With traffic on the 10 Freeway through West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley only seeming to get worse, many commuters have switched from automobiles to motorcycles. While their ride to work is probably shorter, as motorcyclists are able to engage in lane splitting and other speed-increasing techniques, it is also more dangerous. Indeed, California…
West Covina sits in the San Gabriel Valley not all that far from downtown Los Angeles. The Plaza West Covina and the West Covina Sportsplex Project draw in both locals and visitors, while Los Angeles is easily accessible (depending on traffic) through Interstate 10 and California 60 West. One look at the roads will tell you that motorcycles are as popular in West Covina as they are anywhere else in Southern California.
When Accidents Happen
Motorcycles are perhaps the most exciting and the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 5,000 motorcycle accidents every year. Accidents are typically serious, and fatalities are distressingly common. In most cases, it is not the motorcyclist who is at fault for the accident, but an automobile driver who fails to see the motorcyclist because the drier simply isn’t watching out for them.
Motorcycle accident personal injury claims are relatively easy to assert, but difficult to win. In settlement negotiations, you are likely to be facing a seasoned insurance adjustor who has negotiated hundreds of claims before and whose sole purpose is to save as much money as possible for his employer. In court, you will face complex rules of evidence and civil procedure.