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There are approximately 30 million motorcyclists who drive on freeways and highways in the United States.

According to statistics from the National Road Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is approximately 16 times more likely to die in an accident than an automobile driver.

They are also 3 times more likely to suffer injuries than car passengers.

For those who were involved in fatal motorcycle crashes, the main cause of death was a head injury.

According to police reports, the most common places for motorcycle accidents in San Bernardino are the following:

  1. Macy Street
  2. Adams Street
  3. Gilbert Street
  4. Crestview Avenue
  5. highway 18

 

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Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in San Bernardino, CA

Were you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in San Bernardino?

Contact Maryam Parman today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Don’t fight the insurance companies alone.

You can call us or contact us online as well.

Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in San Bernardino, CA

  • Sudden braking (7{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b}): If the road conditions are not good, we all know how important it is to be careful when braking.
  • Slippery road (7{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b}): Usually it is a factor that contributes to an accident when mixed with “unsafe speed”.
  • Driving recklessly or in a hurry (9{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b}): In this sense, bikers in San Bernardino face the same statistics as drivers of cars and cyclists. 9{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b} of motorcycle accidents could be avoided.
  • Unsafe speed for conditions (6{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b}): This is a bigger deal in rainy states compared to the sunny San Bernardino.
  • Going over the speed limit (5{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b}): It is a concurrent cause, which means it is not the only one, in only 5{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b} of cases. Speed causes loss of control, etc.

 

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Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Even minor motorcycle accidents can cause permanent disability or chronic pain.

In addition to physical pain and suffering, you could face medical bills, loss of income, and mental anguish.

For these reasons you could be entitled to financial compensation.

  • Road rash: Product of falls and friction with the asphalt. Often when the driver falls, he can skid along the asphalt and the skin is torn.
  • Leg fractures: By the stance when driving, legs are key in riding a bike. The lower part of the body is almost totally exposed and unprotected. Femoral fractures are quite common.
  • Arm fractures: After the legs, the arms are the most exposed areas of the body. These fractures are typical in motorcycle accidents, bad falls where the person supports the weight of the body on the arms.

 

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Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

Whatever the cause of your motorcycle accident, the question of whether the other driver was negligent is still important.

The scene of the accident and any road debris, slip marks, or other evidence should be photographed and detailed immediately.

Witnesses should be interviewed, and an expert should negotiate with the insurance companies to make sure you don’t accept an agreement that is worth less than what you deserve.

Many times insurers do not even mention the fact that motorcycle accidents are often accompanied by serious injuries that may require surgery and prolonged treatments.

We will do whatever is necessary to investigate in detail the cause of your motorcycle accident.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys are very experienced.

We will help determine the responsibility of the other driver, either by:

  • Speeding or ignoring a red light
  • Driving distractedly
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving negligently

 

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Motorcycle defects:

In addition, we may represent motorcycle riders injured in a motorcycle accident due to motorcycle defects:

  1. helmets
  2. tires
  3. swing arms
  4. chains
  5. brakes
  6. throttle or brake cables

 

What is My Motorcycle Accident Worth?

After suffering a motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, injured persons may be entitled to:

  • Medical care with specialist doctors
  • Compensation for payments to doctors and hospitals
  • Payment of lost wages
  • Payment of future salaries
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Cost of repairing your motorcycle
  • Damage to property
  • Special care for life, in cases of permanent disability

Unfortunately, many clients sometimes put their own value to their case simply by comparing their case to that of a friend or relative whom they think is similar to their case.

There is no one-size-fits-all assessment of the value of a case.

 

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How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?

For adults in California, the personal injury case must be issued within two years from the date of the injury.

Don’t just sit and wait for help or results, take the necessary steps and call Maryam today.

 

Types of Motorcycle Accidents

The causes of motorcycle accidents vary depending on the circumstances of each case.

However, some of the most common causes in motorcycle accidents in San Bernardino, according to police reports, are the following:

  • The other driver did not see the motorcyclist
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sudden change of lanes
  • Sudden and unexpected U-turns
  • The other driver did not give the right of way
  • The other driver did not check the blind spots when driving
  • Cars that drive near motorcyclists, forcing them to get out of the way or to move to lanes in the opposite direction.
  • Obstruction of public signals.
  • The owner of a property does not meet the hazardous conditions warning requirements
  • Dangerous roads
  • Defective equipment

Is a Lawyer Necessary and How Much Does it Cost?

Maryam Parman understands all the nuances of motorcycle accident cases and is prepared to work against the biases so often faced by motorcyclists.

We struggle hard to get our clients the compensation they need.

Call us for free or contact us online so that someone can get in touch with you right away.

We work for our clients based on contingency fees, which means you will not have to pay anything unless we win your case.

 

Motorcycle Accident Checklist – What to Do After An Accident

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in San Bernardino, follow these steps:

  • Check if the people involved in the motorcycle accident are okay
  • Check yourself for injuries
  • If someone needs medical attention, call 911 immediately
  • Pull off the road and warn the other drivers on the road about the accident, using warning triangles, flares, or danger lights
  • Get personal information from witnesses and people involved. Such as names, phone numbers, addresses, car registration numbers, and insurance details of the party or parties involved
  • Call the police to report the accident, damage to personal property caused by the accident and also injuries sustained during the accident.
  • If you are not seriously injured, document the scene of the accident and try to remember as many details as possible about the motorcycle accident. Take photos and videos
  • Try to write down the witness account of the motorcycle accident
  • Contact a lawyer
  • Inform your insurance company of the incident as soon as possible

What Happens to My Motorcycle Insurance After The Accident?

After an accident or crash, your bike insurance might increase.

This is particularly true if the motorcyclist is responsible for the crash.

Liability in an accident will significantly determine the amount of an increase you will see on your motorcycle insurance.