After A Motorcycle Accident, Life Changes

California motorcycle enthusiasts in and around southern California are blessed with a mild climate that makes riding year-round possible. However, having more motorcycles on the road throughout the year also increases the likelihood of more people being involved and injured in motorcycle accidents.

With no seat belts, air bags or side-impact protection systems, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to suffering serious and fatal injuries when involved in a crash or collision. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, road rash, broken bones and damage to internal organs. For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Harout Balian has stood up for individuals and families who suffer losses after a motorcycle accident. You and your family can count on us to fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Due to their small size, drivers of cars and trucks often fail to see motorcycles. While some collisions are unavoidable, in an attempt to avoid serious injury or death, every motorcyclist should heed the following safety and defensive driving tips.

  • Enroll in a motorcycle safety course — You'll learn valuable safety tips and maneuvers that could help you avoid an accident or serious injury.
  • Wear a helmet — California requires that all motorcycle drivers and passengers wear a helmet. Not only is it illegal to ride on a motorcycle without a helmet, but doing so also exponentially increases the risk of suffering serious or fatal head or brain injuries in an accident.
  • Invest in appropriate safety gear — Wearing clothing made of tough fabrics like leather helps protect riders from wind, heat, road debris and also provides more protection in the event of a crash.
  • Be on the defensive — Even under the best of circumstances, many drivers have trouble seeing motorcycles. Today, it's more dangerous than ever for motorcyclists as drivers of cars and trucks are often distracted by cellphones and other technological devices. Motorcyclists must always, therefore, be alert and extra vigilant and never assume that another driver is aware of their whereabouts.

To discuss your injuries and case with a personal injury attorney, call the Law Offices of Harout Balian at 888-346-7088 or contact us online.