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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Oxnard & Ventura

Protecting Ventura County Bikers' Rights Since 1968

When it comes to ideal places to enjoy the sport of motorcycle riding, it is hard to top the Southern California coastline. Ventura County is home to many biking enthusiasts who enjoy the freedom and exhilaration that this exciting sport offers.

There is no denying that part of this exhilaration comes from the inherent risk involved in motorcycle riding. Unfortunately, many non-motorcyclists stereotype bikers as “reckless” or “irresponsible.”

If you or someone close to you has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Ventura, you may have already discovered these archaic attitudes reflected in the reluctance of many insurance companies to attribute blame to the proper source.

This is absolutely wrong, and at The Schurmer Firm, we are dedicated to protecting our clients from the consequences of unfair stereotyping. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in over 80 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle, the driver of the conventional vehicle was either entirely at fault or more at fault than the biker.

Our team is here to fight for the compensation you deserve if you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Ventura County, whether that involves standing up to an insurance company or taking the issue to court.

Call (805) 470-1628 to speak with one of our Ventura motorcycle accident attorneys today or contact us onlineto schedule your free consultation.

Motorcycle Safety Advice from Ventura County Attorneys

While there is no specific way to completely avoid a motorcycle accident, there are certain precautions you can take to decrease the odds and increase your safety. Some of these precautions include the following items.

Essential Gear for Motorcyclists in Southern California

Whenever you ride a motorcycle, it’s important that you protect your body in case of an accident. By wearing long pants and sleeves made out of thick, durable, and protective material, you can prevent abrasions to your skin and other serious bodily injuries.

It’s also recommended that you wear gloves, eye protection, and strong boots that cover your ankles. Even though Southern California doesn’t get too chilly, it’s important to wear heavier gear as it gets into the colder temperatures.

Visibility Strategies for Motorcyclists

Regardless of where you’re riding, it’s important to wear bright colors and reflective gear in addition to having proper reflective gear on your bike. It’s also imperative that you use your headlight for both day and nighttime rides.

As you’re riding, stay in the section of the lane that allows you to be the most visible to other motorists. Don’t be afraid to honk if you’re unsure whether you’re in other motorists’ line of vision.

The Importance of Helmets in Preventing Motorcycle Injuries

Head injuries are incredibly common in motorcycle accidents. The easiest way to protect your head is to wear a full-face, Department of Transportation-approved helmet. Additionally, it’s recommended that you replace your helmet every five years or after a crash.

Staying Alert: A Key to Motorcycle Safety

Even though there are laws in place that prohibit texting while driving, motorists still tend to do so. It’s important to stay aware and alert of any sudden dangers, such as lane changes or swerves.

Because road conditions can also be dangerous to bikers, it’s important to watch out for any:

  • Potholes
  • Patches of sand
  • Bumps
  • And other potential road hazards

Intersections: A Hotspot for Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, approximately half of all crashes occur at intersections. Intersections where a driver makes a left turn in front of you are the most common causes of crashes, which is why it is important to look in all directions as you approach and drive through an intersection.

Alcohol, Speeding, and Motorcycle Accidents: A Deadly Combination

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, more than 40 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers. Additionally, speeding drivers are the cause of more than a third of motorcycle crash fatalities.

Riding in Rain: Tips for Ventura County Bikers

The rain definitely affects both the road conditions and drivers. It’s important to look up the weather forecast prior to departing for your ride.

Motorcycle Safety Courses: An Investment in Your Safety

Whether you’re a new or an experienced motorcyclist, it is important to take a motorcycle safety course, even if it’s just a refresher.

Do I Need An Attorney For My Ventura Motorcycle Accident Case?

Request a Free Case Consultation with an Oxnard Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

At The Schurmer Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of people injured in motorcycle accidents because of the negligence or carelessness of other drivers. Our firm has a reputation for committed and successful advocacy.

Call (805) 470-1628 or contact us online today to learn more during a free case evaluation. We know how to protect your rights and we are prepared to go the extra mile to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve in the wake of an Oxnard motorcycle accident.

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