Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Ask Our Experienced Accident Lawyers for Help If You’ve Been Injured
Small and maneuverable, motorcycles are many Californians’ vehicle of choice. The benefits of riding range from avoiding the worst of the gridlock to saving big on gas. However, there’s also a downside. Motorcycles are much riskier than cars per mile traveled. Their size may be helpful when it comes to moving through stopped up streets, but in a collision with another vehicle, there’s no doubt who will win. Additionally, motorcyclists don’t have the protection of seatbelts and airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found 8 of every 10 motorcycle crash victims face injury. If you or someone you love has become one of those victims, we want to help you learn more about your legal rights.
When a negligent driver causes an accident, anyone who is injured is eligible to file a claim with their insurer. Motorcyclists especially must not miss this opportunity, because they are likely to accrue high medical bills and/or miss work as they recover. Some insurance adjusters take advantage of this position, trying to push for a quick resolution with a low settlement. Before you sign anything, and before you even speak with them if possible, reach out to Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. We’re here to help you understand the worth of your claim.
We are available 24/7 at (916) 229-6755 to answer your questions and schedule a free consultation. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, don’t wait to get help.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Like any roadway collision, there are numerous factors that can play into a motorcycle accident. However, in a multi-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle, the other driver is more likely to be at fault. Once again, a motorcyclist’s size may be to blame. It’s easier to miss a small bike than a full-sized car or truck. Additionally, drivers are more likely to underestimate the speed of an approaching motorcyclist. They may pull out in front of a biker who has no time to properly react.
Motorcycle accidents can happen due to:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Mistakes made in intersections
- A driver turning into a motorcyclist’s right of way
- A car opening its door into a motorcyclist’s path
- A defective part
- Inadequate maintenance
- Poor road conditions
Especially if the accident was serious, you may not fully remember what happened and who was to blame. This is when having an attorney team on board is especially helpful. We know how to investigate accidents and can gather evidence explaining and clarifying liability.
What Happens After a Motorcycle Injury?
If you’re on the road, you likely know to stop at the scene of the accident and call the police and emergency responders if necessary. You should also use this time to document everything you can about the crash. Photos of tire marks, damage to your bike and the other party’s car, and your visible injuries can be compelling evidence. If there are any witnesses, ask for and save their contact information.
Then, it’s important to get treatment for your injuries. Even if you don’t think you were too badly hurt, we advise you to see a doctor who knows how to evaluate accident victims. Motorcycle accidents often result in injuries to the:
Motorcyclists may also suffer serious internal injuries in their abdomen.
Because you are more likely to be injured than walk away free after a motorcycle accident, it’s important to take time for your health. Some of these injuries could cause high medical bills and lasting symptoms. We want to help you gather and preserve the evidence needed to make a strong claim for your damages.
Our Clients Are Our Priority
After an accident, we understand you may be shaken and unsure of what to do next. That’s why our team offers the all-around support you’ll need moving forward. We want to meet you and hear your story. Then, we can work with you to identify goals for the legal process and make a custom plan to reach them.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience, including in serious litigation. No matter how complex your case is or how persistent the insurance adjuster is in trying to offer unfair settlements, we’ll stand by you. See why Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. is known for providing outstanding client service.
Learn more about your rights and options by scheduling a free consultation with our Sacramento team. We’re available any time at (916) 229-6755.
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