What rights do motorcyclists have in Riverside?

Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers – driving safely, paying attention to the road, following the rules of the road and having the same injury claim rights as other motorists. California has numerous laws to safeguard the motorcyclist.. These laws include the following requirements:

  • Safety helmet
  • Left-hand or right-hand mirror
  • Headlights in the daytime
  • Use of turn signals
  • Passenger seat and footrest if carrying a passenger
  • Insurance to cover liability at the minimum limits or higher.

Even though everyone must follow the same laws, motorcyclists face additional dangers because they are sometimes harder to see and more vulnerable to injury. There is more a motorcyclist can do to make sure he or she is seen by a larger vehicle.

These include:

  • Wear bright-colored and reflective material clothing, including the helmet
  • Make sure to use turn signals
  • Before slowing down or coming to a stop, flash brake lights

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Office of Gary G. Goldberg for the experienced legal representation you need. I am an experienced Riverside motorcycle rights attorney and will stand by your side. I will fight for the rights and compensation you deserve.  Keep in mind that California has a statute of limitations and you have only two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit regarding  motorcycle injury claim in most cases (excluding a claim against a public entity). Call me at (951) 788-8325, initial consultation is free.


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