Motorcycle Accident Blogs | Arnold Law Firm


What Are the Long-Term Effects of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents often result in permanent injuries or death. A long-term injury or the loss of a loved one can leave long-lasting emotional and physical scars, as well as cause serious financial difficulties. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, call our Sacramento motorcycle collision attorneys today to discuss […]

What You Should Know Before Talking to the Insurance Company After a Motorcycle Crash

After a motorcycle accident, you must file an insurance claim to pursue compensation for your damages. Before you call the insurance company, you should remember that they are not on your side. The insurance company is looking to pay out as little for your claim as possible. That is if they do not blame you […]

Liability for a Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Accident

Lane-splitting – when a motorcycle passes a vehicle in the same lane – is legal in California. But, how safe is it? If an accident occurs while a motorcyclist is lane-splitting, can the rider be held liable? Determining Liability for Lane-Splitting Crashes When a lane-splitting accident occurs, the insurance companies will investigate who was at […]

Motorcycle Safety: Ways to Prevent Blind Spot Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often cause devastating injuries. One common type of motorcycle accident involves other vehicles’ blind spots – when a motorcyclist rides in these areas, it is very difficult for the driver to see the bike and its rider. Drivers and motorcyclists alike must effectively check their blind spots to reduce the risk of blind […]

How Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Can Help You Stay Safe

Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but there are things you can do to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injury. One of the most important precautions is to obey California state law and always wear a motorcycle helmet when you ride, but did you know that a helmet can do more than […]

Motorcycle Laws in California

Motorcyclists in California must follow the same laws that apply to drivers of standard passenger vehicles. The state also has specific laws that apply only to motorcyclists. These rules are meant to protect motorcyclists, as well as others that share the road. Knowing and following these laws could help reduce your risk of an accident […]

What Are the Most Common Road Hazards for Motorcyclists?

Riding a motorcycle can be more dangerous than driving a car. For example, minor obstacles, such as leaves, gravel or railroad crossings, can cause a motorcycle accident if the rider does not use caution, while a car will pass over these items without incident. Our trusted motorcycle accident lawyers in Sacramento have created a list […]

California Passes Law Legalizing Lane Splitting

A new traffic law passed in California that legalizes lane splitting will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Lane splitting is a maneuver practiced by motorcyclists where the rider travels between two lanes of vehicles, usually during stand-still traffic. California is the only state in the U.S. to allow lane splitting. The U.S. Department […]

Two People on a Motorcycle Killed in Fiery, Wrong-Way Crash

The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were killed early Monday morning when they were hit by a Hyundai traveling the wrong way on Madison Avenue near Lincoln Oaks Drive. The collision caused both vehicles to catch fire, causing the man and woman on the motorcycle to sustain severe burns. They were pronounced dead at […]

Motorcyclists: Seams in the Road Are More Dangerous than Potholes

The next time you hit the road on your motorcycle, watch for seams or bumps in the middle of your lane. These cracks in the road can be more dangerous than potholes, and, unfortunately, authorities are less likely to fix these road hazards. While hitting a pothole can jolt your front suspension and possibly damage […]

CHP Emphasizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness for All

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and government officials have teamed up to reduce motorcycle crashes through training and education. They have an important message to share: Motorcycle safety is imperative for all vehicle drivers — not just motorcyclists. Vehicle drivers also have responsibilities to drive defensively and create a safer highway environment for motorcyclists. There […]

California Sees Rise in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes: “Lane Splitting” May Be to Blame

A recent report provided by California’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System revealed that motorcycle accidents and related fatalities are once again on the rise. An analysis of statewide crash data found that fatal motorcycle collisions have increased 23 percent since 2010. The recent data shows a reverse of an earlier trend, wherein fatal motorcycle crashes were in […]