Motorcycle Accidents on Ortega Highway
Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano is a destination ride for many Southern California motorcyclists. The road twists and turns through the Cleveland National Forest providing fantastic mountain views and then drops down into Lake Elsinore providing tight 180 degree turns. The views, turns, and speed attract motorcyclists to ride this highway. Unfortunately, the highway provides one of the more dangerous rides because of the heavy vehicle traffic, changing roadway conditions, and debris or animals that are on the road. Click here to read from motorcyclists themselves about both the fun and danger that Ortega Highway provides.
Motorcyclists, especially those on Ortega Highway, are exposed to a greater risk of harm than an ordinary driver of a motor vehicle vehicle. As the posts from the above website make abundantly clear, the traffic conditions, roadway conditions, weather conditions all effect the motorcycle rider to a greater degree than others. Also, the rider does not have the benefit of critical safety features like seatbelts and airbags. That is why serious injuries result to the rider in both low speed and high speed impacts. Sadly, many riders on Ortega Highway have paid the ultimate price.
A motorcycle accident on Ortega Highway, or on any road, can be devastating. The injuries can be life altering. That is why any rider injured in an accident should hire a motorcycle accident attorney to represent them against the insurance companies. The attorney can help locate applicable insurance policies and coverages, will help investigate the collision and determine liability, and will fight the insurance companies so that a maximum award can be obtained for the rider.
David Blain, Esq. is a motorcycle accident attorney in Orange County.
David Blain, Esq. is a motorcycle accident attorney in San Juan Capistrano. He has more than a decade of experience and has represented dozens of motorcyclists in their claims. We offer free consultations so please call us at (949) 945-6233. We also represent motorcycle riders on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we win your case.