It is hard to say if aggressive driving is more common in California than it is in other areas but it is easy to see that it is a problem here. Unfortunately, it is true that there are more motorcycle accidents in any other state and that many of these accidents are caused by aggressive drivers. Keep reading to learn more about this unfortunately phenomenon and then contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 if you have been injured in an accident and need a free legal case evaluation form an experienced personal injury attorney.
Examples of Aggressive Driving That Can Lead to Motorcycle Accidents
What do we mean by aggressive driving? We are referring to things like changing lanes too quickly or weaving in and out of traffic. Not adjusting for lane splitting, tailgating, and not using turn signals when turning or changing lanes are other examples of aggressive driving. Driving faster than the speed limit and / or conditions allow, driving while distracted, driving while drunk, or driving while fatigued can increase the chances that a driver will be aggressive.
Motorcycle Riders Can Sustain Many Different Types of Injuries
Any motorcycle accident has the potential to be catastrophic because the rider does not have the protection they would have if they were in a car. However, accidents with aggressive drivers can be even more devastating because so often aggressive drivers are speeding – and the faster a vehicle is moving, the more severe the resulting injuries are likely to be.
Some of the most common injuries sustained in these types of accidents include broke bones, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injury, and scarring. In the worst cases, death can result.
Two Reasons it Pays to Hire an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident
One of the most common questions we get at Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre is whether or not it is essential to hire an attorney after a motorcycle accident. There are two big reasons that it pays to do so. First, it can save you time because we handle every aspect of your case. You can focus on recovery instead of dealing with call after call or form after form from insurance companies.
Second, you do not pay a cent upfront. That’s right, if you work with Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre we start with a free legal consultation during which we will go over the basics of your case and let you know what your options are. If you decide to move forward with us, and we decide to take your case, it will be on a contingency basis. This means that you do not owe us anything unless we win your case.
There is no risk to hiring an attorney and only rewards, as we can provide comprehensive assistance that could yield higher compensation for your damages. Call us now at 800-572-1252 to schedule your consultation.