In 2017 there were over 5,000 fatalities as the result of motorcycle accidents.
It’s no secret that there are many motorcycle riders in Orange County (and Anaheim) because of the nice weather year round.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in Anaheim you’ll find there are countless lawyers, but there are not many law firms like Daniel Kim.
Daniel Kim and his staff have helped hundreds of motorcycle accident victims all over Orange County, and our 5 star ratings on Google and Yelp really speak about our customer service.
When you contact our law office you will actually speak with a lawyer, and this way you know you are getting real answers from an actual attorney, not just an employee.
What To Do After Motorcycle Accident
Getting into a motorcycle accident in Anaheim (or anywhere for that matter) can quickly become a very serious situation.
Whether you crash on Ball or Katella Avenue while going 10 MPH, or if you are hit on the 55 Freeway, motorcycle accidents are no joke.
Broken bones, head injuries, or even internal injuries are all very common for victims of a motorcycle wreck.
Don’t handle the legal battle by yourself.
Of course it is very important to follow all medical advice you get from doctors to make sure that you heal completely (and limit long term pain and suffering).
What to Focus on if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash:
- Call the police or 911
- Get out of the way of oncoming traffic and other debris, etc.
- Gather evidence (photos, video) of the accident scene and your injuries
- Get contact information from witnesses
- Do not speak with the at fault driver (don’t engage in that conversation)
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Call a local motorcycle attorney here in Anaheim
Contact Law Office of Daniel Kim
Daniel Kim and his legal team have helped hundreds of clients after a motorcycle or scooter accident here in Anaheim.
Our number 1 concern is our clients and their health and recovery.
Our law firm is ready to fight the insurance companies to make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries.
Contact our Anaheim motorcycle accident attorneys today for a FREE consultation.
If you are injured, miss days from work, and have physical therapy or treatment , then you definitely want a Top accident lawyer on your side.
We love serving the people of Orange County and we know how stressful a motorcycle accident can be.
When it comes to dealing with the insurance companies we are aggressive and fight for you, but when it comes to our clients we have nothing but compassion and respect.
Why Call Daniel Kim
- If we don’t win your case You don’t Pay $$
- Free consultations
- Local Anaheim office
- Experienced with motorcycle accidents
- Our online reputation speaks for itself
- We will fight the insurance companies for you
How Much Is A Motorcycle Settlement Worth
Every motorcycle crash is unique, as are the injuries, property damage, and the way each insurance company handles accident claims.
The most important part of any injury claim is to make sure you get proper medical treatment, for 2 reasons.
First of all you want to make sure you get medical attention to ensure any injuries you suffered will heal as best as possible.
On top of that, getting medical care is crucial to your settlement once we start dealing with the insurance companies, etc.
If you don’t get medical care (and have proof) then down the road the insurance companies will minimize your claim by saying you weren’t injured because you never required medical care.
You don’t want to fight the insurance companies or the courts alone, you will want a top motorcycle accident lawyer like Daniel Kim on your side.
There are many parts to determining the financial part of an injury claim, and ultimately our goal is to get you max compensation for things like:
- Property damage – your motorcycle is totaled
- Injuries – a spine injury will settle for much more than a broken wrist
- Lost Wages – getting compensated for future and lost wages
- Pain and suffering – PTSD, stress, anxiety
Anaheim Roads Where Motorcycle Accidents Happen
Of course a motorcycle crash can happen anywhere, there are freeways and roads notorious for motorcycle wrecks.
As we all know, many roads in Orange County are dangerous to drive on no matter what type of vehicle you have.
55 and 57 freeway
Ball and Katella Road
How To Avoid a Motorcycle Accident in Anaheim
Even though there is no guaranteed way to avoid an accident on a motorcycle, there are steps you can take to make your rides a lot safe.
Of course just taking a motorcycle safety course, and getting a “Class C” license can help greatly when it comes to your safety as a biker.
Of course always wear a helmet.
Avoid Riding in Bad Weather
Fortunately for those of us living in Southern California, we have pretty good weather year round.
Riding a motorcycle in the rain (or high winds, etc.) is certainly a lot harder than it looks.
Of course the rain makes the roads wet and slick, but it’s also hard to see with a helmet on.
If you do ride in Anaheim in the rain, ride slow, and brake easy, that’s the best advice.
Wear Proper Motorcycle Gear
You will see people all over Orange County riding a motorcycle (Harley, Yamaha, Kawasaki, etc.) in shorts and a tank top, but it’s not smart or safe.
It is a hassle to put on boots, gloves, protective pants, a jacket, and helmet etc., but wearing the right motorcycle gear can help a lot if you are in an accident.
Just crashing a motorcycle at 10 MPH on a side street can cause serious injury, and if nothing else you’ll get a bad case of Road Rash (skin injury that occurs from sliding on the pavement).
Buy a Motorcycle You Can Handle
Another mistake that most beginners make is they buy a bike that is way too big and powerful for them.
A beginner should maybe buy a motorcycle that is only 500cc (unless you are over 6 ft tall), bigger than 500cc is pretty hard to handle and the power is very misleading.
Ideally you can test ride a few motorcycles before you actually purchase one.
The main thing to consider is to buy a motorcycle where you can sit comfortably and reach the foot pedals, handlebars, blinkers, and that your feet can easily touch the ground.
If you can’t easy touch the ground with your feet then the motorcycle is way too big for you.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accident
In 2014 the NHTSA showed over 90,000 riders who were injured from a motorcycle crash.
Riding a motorcycle is dangerous, no doubt about it, but the injuries that you suffer will range from minor injuries (like a broken finger) up to something like a head injury.
No matter what you do, please always wear a Helmet.
This piece of plastic can help you avoid head injuries, or save your life.
The basic premise of the helmet is that it can greatly lower the chance of brain movement upon impact when you hit the ground. Don’t ride without a helmet.
Below is a list of typical injuries that motorcycle riders suffer:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Head injuries (potentially TBI – traumatic brain injury)
- Spine or back
- Amputation (losing a leg)
Anaheim Motorcycle Accident Statistics
While it’s difficult to imagine a more exciting way to navigate the streets of Anaheim than riding a perfectly tuned motorcycle (which is why so many people in Anaheim as well as the rest of Southern California own motorcycles), the reality of the situation is that motorcycle drivers are much more likely to be involved in an accident on Anaheim streets than ever before.
The number of motorcycle accidents in Anaheim has been steadily on the rise for 22 years.
They accounted for 5.7% of the total amount of vehicular fatalities 30 years ago and now account for just more than 14% of all vehicle or fatalities.
Worse, it doesn’t look like things are going to start trending downward anytime soon.
Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents In Anaheim
According to the Department of Transportation, more than 90% of all motorcycle accidents throughout the United States – including here in California – results in at least some injuries being reported.
That’s to be expected when a considerable amount of motorcycle accidents involve other larger, heavier, and fast-moving vehicles.
Accident Involved Drugs Or Alcohol
Sadly, 11% of all accidents in the state of California are later determined to have been caused by drivers that had some form of drugs in their system.
Drunk driving is also on the rise throughout the state of California, up nearly 30% over the past five years.
Accidents Involved A Distracted Driver
75% of California drivers report that they look at their phones (text, email, and use social media) while they are driving even though they know that they shouldn’t be – and that it is completely illegal to do so.
On top of that, 80% of all motor vehicle accidents (including motorcycle accidents) in the state of California have been found to be caused by at least some form of driver inattention.
How Many People Own A Motorcycle In California
California is home to the largest population of motorcycle owners in the United States, with more than 800,000 registered motorcycles on the roads of California today.
With so many motorcycle drivers on California roads every single day of the year it should come as no surprise to anyone that there are so many accidents – more than any other state in the US.