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Injuries from a motorcycle accident can require long-term care

While there are many different benefits to riding a motorcycle in California, there is one significant drawback: motorcyclists have little protection from external forces a collision. Yes, many motorcyclists wear helmets and other protective gear, but, in many cases, those safety measures do not help much when another vehicle slams into the motorcycle.

What problems do motorcyclists face on Fullerton roads?

Some people will say that when a person decides to ride a motorcycle that person is taking an inherent risk. Why? Well, some would argue that it has been shown that riding a motorcycle is definitely more dangerous than traveling in a passenger vehicle. But, why is that? What problems do motorcyclists face on the roads of Fullerton?

The impact of motorcycle accidents in America

The impact of any given motorcycle accident can be felt by multiple parties. The injured motorcyclist may have serious injuries that will need weeks or even months of medical attention. That injured person's family will likely bear a significant financial impact as a result. And then, the other driver who caused the accident will face the prospect of a personal injury lawsuit.

Motorcycle accident statistics show more deaths, fewer injuries

Unlike many other parts of the country, there is never a part of the year when residents of Southern California have to put their motorcycles up due to the winter weather. So, while many people throughout many parts of America are just now getting their motorcycles out as spring approaches, Southern California residents have been riding their motorcycles throughout the winter months. Unfortunately, this increased amount of exposure time on the roadways might increase the likelihood of motorcycle accidents occurring.

Former college football player sues after motorcycle accident

Motorcycling is a popular activity both in California and across the nation. It appeals to many demographics, from young adults to retirees. However, one person, whose promising football career was cut short due to a motorcycle accident, pursued a lawsuit against the California Department of Transportation, maintaining that the agency knew its roads were dangerous and did nothing.

Motorcyclist lucky to be alive after being hit by a dump truck

While those up north are dealing with snow and single-digit temperatures, Californians are lucky that the seasonable year-round climate allows them to enjoy outdoor activities just about any time of the year. For some, this means hitting the road on their motorcycle. However, as one incident shows, riding a motorcycle is not without its dangers.

How can motorists prevent motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle unawareness is a serious issue, especially in Fullerton where motorcyclists can take to the streets year-round. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents do occur, often due to inattention on the part of another driver. What's even worse is that a motorcycle accident can be so severe as to cause the motorcyclist's death. The following are some tips motorists can follow to avoid motorcycle accidents.

What types of injuries could result from a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in California, and are often seen operating side-by-side with automobiles, pick-up trucks and big rigs. However, unlike standard motor vehicles, motorcycles do not offer riders much in the way of safety features should an accident occur. Even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and following the rules of the road, the motorcyclist could still be involved in a collision with another vehicle, resulting in some common injuries.

Motorcycle officer and Uber driver crash in Santa Ana

Fullerton residents may have heard of or even used the transportation network Uber to get a ride from here to there. Uber allows users to use an app on their smartphone to connect with a driver. However, Uber passengers are just as likely as passengers in any other vehicle to be involved in a car accident.

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