Failure to Yield Accidents
Although motorcyclists are entitled to the same rights as all other moving vehicles, failure to yield accidents, where another vehicle does not yield to the motorcyclist, are among the most common types of motorcycle accidents in the Long Beach area. It is an unfortunate reality that if you are the victim of a failure to yield accident, you may sustain severe injuries or disability that require a knowledgeable area attorney. If you are injured in this type of accident, the team at Jamal Injury Law P.C. is committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses.California Motorcycle Laws
In 2016 alone, more than 14,000 motorcyclists were injured, and many of these injuries occurred in failure to yield accidents. In fact, a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzing the causes of motorcycle fatalities found that more than 800 motorcycle deaths that year resulted from other vehicles failing to yield to motorcycles.
As a motorcyclist, you are protected by the same California laws as any other vehicle traveling on Long Beach highways or roads. Although motorcyclists are sometimes at fault for serious accidents, drivers of other vehicles often behave negligently, causing countless injuries and fatalities. A driver can be considered legally negligent when they act with less care than a reasonable driver would employ in a similar situation. But because motorcycle cases can be complex, it is important to seek legal help to determine whether the driver was in fact negligent.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident due to the fault of another driver who fails to yield, you have the right to work with a lawyer to recover medical expenses, lost wages, lost time from work, and other accident-related expenses.Why do Vehicles Fail to Yield to Motorcycles?
As experienced attorneys in the Long Beach area, the team at Jamal Injury Law P.C. has encountered many failure to yield accidents. Because motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, they are also unfortunately less visible. This is of course no excuse for the life-changing accidents that are frequently caused by driver negligence. We often encounter accidents caused by a wide range of negligent acts. Drivers who are distracted by cell phones or other technological devices are often guilty of failing to yield as are drivers whose judgment and reflexes are impaired by drugs, alcohol, or drowsiness.
Regardless of whether the at-fault party intended to harm the motorcyclist, serious injuries and fatalities are common, especially since motorcyclists are less protected than automobile drivers. Even if you are unsure about whether or not you have the right to take legal action against a driver who failed to yield, it’s important to consult with a local Long Beach lawyer. Working with an experienced area lawyer can mean the difference between recovering compensation for your injuries, missed work, and disability and receiving nothing.Contact a Long Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Because motorcycle accidents can often result in life-altering injuries, getting help from an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and recover the compensation you deserve is crucial. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jamal Injury Law P.C. for a free, no-obligation consultation today.