LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to being a fantastic, fuel efficient way of traveling and commuting, motorcycling is a fun leisure activity enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. Cameron Yadidi Brock of the Law Offices of Burg & Brock is one of these people. Yet, as a seasoned personal injury attorney, he also knows that, when cycling is mixed with negligence, serious injuries or death can occur. Mr. Brock's passion for motorcycles and his mission to help victims get the compensation they deserve has driven him to become one of Los Angeles' leading motorcycle accident attorneys. Yet, very obviously, the best outcome is if motorcycle accidents don't happen at all. Here are three common causes of motorcycle accidents that riders should watch out for.
- Collisions with Other Drivers – Over 50 percent of all motorcycle injuries involve another vehicle. Many times, these crashes are caused by the driver of a car who fails to properly check their blind spots before turning. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 42 percent of all multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents happen because a car turns or merges left into a lane that a motorcyclist is already riding in.
- Defects in the Road – While cars and trucks can often cruise over road defects and only feel a minor bump, improperly and negligently maintained roadways can be very dangerous for motorcyclists. Even roads that are well maintained can be a danger to motorcyclists if the road features are not properly marked or lit. Poorly marked or unlit speed bumps and traffic islands in particular can be potentially deadly for motorcyclists.
- Defects in the Motorcycle – It is always important that motorcyclists get their motorcycle serviced regularly to ensure that mid-ride mechanical problems don't cause a crash. Yet, even motorcycles that are kept in tip-top shape can cause crashes due simply to design defects. Common defects near a motorcycle's rear tire can cause the wheel to wobble, which can in turn lead to a crash. Certain models, such as the Harley-Davidson FLH series, have been known to have defects more than other models. It's important for riders to do research on their particular make and model to see if a recall has ever been issued.
Cameron Yadidi Brock and the rest of the talented attorneys at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock have years of experience doing whatever it takes to secure justice for victims of motorcycle accidents and their families. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by any form of negligence, call 888-509-2998 for a free initial consultation. You can also visit the Law Offices of Burg and Brock on the web at www.legaldefenders.com, and at Cameron Yadidi's Facebook page.
PR submitted by: Cyberset.com
SOURCE The Law Offices of Burg & Brock, Inc.