LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
A December 10 article on MSN reports on the death of a Sacramento motorcyclist who allegedly ran a red light and smashed into another motorist at 70 mph. It is currently unknown whether drugs or alcohol played any part in the crash, though the motorist who was struck did not test positive for any kind of controlled substance and was not initially determined to be at fault. Los Angeles based personal injury firm Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that the preliminary report seems to indicate that the motorcyclist simply made an avoidable mistake that ended up costing him his life.
Legal Defenders says that it regularly works with the victims and families of those involved in motorcycle accidents. The firm points out that motorcyclists are subjected to extreme forces in a collision with almost no protection, unfortunately leaving family members as either the responsible or victimized party. Most often, the other party is at fault though there are naturally many exceptions.
Most traffic accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles are avoidable, with a lack of patience or overly aggressive driving by at least one party being among the most common causes of collisions. The firm says that drivers wishing to speed to their destinations are risking their own lives, the lives of others, as well as their legacy to their loved ones for what usually amounts to saving, at most, a few minutes on a commute. Risky maneuvers, speeding, and impaired driving – whether due to sleepiness, substance abuse, or distractions such as texting – are all factors that can not only lead drivers into a collision but also make them the responsible parties and risk liability to their estate, the firm notes. Legal Defenders says that being at fault for a car accident can quickly climb into the tens of thousands of dollars owed as medical expenses, property damages, and other potential costs add up. Thus, family members not only have to live with the knowledge that a loved one may have been responsible for harm to others, their inheritance may be significantly decreased or eliminated if the estate is forced to pay damages.
The personal injury firm says that practicing safe driving is the best way to avoid a costly accident. While it can surely be enticing to speed into an intersection to avoid a red light, even the slightest miscalculation could prove disastrous, if not fatal. The firm warns that maintaining focus on the road and other vehicles, remaining patient, and avoiding aggressive maneuvers and speeding is the best way to minimize the chances of causing a collision.
Legal Defenders says that on the flip side, victims of auto accidents are not alone and should look to a personal injury attorney to obtain the financial compensation they need to help get their lives back in order.
Readers can find more information on Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock by visiting their website at https://www.legaldefenders.com/ or by calling 818-641-1266.