A motorcycle accident can happen anytime in San Diego, causing severe and lasting injuries to the victim. In addition, the victim’s family may be financially and emotionally devastated by the accident. There are many ways that a motorcyclist can be involved in an accident. For example, a motorcyclist can be seriously injured if the motorcycle must come to a sudden stop. Learn more about when sudden stop accidents occur and how to avoid a sudden stop motorcycle accident.
A sudden stop may happen in many scenarios including in traffic or without warning. A motorcyclist can be seriously injured if a vehicle is closely following them or not paying attention to traffic because of distracted driving. If a vehicle hits a motorcycle from behind during a sudden stop, the motorcyclist can be thrown from the vehicle causing severe injuries. For example, the motorcyclist may experience back and neck injuries. Also, head and brain injuries are very common after being thrown from a motorcycle. You will likely be entitled to receive a variety of injuries following a sudden stop accident including reimbursement for medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering.
Avoiding a Sudden Stop Accident
If you must come to a sudden stop and you are concerned that the vehicle behind you is following too closely and may not have time to stop completely, consider stopping on the shoulder of the road. In stop and go traffic or during busy commute times traffic may change quickly. Therefore, it is important to stay alert and pay attention to traffic ahead of you so that you can anticipate a sudden change. Also, if someone is following you too closely, you can always move over and let them pass you. This may be especially important if you notice the person behind you is distracted by a phone or other device.
Our San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers may be able to provide legal assistance if you are injured following a motorcycle accident. Our experienced team of legal professionals understand how unexpected and devastating a motorcycle accident can be. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the facts of your case and determine what damages you may be entitled to receive. Please call (619) 781-1360 or visit our website to request a free consultation or learn more about our firm. The time to file a claim in California is limited, so please do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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