A 25-year-old motorcyclist was
killed this past Saturday morning while riding through San Francisco's Potrero
Hill neighborhood. The tragic accident occurred after the man was travelling
east of Cesar Chavez and collided with a van. The man died at the scene
of the crash.
Motorcycle accidents, as well as
car accidents or other motor vehicle accidents may happen for a myriad of reasons. While
in some situations an accident may be caused by driver error, other times
certain factors lead to an accident or make it
more likely that an accident may occur.
If you have been injured in any type of personal injury accident, seeking
the advice of a San Francisco personal injury attorney right away is important
to begin an investigation into all of the circumstances that may have
caused or contributed to a certain incident. Where a person or entity
(such as a company or a municipality) is found even partly responsible,
it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
Common causes of California motorcycle accidents include:
Negligent or reckless driving by other vehicles on the road. This may include
drunk driving, distracted driving or driving too fast for conditions.
- Negligent roadway design. If the design of a roadway contributes to an
accident, the city or municipality may be held liable for "negligent
roadway design." This occurs where there's a lack of adequate
signage, curves are too tight or the road has been improperly maintained.
Negligent roadway design can be a factor in any type of motor vehicle accident.
Defective motorcycle parts. Where a defective motorcycle part such as a
tire or brake fails to work properly, it may be possible to file a
product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
These are just a few of common sources of California motorcycle accidents.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has suffered serious personal
injuries, please contact the top San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyers
at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.