Grass Valley Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Grass Valley sits right in the middle of one of California’s most beautiful landscapes. For this reason, it’s no wonder that many people enjoy riding a motorcycle in the area to take in the gorgeous views. While using a motorcycle comes with a lot of benefits such as reduced gas usage and excitement, it’s well known that motorcyclists also face a number of serious risks. While it’s true that most motorcyclists are very attentive, safe riders, they are more likely than other motorists to suffer severe injuries during an accident.
Throughout our many years of working with Grass Valley residents with serious motorcycle accident claims, we have seen first-hand just how dramatically accidents can affect motorcyclists and their families. While the effects of accidents can be devastating, we have been able to help many families recover full compensation for the damages they’ve suffered due to the accidents.Grass Valley Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Grass Valley is a relatively small community that is a substantial distance away from California’s large, interstate highways. However, the community serves as a hub for local business, agriculture, and activity in Nevada County. According to UC Berkeley research data, there were a total of 470 traumatic traffic accidents in the city of Grass Valley between 2007 and 2019. Notably, this is about the same number of accidents in Auburn, a similarly-sized city sitting directly on Interstate 80. Out of these 470 accidents, 32 involved a motorcycle, meaning that motorcyclists were involved in around seven percent of Grass Valley accidents. Across Nevada County, motorcycle accidents account for nearly ten percent of crashes in total.
Motorcycle accidents in Grass Valley have a much higher rate of fatal injuries than crashes in general. While accidents involving regular passenger vehicles had a fatality rate of less than three percent, motorcycle collisions caused a deadly injury of about 25 percent of the time. This means motorcycle accidents in Grass Valley are about eight times as likely to cause a fatal injury.Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle collisions can happen for a variety of reasons. Common factors include negligent drivers, dangerous roads, inclement weather, defective vehicle parts, and more. In most cases, the accident is caused either completely or partially by a negligent party who could have avoided the collision. In most cases, this means a driver who violates traffic law. However, negligent parties can also include government entities that fail to properly maintain a safe roadway or vehicle manufacturers who make and sell dangerous products. These negligent parties can often be held responsible for paying for the damages caused by accidents.
To learn about the most common types of motorcycle accidents and how motorcyclists can avoid being injured, you can watch this helpful YouTube video:Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can cause many different types of injuries. However, a few types of trauma are more common than others when it comes to collisions involving motorcyclists. These common motorcycle accident injury types include the following:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Road Rash
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Cervical Sprain
- Amputation Injuries
Many of these injuries can vary in severity, but all of them can significantly impact a person’s life. Going through the process of recovery can be both painful and emotionally stressful. Not only is recovery difficult, but it can be costly as well. Many crash survivors need to pay for surgeries, ambulance rides, medicines, therapy, and more to regain their health. Furthermore, many people are left with symptoms that make it difficult to continue working and may lose access to an essential source of income for their family.How Can I Afford These Expenses?
It is very common for crash survivors to worry about how they will be able to deal with the financial burden of accident injuries. Accidents often leave people unable to afford necessary expenses, which can leave families wondering how they will continue living their lives. These concerns are serious. However, families can often get help by filing a personal injury claim against the parties responsible for an accident. By doing so, crash survivors can hold insurers and negligent parties financially accountable for their damages.
The payments available in an injury case can vary widely depending on the particular circumstances of the accident. However, injured people are often able to obtain full coverage for their medical expenses as well as payments for lost wages, emotional damages, property damage, and more.
It’s important to understand that these cases can be complicated. While not every case requires assistance from an attorney, it is always a good idea to call a local lawyer and ask for advice about your situation. The majority of personal injury lawyers are happy to offer a free consultation over the phone so that you have the information you need to move forward.Finding the Right Attorney
Many people are hesitant to contact a Grass Valley motorcycle accident lawyer because they are unsure of how to find a lawyer they can trust with their case. Even if you don’t think we're the right lawyer for you, we encourage you to watch the following video so that you know how to get in touch with one who is:Grass Valley Motorcycle Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, Grass Valley motorcycle accident attorney. If a motorcycle accident caused you or a person you love severe trauma, contact our injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 to receive some free, friendly legal advice about your case.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 3.17.21]
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