A motorcyclist was hospitalized with injuries after an Orange County car accident the morning of August 31, 2009. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a black Acura struck a Honda Goldwing motorcycle in the 3900 block of Orange Avenue at Venada Drive in Anaheim, California. The motorcycle rider skidded into a curb. The unidentified rider was taken to an area hospital.
I hope this motorcyclist did not suffer serious or life-threatening injuries. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.
Orange County Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were three fatalities and 118 injuries involving motorcycle accidents in Anaheim, California. In Orange County as a whole, 24 deaths and 752 injuries were reported as a result of motorcycle accidents in 2007.
There is very little information in the news account about how or why this motorcycle accident occurred. Based on the news report and the images of the Acura’s damage, it seems that the motorcyclist hit the front of the car. At the moment, there are more questions than answers here. Who was at fault? Did the driver of the car make an illegal turn? Was the motorcyclist speeding or riding his bike in an unsafe manner? Did it occur at the intersection? If so, which vehicle had the right-of-way? These are all important questions that must be answered in order to determine the exact cause of the accident and whether there was any negligence involved on the part of either driver.
Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, if the driver of Acura was responsible for the car collision, then she could be held liable for the accident and resulting injuries. If there was a dangerous condition on the roadway that caused or contributed to this car accident, then the city of Anaheim or the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. Please remember that any claim against a governmental entity in the state of California must be properly filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
In such cases, the injured victim would be well-advised to consult an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer, who will look into every detail and ensure that the victim’s rights are protected here. If there was negligence or wrongdoing involved, a skilled car accident lawyer will make sure that the victim gets fair compensation for his or her injuries, damages and loss. The best Orange County personal injury law firms always provide a free and comprehensive initial consultation to injured victims and their families.