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.