Motorcycle accidents happen every day in Oakland. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Motorcycle Accident the injured victim should seek prompt medical attention.
Even if you can “walk away” from the accident it’s a good idea to visit an emergency room promptly to get checked out. Some injuries may not start to show symptoms until hours or days after the accident.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and were injured, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. Call GJEL Accident Attorneys today for a free case evaluation. You won’t pay unless and until we win your case and we offer free case evaluations.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common incidents we see are unsafe roads, other distracted drivers, pets, and truck vs. motorcycles.
When a car or truck hits a motorcycle it usually happens when drivers are distracted or not paying attention while driving their cars. Whether this is because they’re texting and driving or just not aware of the lane splitting laws in California, they can happen in the blink of an eye.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries Can Be Severe
Unfortunately, with motorcycle accidents, the rider has much less protection than your average car which can lead to serious injuries after an accident. Typically after a motorcycle accident, the rider may experience serious injuries such as:
• Brain injuries
• Broken bones
• Lacerations from the impact
• Loss of skin
Getting prompt medical attention after an accident needs to be your number one priority. Brain trauma can be hard to diagnose at first and cause severe permanent damage.
Factors That Make Oakland More Dangerous for Driving
The Oakland area has been expanding rapidly over the past few years. Housing prices in San Francisco have been skyrocketing and Oakland has been a popular destination for new families moving to the bay area.
With all of these new people come new dangers including many people who are not familiar with the driving conditions around the city and the not used to the number of motorists on the road.
If you add this in with the fact that many people are commuting every day to areas outside of the main city, it’s easy to see why the roads can be more dangerous than in other cites.
Here are some of the factors that make Oakland more dangerous than other northern California cities for riding a motorcycle.
• Lack of visibility. When the fog rolls in, visibility can be impaired.
• Drivers new to the area. Unfamiliar roads can make many drivers nervous on the road.
• Distracted drivers. Since Oakland has so many visitors and new people moving to the area, they’re not as familiar with the laws such as the hands free law in California.
Most Dangerous Zip Codes & Intersections in Oakland
Accidents can happen at any time and anyplace. However, some areas are more dangerous than others and commonly experience more accidents than the average intersection or freeway. Here are the most dangerous areas in Oakland for Motorcycles.
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GJEL Accident Attorneys
Address: 11 Embarcadero West Suite 133, Oakland, CA 94607
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (510) 839-0707