California Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
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There has been an ongoing need for experienced Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Attorneys as of late, especially with the many recent accidents that have occurred in our immediate area. When it comes to motorcycle riders and car, truck, or SUV drivers getting along on the roads, it isn’t always a good relationship. Some of the people who operate motor vehicles will say that bikers don’t have respect for traffic. This is sometimes true, being that lots of motorcyclists will occasionally attempt dangerous maneuvers, such as using the slim cycles to weave in between and quickly around the larger vehicles, and at times actually ride directly on top of the yellow and white lines to get ahead of traffic. This happens a lot at times like rush hour, where vehicles may be at a standstill, but the bikes are agile enough to keep moving forward.
But, some bikers feel that it is the motorists who are disrespectful on the roads. And, just as car drivers call Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield claiming that they should be paid damages for injuries, totaled vehicles, etc. after a crash, motorcycle riders can do the same. After all, it is the bike rider who likely suffers the worst bodily damage when they are involved in an accident with a bigger motor vehicle.
This was the case in the motorcycle accident in Bakersfield that occurred on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, 2019. 40-year-old Trumonikia Fields-Johnson actually fled the scene of an accident with a motorcycle rider after she had apparently changed lanes unsafely, leaving the victim there on the road with significant injuries. The biker was rushed to the hospital and later died. Trumonikia was found a little while later by police inside a restaurant where she was attempting to hide, and they also located the abandoned white SUV she was allegedly driving. If convicted, being that the victim later passed away from injuries, she could be looking at vehicular manslaughter.
There was another South Bakersfield motorcycle accident just a few weeks earlier. But, this time, it appeared to be the motorcyclist who caused it. On the afternoon of Thursday, December 10th, 2019, Jose Garcia was riding his bike down Ming Avenue, when all of a sudden he slammed into the back of a mail truck. Reports say that the impact was so hard that it had actually turned the truck over, but that the mail truck driver wasn’t hurt.
Bakersfield motorcycle accident attorneys were also very likely immediately contacted by the families of the victims in the crash that occurred on Wednesday, September 30th, 2019. That evening on Wilson Road there was a horrible collision that left a man and woman who were riding a motorcycle dead on the highway. The pair were heading east on Wilson, when a silver sedan didn’t yield to them, causing the bike to collide directly with the car. According to Nolo, cars making left turns are one of the main situations in accidents with motorcycles and are the cause of these types of crashes over 40% of the time.
The experienced attorneys at B&D Law Group have seen the injured victims of motorcycle accidents time and time again, and the horrible outcomes never get any less heartbreaking for us to see. Who is the blame for these kinds of crashes depends on the situation, as the various cases above have indicated. Still, if you feel that you have been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, it is important to remember that there are many road factors that may have contributed to the accident (such as drunk drivers and/or road hazards), and our reputable Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at B&D Law Group will be your best option when considering attaining excellent legal counsel for your personal injuries.