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High-Risk Behaviors Leading to Motorcycle Accidents


The State of California is widely considered a motorcycle-friendly state. With year-round beautiful weather and scenic routes, it is evident why Californians love to ride their motorcycles. Unfortunately, whether it is in California or elsewhere, motorcycle accidents can happen at any moment. When this happens, obtaining the support of an established personal injury attorney is important. After you were injured while riding your motorcycle, the professional motorcycle accident attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can provide you with the representation you deserve. 

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is a reputable law firm with many years of dedicated service in representing clients who have suffered serious injuries in motorcycle accidents. After being injured in a motorcycle accident, the seasoned attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help you get the monetary compensation you need to cover the costs resulting from the accident. Consider contacting the law firm today to learn more about how they can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free case evaluation by completing the online contact form found here

Examples of Reckless Behaviors Leading to Accidents in California

Many reports indicate that a vast majority of motorcycle accidents happen as a result of driver error, which may include high-risk behaviors such as the following:

  1. Sudden Stopping

Whenever a driver makes a sudden stop in front of a motorcyclist, this can be incredibly dangerous for the rider. The sudden stop can cause a rider to be ejected from his or her bike at a high speed, which may lead to fatal injuries. 

  1. Making Unsafe Lane Changes

According to California law, lane splitting is legal. This means that motorcyclists have a legal right to ride between two lanes of stopped or moving traffic. As a result of this law, motorists in the state must be extra vigilant when making a lane change. Drivers should always check their blind spots before making a lane change to avoid colliding with a rider who is lane splitting. 

  1. Driving While Under the Influence

Whenever a person is operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the driver’s ability to operate his or her vehicle safely becomes severely affected. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 32 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents throughout the country each day. This equates to about one victim every 45 minutes. The agency also reports that alcohol reduces a person’s function of the brain, including muscle coordination, thinking, and reasoning. All of these abilities are critical to being able to operate a vehicle safely. 

Speak to a Professional Personal Injury Attorney Today

Motorcycles are by far one of the most popular methods of transportation in the State of California. Unfortunately, accidents are often unavoidable and many of these accidents are caused by high-risk behaviors committed by other drivers. If you or a loved one was recently hurt in a motorcycle accident, speak to an established personal injury attorney who can advocate on your behalf. 

The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have established a reputation for successful motorcycle accident cases. Passionate about helping clients receive the monetary compensation they deserve, the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP will work tirelessly to ensure the case has the best opportunity at being successful. Consider contacting the law firm today to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. Arrange a meeting by completing the confidential contact form found here.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.