Denair Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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Motorcyclists know that they face increased danger when traveling on Northern California's streets and highways. The primary hazard for riders is negligent drivers of passenger vehicles. Despite the increased safety risks, the lure of the highway is strong, and the number of motorcycle owners throughout Northern California continues to increase. This includes within the city of Denair and the surrounding regions. 

Regardless of how cautious a motorcyclist is while riding and how much protective gear he or she is wearing, severe injuries or death can occur if an accident occurs. Often, other motorists fail to keep a proper lookout for lower-profile vehicles such as motorcycles. They may not properly ensure their path is clear before changing lanes or executing a turn. Motorcycles are often hit during the rider’s attempt to move out of a vehicle’s blind spot. 

Even with more safety awareness programs and increased driver education, motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities continue to increase annually. A motorcycle accident injury attorney with decades of experience can help an injured Denair rider seek compensation from the negligent motorist that caused the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents - Common Injuries

Motorcycles offer little protection for the rider, so when accidents occur, they can cause severe injuries. The risk of catastrophic injuries or death increases with speed. Some common injuries that are seen after motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Limb amputation
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injury

The medical treatment following a motorcycle accident can be extensive - and expensive. Severe injuries take a long time to heal and can leave the rider with permanent disabilities. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, reach out to one of our skilled Denair motorcycle accident lawyers for a no-obligation consultation to go over the details of your potential claim.

Compensation Potentially Available in a Motorcycle Injury Claim

According to California law, a motorcycle that suffers injuries resulting from another party’s negligence can claim against the negligent driver’s automobile insurance. Economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity can be sought. Additionally, non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium are other avenues of compensation that may be available. 

Do I Need an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident?

An injury claim following a motorcycle accident will often be full of complexities. Having a skilled and experienced legal representative is crucial in ensuring that you receive fair compensation for all the damages that the accident and your resultant injuries caused. 

Shortly after a motorcycle crash, the insurance company for the at-fault party will likely begin contacting the injured rider. The insurance adjuster's goal is usually to get the rider to settle quickly and for as little money as possible. A seasoned Denair motorcycle accident attorney will not accept low-ball offers and will have the expertise needed to maximize all avenues of legal recovery.  Additionally, knowing that your rights are being protected will allow you to focus on healing and returning to good health.  

It's important to hire the right attorney for your injury claim. The video below explains what you should look for in a motorcycle accident lawyer. 

Is There a Time Limit to File my Injury Claim?

Another reason we advise talking with a Denair motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after a crash is because there are legal deadlines that must be followed. Most of the time, a claim must be settled or a lawsuit on file with the appropriate court before the two-year anniversary of the accident.  However, that time may be significantly shorter. For example, if you were injured due to the negligence of a public/governmental employee or entity, you must take action within six months. 

Acting promptly to secure a good attorney after a motorcycle accident will strengthen your case. There may be key evidence that needs to be preserved. Witness statements should be taken when memories are still fresh. In general, the sooner steps are taken to protect and promote your case, the better.

Contact a Denair Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I'm Ed Smith, a motorcycle accident lawyer who has served the Denair, California region for nearly four decades. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, and you have questions about a potential injury claim, please reach out to our skilled injury lawyers for compassionate, free, and friendly advice. We can set up a no-obligation consultation to go over the details. Our phone numbers are: (209) 227-1931 locally or (800) 404-5400 from other Northern California regions. 

To see what our prior clients have to say about our legal services, please read our reviews on Avvo, Google, and Yelp.

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