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Motorcycle, Truck, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Accidents

Any type of auto accident is a traumatic and stressful situation. When the accident involves a motorcycle, truck, bicycle, or pedestrian, the situation is even more complicated.

Los Angeles Motorcycle Accidents

Operating a motorcycle is fun, gas-efficient, and more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, it is also more dangerous than traditional automobiles. Because of the exposed nature of motorcycles, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to accident injuries, such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Road rash
  • Death

Even if you wear a helmet and protective gear, these safety measures only go so far against the force of a collision with a larger vehicle.

Los Angeles Truck Accidents

Big-rigs, 18-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers – no matter what you call them, commercial trucks are commonplace on LA roadways. We depend on trucks to deliver everything from livestock to packages, fuel to groceries. Because of their weight and size, truck accidents are among the most injurious or deadly. Sadly, truck accidents are often caused by preventable factors, such as:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Driving too fast for road or weather conditions
  • Overweight or unsecured loads
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective or malfunctioning parts

Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that all regulations are followed before trucks hit the road. Drivers also must obey the law and certain guidelines in order to prevent accidents from occurring.

Los Angeles Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is an increasingly common way to get where you need to go. Southern California is an especially popular place to bicycle, with many communities adding bike lanes and implementing bicycle safety campaigns. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents remain a concern for many communities. Even with dedicated bicycle lanes, many accidents occur due to automobile drivers not paying attention, not yielding when appropriate, or driving aggressively near bicycles. Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to auto accident injuries due to the exposed nature of bicycles.

Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents

California law states that pedestrians have the right of way. Sadly, many drivers fail to obey this or other laws, which can lead to pedestrian accidents. California has the highest rate of pedestrian accident fatalities in the United States, with these accidents commonly caused by drivers:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Failing to yield the right of way at crosswalks
  • Failing to use turn signals at intersections
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Distracted driving

Pedestrian accidents often cause serious or fatal injuries. These accidents involve children and the elderly most often – likely due to the unpredictable nature of children, and the limited mobility of the elderly.

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At Herrera Law PC, we understand that certain types of auto accident have unique complexities. Our Los Angeles auto accident lawyer has helped accident victims sort through all manner of auto accident cases.

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