Rancho Cucamonga Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Rancho Cucamonga is just like all the other cities in The Inland Empire, in the sense that it attracts a lot of motorcycle riders.
Riding a motorcycle is a fun way to get around town, but if you are ever in an accident while riding the outcome can be pretty bad.
But almost any accident involving a motorcyclist can result in bad injuries, or even a fatality (especially if you aren’t wearing a helmet).
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in The Inland Empire then contact our Rancho Cucamonga motorcycle accident lawyers for a FREE consultation.
Why Contact Law Offices of Daniel Kim
Motorcycle accidents normally come with some bad injuries (head injuries or even amputations) and you don’t want to take on the insurance companies by yourself.
After you get home from the hospital and you start seeing medical bills, ambulance bills, and your phone is ringing off the hook with the insurance companies calling you, you’ll quickly realize you need a lawyer.
Daniel Kim and his legal team have years of experience dealing with motorcycle accidents here in Rancho Cucamonga (and all over California) so we are well versed in all the laws and games that insurance companies play.
Many times the insurance companies will offer a fast, small settlement in hopes that the injured victim will accept it, but The Law Offices of Daniel Kim know better than this.
Daniel Kim won’t be intimidated by the corporate insurance companies, and even though insurance companies do have their own way of determining fault, Daniel will be there by your side during the whole experience.
If you were injured in a motorcycle crash and you have questions then call us today for a FREE consultation.
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Common Causes For Motorcycle Accidents In Rancho Cucamonga
The city of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County experiences an average of 287 sunny days per year.
This makes for great motorcycle riding weather.
Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and a lot of fun, but can also be dangerous and lead to unexpected injuries.
There are many variables that can lead to a motorcycle accident and listed below are some of the most common reasons.
Poor road conditions – cracks in the streets, potholes, unmarked lanes, debris, oil, dirt etc. can lead to motorcyclists losing control of their bikes.
Vehicles opening doors – cars or trucks exiting their vehicles without looking can make for a dangerous situation. Riders may be forced to swerve into traffic to avoid collision or collide with door.
Speeding – Driving too fast is always dangerous for everyone and the faster the speeds of a motorcycle crash the more devastating the injuries. This is the number one reason for bike accidents.
Distracted driving– drivers looking at their cell phones, eating, drinking and not paying attention is extremely dangerous on the freeways and roads especially to motorcyclists.
Cars Making Left-Hand Turns – a large percentage of all accidents that involve a full-sized automobile and a motorcycle happen when the car is making a left-hand turn.
Motorcycle defects – sometimes a manufacturer just designs a bike poorly and a defective part can easily lead to an accident (think about flat tire, or brakes failing).
Unsafe lane changes – motorcyclists are hard to see, and when a person driving a car fails to check their blind spots or use a signal, this spells disaster for motorcyclists.
Alcohol use – When a motorcyclist shares the road with a drunk driver it increases the risk of serious injury. An intoxicated driver has a lowered reaction time making it even harder to see a motorcyclist.
Sudden stops – the old rear-end accident happens because people don’t leave enough distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.
Common Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident
It is important to know that no matter how safe you ride or wear a helmet, pads, and protective clothing, there is no way to eliminate injury when in a motorcycle accident.
You can realistically only attempt to minimize the damage and risk which goes along with being a motorcycle rider.
Follow all the motorcycle laws in Rancho Cucamonga, don’t get distracted or drive recklessly and all of this will help keep you safe.
If you have the misfortune of getting in a motorcycle accident it is best to call an attorney that understands the legalities.
Call the Law Offices of Daniel Kim.
If you do get hit by a car, these injuries below are probably what you’ll be dealing with –
Head injuries – Even though a motorcyclist wears a helmet it can only help to minimize the impact. Some of the injuries to the brain can include; concussions and traumatic brain injury. It is never good when someone’s head hits the ground or hard surface with high impact. If the brain is slammed too hard the loss of cognitive functions can occur and lead to permanent damage.
Road burn – This is also referred to as road rash and is an injury that happens when a motorcycle rider slides across the pavement. When the road cuts through the clothes and reaches your skin, it will shred it off down to the flesh. This can cause nerve damage and ongoing pain for years along with scarring.
Back and Spine – Sudden awkward movement can strain the spine and back muscles. When the spinal cord is injured from the impact of a motorcycle crash, it can result in paralysis (paraplegia). This is a catastrophic injury that usually results in permanent disability for the biker.
Broken bones – High speed crashes on a motorcycle often result in broken bones. They can take a long time to heal and you can be left with incapacitating injuries. One of the main problems for bikers is that they have no steel frame around them to protect themselves in an accident. Usually broken legs, wrists, ankles, and broken arms are what riders deal with.
Rancho Cucamonga Motorcycle Accident Stats
In 2017, Rancho Cucamonga was rated as one of the safest cities in all of California when it came to automobile accidents – and that includes motorcycle accidents throughout the city limits.
Slightly more than 40 motorcycle accidents were reported during this stretch of time.
This is considerably less than the more than 1200 car accidents reported during 2017 in Rancho Cucamonga.
Injuries And Deaths From Motorcycle Accidents In Rancho Cucamonga
According to available information, zero motorcycle accidents in Rancho Cucamonga during 2017 were found to have been fatal.
Of all the accidents reported throughout the city limits during that same block of time 32 motorcycle accidents were reported to have at least one injury reported.
% Of Motorcycle Accident Involved Drugs Or Alcohol
Just like the rest of the state of California (and the United States in general for that matter) individuals getting behind the wheel of their car or on top of their motorcycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a huge challenge.
30% increases in overall rates of DUI charges have occurred over the last five years, showing that initiatives put forward by the state of California to curb drunk driving haven’t had any impact whatsoever.
On top of that, 11% of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the state have also been found to be directly linked to individuals driving while under the influence of drugs.
What Is Population In Rancho Cucamonga, How Many Registered Drivers Over 18 Years Old
A relatively populous community in Southern California, Rancho Cucamonga currently has a population just over 177,450 people.
The population continues to climb year after year and has been on the positive upswing for three decades already, but more people tends to lead to more accidents on the roads.
The overwhelming majority of the Rancho Cucamonga population is over the age of 18, with 78% of the population hitting that threshold at the last census count.
Bad Intersections In Rancho Cucamonga For Car Accidents
Like any other major metropolitan community throughout the United States, some of the roads and intersections in Rancho Cucamonga are more dangerous as far as traffic accidents are concerned than others.
The most dangerous and truly accident-prone intersections in Rancho Cucamonga include the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Gilbert Street, the intersection of Bristol Street and Campus Drive, and the intersection of 17th St. and Fairview Street.
If you’re going to be driving your vehicle through these intersections you want to make sure that you are extra cautious.
How Many Registered Motorcycles In California
In the entirety of the United States, no individual state has more motorcycles registered than California – with second-place trailing by 100,000 motorcycles alone!
As of right now, more than 800,000 motorcycles registered to be operated on open roads throughout the state of California.