Anderson Motorcycle Accident Attorney


With a population of around 10,000, Anderson is a relatively small Northern California community and offers its residents a relaxed atmosphere. The city is also close to some of California's most incredible sights, including Lake Shasta, the Trinity Mountain Range, and more. Because of its close proximity to beautiful drives, many Anderson residents choose to ride motorcycles either for fun or as their primary form of transportation.

Riding a motorcycle is an excellent way to get around and comes with many benefits, such as saving on gas and reducing your environmental impact. However, driving a bike also comes with some well-known risks. Even though most motorcyclists are cautious drivers, motorcycle riders are very likely to suffer severe trauma in the event of a crash.

As Anderson motorcycle accident attorneys, our job is to help motorcycle accident survivors and their families recover financially and personally following severe accidents. Call our law firm at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.

The "Personal" Personal Injury Attorney

We have worked with individuals and families on motorcycle accident cases since 1982. Over the years, we have earned the above nickname. People often refer to me as the "personal" personal injury attorney because of how we choose to run our firm. We think of our firm as a family, treating our clients like they are part of it. While many attorneys choose to maintain a strictly professional relationship with their clients, we try to connect with my clients on a personal level.

While the strictly professional approach can work for some, our experience is that we can better understand how accident injuries have affected their lives by getting to know my clients personally. In turn, having this knowledge helps me to be a better advocate for their rights while negotiating with insurance companies or presenting their case in court.

Motorcycle Accidents in Anderson

Even though Anderson is relatively small, it is contiguous with one of the largest cities in Northern California and has a fair amount of vehicle traffic on any given day. According to data from local agencies like the California Highway Patrol and Anderson Police Department, there were 408 traumatic auto accidents in the city between 2008 and 2020. Of these accidents, 31 involved a motorcycle, which means that motorcycle accidents accounted for nearly eight percent of collisions in the city.

While there were a significant number of motorcycle accidents in Anderson, residents often take to more rural roads while on a ride or driving to a location in Redding for a night out. Across all of Shasta County, there were 9,702 collisions during the same period. Out of these accidents, 921 were motorcycle crashes.

Common Motorcyclist Injuries

Motorcyclists are more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to suffer severe or fatal trauma. In Anderson, the fatality rate for all auto accidents was around 2.2 percent, while motorcycle collisions were deadly about 6.5 percent of the time. This shows that motorcycle accidents in Anderson were nearly three times as likely to cause fatal trauma.

The reason that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer injuries is that they are relatively unprotected. Even though motorcyclists typically wear helmets, armored jackets, and other gear to keep themselves safe, they still lack seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features provided by passenger vehicles. Some of the most common injuries that motorcyclists suffer during crashes include:

All of these accidents have the potential to be very serious and can leave motorcyclists with symptoms that dramatically impact their lives.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Because motorcyclists face such serious risks, it's essential to know how to drive defensively and keep yourself on the road. For more information about operating a motorcycle safely, watch this video:

Recovering from an Injury

Motorcycle accident survivors often face a difficult path to recovery. Recovering from an injury can be mentally and physically stressful and takes significant time. Many people suffer symptoms related to their accident injury for months or even years after the collision. In severe cases, motorcycle accident survivors are left with permanent health issues like chronic pain or loss of mobility.

On top of these concerns, recovery can also be costly. In many cases, accident survivors need multiple surgeries, medications, and physical therapy to regain their health. The medical costs associated with injury recovery can be overwhelming, especially when injury symptoms affect your ability to work.

Can I Afford to Recover?

Many crash survivors worry about how they will be able to move on with their lives if they cannot afford the medical care they need. Fortunately, it's often possible for injured parties to claim compensation for the losses that they have suffered. Crash survivors can obtain this compensation by working with an Anderson motorcycle accident lawyer and filing a personal injury claim against negligent parties involved in the crash. However, accident cases can be complicated, and it's always best to have professional advice before you take any legal action.

Anderson Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If a motorcycle accident caused you or a loved one serious injury, call our Anderson motorcycle accident attorneys at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly advice.

Our injury attorneys have assisted people in Anderson with major injury claims for almost four decades. To find out more about our law firm, see the settlements and verdicts we have obtained for our clients.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.31.22]

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