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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Santa Barbara

Protecting the Rights of the Wrongfully Injured

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other motorists on the road and, even when wearing proper protective gear, a relatively minor accident can result in catastrophic injuries. Therefore, it is particularly crucial for drivers to safely navigate the road and be mindful of their surroundings. Unfortunately, some drivers act negligently, putting the lives of others at risk. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the team at Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara for the exceptional legal services you need to hold the responsible party liable.

Call us today at (805) 628-4967 to schedule a free case review to discuss your legal options.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are substantially smaller than passenger vehicles and, when drivers do not pay attention to their blind spots or simply fail to see motorcyclists, it can lead to a severe collision.

Below are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Speeding: Speeding is known to be a leading cause of all forms of auto accidents. The act of speeding is much more dangerous due to the exposure motorcyclists have on their bikes. There are no airbags, side panels, or other safety measures to protect motorcyclists when they crash.
  • Lane Splitting: In California, it is legal to split lanes, which is something that many riders do often to avoid traffic. While splitting lanes can be a tool to help get you to your destination quicker by avoiding traffic, it can be very dangerous. Lane splitting is something that should be avoided unless you are an experienced rider.
  • Opening car doors: Motorcyclists should avoid driving beside parked vehicles. Someone inside might not pay attention and swing open the door, causing an unexpected obstacle for a motorcyclist to collide into.
  • Sudden stops: If the driver behind a motorcyclist is tailgating or the vehicle ahead abruptly stops, both of these situations can create a dangerous predicament for motorcyclists.
  • Cars making left turns: Left-turn accidents are another large cause of many motorcycle accidents. When a car makes a left turn while the motorcyclist is trying to pass or going straight through an intersection, this can result in a deadly accident. Many times drivers will misjudge the distance of motorcyclists when making a left turn, resulting in serious injuries, and death. To avoid these accidents, be sure you are constantly scanning the road for drivers, especially when there are left turns.
  • Poor road conditions and debris: A pothole might, at worst, result in a flat tire when a car drives over it. However, poor road conditions and debris are much bigger issues for motorcyclists due to their less stable nature. Any unexpected obstacles on the road can easily result in an accident.

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a negligent driver, our team of trusted Santa Barbara motorcycle accident attorneys at Crane Flores would love to explain how we can help you recover. We understand the constant struggle that motorcyclists go through every day just to make it to and from their destinations safely, and we will do everything we can to help you get back to living the life you deserve.

Common Motorcycle Injuries

Being motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves means that we understand the common issues motorcyclists face each time they take to the streets. As attorneys, we have also seen the unfortunate truth about the severity of many of these accidents.

Due to the lack of protection motorcyclists have while on the road, these accidents are much more likely to cause catastrophic injuries, and sometimes times death. It is crucial for motorcyclists to wear the right protective gear any time they go for a ride. Doing so cannot prevent injuries entirely, but it can potentially reduce the severity of them.

Below are some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Road rash

Speak to a Compassionate Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Santa Barbara

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, contact the motorcycle accident team at Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara. Our team has more than five decades of experience and is backed by a reputation for securing successful results.

When you choose to work with us, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in good hands. We also believe you will need time to focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back on your feet, which is why you will not have to think about paying legal fees until we win your case.

Call our law office today at (805) 628-4967 to schedule a free and confidential case review.

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