Motorcycles are very popular in California and appeal to many different types of drivers throughout the U.S. Although most people find motorcycles to be thrilling and stimulating means of transportation, motorcyclists are faced with added elements of danger on the road. Motorcycles are far less safe than other vehicles when a crash occurs and are less visible to other drivers and pedestrians.
Motorcycles are more susceptible to weather and road conditions, which in certain situations can be very hazardous. People who ride motorcycles have very little to protect them from other vehicles on the road if a crash occurs and motorcyclists face an increased risk of sustaining serious and debilitating injuries during an accident. Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than car occupants to die in a crash, which is an alarming and sobering statistic that many individuals are forced to come to terms with.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we represent clients for personal injury claims and wrongful death suits related to motorcycle accidents in Pasadena. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and our injury attorneys can help you with this.
Motorcycles sometimes are involved in accidents because of weather and road conditions, but other times negligent behavior can lead to accidents. Other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, and road maintenance companies hired by the city or state can be held liable for damages if they are found to be responsible for the conditions that caused the accident and the subsequent injury.
To find out if you could be compensated for an injury or death resulting from a motorcycle accident, contact a Pasadena motorcycle accident lawyer today!