What Are the Dangers of Riding a Motorcycle?

October 6, 2017
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Posted in Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle can be addictive. Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we know it better than anyone else, because our finest attorneys ride motorcycles themselves.

But you know what they say about addictive things. They can be dangerous.

But how dangerous is hitting the streets of Los Angeles for a motorcyclist, really?

Contrary to the popular belief, owning a bike doesn’t necessarily mean getting into motorcycle accidents every single day. (If you are, then you’re probably doing something wrong).

In fact, some of our motorcycle accident attorneys have been riding bikes for more than a decade and never got into a single (!) accident.

Others, meanwhile, have been less lucky and got into multiple bike accidents over the past 10 years.

But they know laws like the back of their hand, so in all the cases they managed to obtain the maximum compensation (to tell you the truth, this was one of the reasons why they were hired to work for our Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to help our clients resolve motorcycle accidents in their best interests).

But don’t worry, you don’t need to be a lawyer to handle a motorcycle accident like a pro and obtain a fair settlement. What you need is to hire a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney who would do it on your behalf.

Call our Los Angeles offices at 310-997-0904 or fill out this contact form, we’ll certainly find such a lawyer for you.

No matter how much we’d love to hear from you, make sure you stay safe on the streets of Los Angeles by avoiding these most common dangers for a motorcyclist:

Oncoming traffic

Whether the car driver is texting and driving, falling asleep behind the wheel, catching up with the latest episode of Game of Thrones, or eating pizza leftovers while driving, there’s always a risk of colliding with oncoming traffic.

That’s why you should keep a sharp eye out for such drivers and ride like everybody is trying to murder you with their cars (trust me, that’s the best way to avoid a motorcycle accident).

A car turning in front of you

This is the most common type of motorcycle accident. When a car is turning in front of a motorcycle, it can be deadly to the biker but do little to no damage to the car itself.

Statistics show that the car driver is usually to blame for such a car-motorcycle collision, as the driver doesn’t assess the biker’s speed correctly or fails to notice him/her at all.

Opened car doors

Motorcyclists smashing into opened doors of parked cars are just as dangerous and common. While it almost never happens on an open road, riding the streets of Los Angeles with so many parked cars can be life-threatening for a biker.

The one way to avoid it is to never ride a bike between a lane of active traffic cars and a row of parked cars.

Cars changing lanes

Car drivers changing lanes without monitoring the blind spots is also a common cause of motorcycle accidents, as many drivers tend to ignore the presence of motorcyclists on the road.

That’s why it’s best to stay away from the blind spots where a car driver can’t see you in their side or rearview mirrors.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to consult our lawyer in Los Angeles in order to obtain a fair settlement.

We ride the busy streets of Los Angeles on our motorcycles, so we know the drill. Call the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg at 310-997-0904 or complete our contact form.


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