Motorcycle accidents are more common in California because the great weather allows for year-round riding, and traffic in cities can increase the risk of crashes. Both motorists and motorcyclists need to take extra precaution to prevent serious accidents from occurring.
While there are certain hazards that can make just about anyone in California fall and hurt his or herself, today’s older Americans face an especially high risk of suffering a serious injury due to a fall. At the Law Offices of Christian J. Amendt, we recognize that factors including slippery floors, dimly lit interiors and uneven pavement pose threats to everyone, but that older Americans may be less likely than younger ones to be able to easily avoid these and other obstructions.
If you have been involved in a serious accident that has ultimately left you facing an amputation, the emotions you are experiencing will be many. While your current situation may be less-than-ideal and currently causing you to question your future, technology has come a far way and many amputees have the same chance at living a happy, healthy and successful life in California as anyone else.
Many bicyclists in Pomona find it hard to believe when we here at The Law Offices of Christian J Amendt reaffirm to them that they have the same rights on the road as motorists. If this also comes across to you as difficult to comprehend, it is likely because you are so rarely treated that way when traveling on the road atop your bike. Many motorists do not understand that you have every right to ride on the road. Yet while that ignorance may serve you well when involved in an accident claim, you likely would prefer to avoid the injuries that bicyclists are so often subject to in collisions with cars.