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Reckless Stunt Bikers on the Roadways

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

What is worse than a California motorcycle accident?

A California motorcycle accident that was entirely preventable.

Often in a motorcycle accident that involves a car, the relatively unprotected biker will suffer serious personal injury. If the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of the other driver, the biker can pursue a personal injury lawsuit and may be entitled to recover expenses related to the accident. Such expenses include medical costs, anticipated future medical costs, lost income, future lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more depending on the circumstances.

If the biker dies from injuries suffered in the accident, the biker’s closest relatives may have standing to pursue a wrongful death action. Because wrongful death actions are very complex and differ widely from case-to-case, an experienced wrongful death attorney will be able to counsel the victims’ survivors as to the best legal action available under their particular circumstances.

But what about when bikers cause accidents?

Just like car accidents, motorcycle accidents been can be caused by such things as distracted driving, speeding, poor weather conditions, tailgating, lane-splitting and more.

Recently, some motorcyclists are engaging in extremely dangerous and reckless behavior while riding on public roadways. Even with protective gear, bikers have been killed performing extreme stunts like riding on the highway standing straight up on the seat of the motorcycle.

Sometimes large groups of bikers will “terrorize” other drivers by slowing traffic on the freeways so other bikers can perform these stunts. In addition to the obvious danger to the stunt biker, this is distracting and dangerous to nearby car drivers who can become frightened and lose control of their vehicles. Felony charges can be levied against stunt bikers who cause major accidents.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, car accident, or any other accident that was not your fault, the personal injury attorneys at the J&Y Law Firm can help you. While we can’t undo the accident, we can help you relieve the financial burden it has caused so you can focus on healing. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We have 21 offices throughout the state, including our headquarters in Los Angeles, and represent victims throughout California as well as those injured while visiting California.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.