A man died when his motorcycle struck a parked SUV in the San Diego neighborhood of Jamach-Lomita, according to recent reports. Adrian Cornejo Teran, 27, of National City, was riding east on Jamacha Road at what police say was a “high rate of speed” when he crossed the double yellow line to pass two vehicles. He apparently lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and rear-ended a Nissan Xterra. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Motorcycle accidents result in death and injury far more often than car accidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute, nearly 400 people per month die in motorcycle accidents, on average, and nearly 7,500 per month are injured in motorcycle crashes. A person is 26 times more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured in a motorcycle crash than in a car crash.
It is not hard to understand why motorcyclists are at such great risk, given their unprotected state and the fact that they are often ejected from the bike. However, what is more difficult to understand why insurance companies so often try to blame the victims of these accidents for their own injuries.
It is not uncommon at all for insurance companies and others to take the attitude that motorcycles are inherently dangerous and that anyone who rides one is simply asking to be injured. These insurers will often try to force a motorcycle accident victim to settle quickly for a very small amount or may even try to deny the victim any compensation at all. Those who have been the victims of motorcycle crashes may find themselves fighting to recover payment for their medical costs as well as the other expenses associated with their accident. Sometimes, they are unable to recover compensation at all.
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, it is very important for you to find someone to represent your interests who understands the law surrounding these types of crashes. Daniel M. Gilleon, a San Diego personal injury attorney, has spent many years working with the victims of motorcycle crashes to ensure that they are treated fairly and recover as much compensation as possible.
If you need help recovering money to pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs associated with a motorcycle crash, contact Dan Gilleon in San Diego today.