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Riding a motorcycle is fun, exciting, and thrilling. However, if you are a motorcyclist, you also know that it is not all about having fun because the roads can be dangerous. Even if you are the most careful rider, other motorists that share the road with you may not be as careful as they should be, and that puts you at significant risk. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, especially with a bigger motor vehicle, the injuries can be extensive and even fatal.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the party that caused the accident. You need to hire an experienced Orange County motorcycle accident attorney to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.

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Important Facts All Motorcyclists Should Know

Below are five important facts you should be aware of when riding your motorcycle:

  1. Motorcycles are often in a car’s blind spots. If you are in a car’s blind spot, it means that the motorist is not aware of your presence and can make certain movements that can result in serious injuries to you. As such, you should do everything possible to make sure the motorists around you are aware of you.
  2. Motorcyclists often slow with downshifting. Not all motorcycles are equipped with brake lights that go off when riders downshift. This means that when you downshift, other motorists on the road with you, especially traveling behind you, may not be aware of what you are doing. You should make sure there is plenty of distance between the car in front of you and the car in back of you.
  3. It can take longer for a motorcycle to come to a stop than a motor vehicle. This is especially true if it is raining, snowing, or there is debris on the road.
  4. Lack of safety gear can result in serious injuries. Unlike motor vehicles, motorcycles are not equipped with seatbelts, airbags, or steel frame bodies. As such, even the slightest accident can result in serious injuries to the rider who is not protected by anything but his or her helmet.
  5. Weaving lanes can actually be helpful. Weaving lanes can help you stay more visible to other motorists on the road and even avoid debris on the road that can ultimately result in a serious accident.

Call an Experienced Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our motorcycle accident clients who have suffered serious physical and emotional injuries reach the best monetary settlements.

If you or a loved one has any questions about your personal injury claim, our experienced motorcycle accident attorney Orange County are available to personally review your case.  Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.