This year, California residents have experienced warm winter weather -- even by traditional standards. For many people, this has provided a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in ways they might not otherwise during winter months. Namely, motorcyclists have certainly been able to take advantage of the particularly mild temperatures.
A motorcycle accident can change one's life in an instant. Motorcyclists must take extreme care for their own safety, and for the safety of anyone who happens to be riding with them. When a California motorcycle accident occurs due to a motorcyclist's failure to follow the law or because he or she was drunk, victims can seek financial restitution under the law.
Motorcycles and motorcyclists sometimes get a bad rep across the country. When many California residents think of a motorcyclist, they consider them reckless and the primary cause of a motorcycle accident. However, this is a false assumption. Whether you are driving a car, truck or motorcycle, you are expected to drive safely and pay attention to the road and your surroundings. When a driver is driving recklessly and not paying attention, innocent people can be injured or killed.
Motor vehicle accidents can be severe enough, but when at least one of the vehicles involved is a motorcycle, the risk to human life can be even higher. The body, while resilient, is still fragile and motorcycles offer much less protection than a car. Even experienced riders are no match for a car when a crash happens. Recently, a tragic motorcycle accident in California demonstrated the severity of these types of collisions.