Chico Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Motorcyclists can find themselves in unfavorable situations following an accident, even if they are the most experienced or safest of riders on California roads. Motorcycling is one of the most popular hobbies in the state, there are close to one million registered riders, but it doesn't mean there aren't dangers lurking at every turn. What makes motorcycling so dangerous? For starters, there are drunk drivers, road hazards, inclement weather, animals, and ignorance.

We have been serving the Chico and surrounding communities in Northern California since 1982, and during that span, we have witnessed some of the most horrific injuries caused by motorcycle accidents. If you have suffered an injury in a crash as a motorcyclist, call our skilled accident lawyers for a free no-obligation consultation at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.

Dangerous Intersections in Chico, CA

Almost all the roads in Chico present dangers for motorcycles. However, some are more dangerous than others based on conditions, hazards, vehicle traffic, and pedestrian traffic.

Intersections are the most hazardous places for motorcycles. Here are some of the most dangerous spots in Chico:

  • W 9th Street and Salem Street
  • W 2nd Street and Ivy Street
  • W 5th Street and Oak Street
  • W 1st Street and Nord Avenue
  • E 1st Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue
  • E 7th Avenue and Sunset Avenue
Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident

No two motorcycle accidents are the same. But the injuries caused by motorcycle accidents are pretty common. Whether minor or fatal, motorcycle accidents can change your life and your family's life in a matter of minutes. You could miss work for months on end as you go through rehabilitation. Or you could find yourself swimming in debt from medical bills that continue to pile up on your desk. Either way, a motorcycle accident rarely has a good outcome. The most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

The video below discusses some of the most common motorcycle accidents.

Chico Motorcycle Accident FAQ

What are the top causes of motorcycle accidents?

Many novice riders, or those considering becoming a rider, will ask this question of experienced riders and will come across very different answers. Anything can cause a motorcycle accident, including the weather, potholes, leaves, debris, dirt, inattentive drivers, animals, defective parts, and drunk drivers. Trucks also pose a significant threat to motorcyclists in Chico, CA.


Will I have trouble paying medical bills after my motorcycle accident? 

One of the first questions clients will ask me during a consultation following a motorcycle accident is about having trouble paying their medical bills. This is understandable. Even minor injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical care and time out of work. If medical bills pile up, they will sit on top of your regular monthly bills, such as a mortgage, credit cards, utilities, and auto loans. This makes an already stressful situation even more overwhelming for you and your family. Dealing with insurance companies and acquiring compensation for injuries is much easier when helped by an experienced personal injury attorney.


Call Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Chico, CA 

It's best to review every single option available following a motorcycle accident. This includes taking legal action against the negligent driver involved in your crash. Speaking with an experienced Chico motorcycle accident attorney can help you make an informed decision on how to proceed with your case. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle collision, please call our injury attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for friendly, compassionate, and free case advice. 

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 11.1.22]

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