you get hurt.

At SDHURTLAW.com, we are motorcycle accident lawyers and we focus our law practice on motorcycle injuries.

Motorcycle riding is serious business.  1.3 million people in California are licensed to operate a motorcycle.  According to the California Highway Patrol, motorcycle fatalities account for 10% of all people killed on California’s roadways each year.  The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that motorcycle riders are about 35 times more likely than a passenger in a car to die in a traffic collision.

Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced racer, a hardcore biker, or just an average Joe, the statistics don’t care.  Each year, San Diego County ranks consistently in the top two or three counties in the State with the most motorcycle accidents and fatalities.

Seasoned motorcyclists will tell you that in order to survive out on the road, you need to ride as though every other vehicle is out to get you.  That might not be so far from the literal truth.

Recently, California ABATE members initiated the use of dormant Amber Alert electronic billboards to display signs across the State that read, “LOOK TWICE. SHARE THE ROAD WITH MOTORCYCLES.”  Unbelievably, San Diego’s Cal-Trans office immediately received calls from angry drivers who thought it was not their responsibility to look out for motorcyclists.

We’ve seen it all from the inattentive to outright road rage.  Illegal u-turns.  Oncoming left hand turns.  Improper lane changes.  Faulty roadway designs.  Dangerous and negligently maintained road conditions.  And, the disastrous drunk drivers.  No matter the cause, motorcyclists know, there is no such thing as a minor fender bender when you’re on two wheels.

If you’ve been injured seriously in a motorcycle accident, call us today for a free legal consultation.  We are the best San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys.  SDHURTLAW.com.  We help those who ride.

Contact us today!