Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Citrus Heights
Motorcycling is a popular means of transportation in Citrus Heights thanks to its year-round clear weather and long stretches of open road. However, motorcycling is also the most deadly form of transportation. Riding a motorcycle is 35 times deadlier than driving a car. This leads to almost 5,000 motorcyclists dying annually due to an average of 90,000 accidents.
Families suffering from the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one due to a deadly motorcycle accident may have a wrongful death claim against the owner of the vehicle that caused the collision. In addition, motorcyclists who sustained injuries following a crash also may have viable negligence claims.
It is important to act fast following a motorcycle accident. Over the past 33 years, I have seen many different types of injuries arising from serious motorcycle accidents, and I know how important it is for victims and their families to move on. My law firm provides a comprehensive yet personalized approach to motorcycle accident representation that lets you dictate how you want your case handled. We will explain any potential claims you may have, investigate the accident, pursue evidence, negotiate with the insurance companies, and assist you with pursuing compensation for your injuries.
My law firm provides a free, no obligation consultation to all prospective clients. For friendly advice about your motorcycle accident, call us today at (916) 921-6400 or toll free at (800) 404-5400.Common Issues Arising after a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause extremely severe and debilitating injuries. These injuries may be only temporary. However, more often than not, they cause life-long issues. You may experience difficulty with mundane, everyday tasks like dressing yourself and making breakfast. In addition, you may find it hard to care for your loved ones, including your spouse and children.
Typical motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Chest injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Broken bones and ribs
- Lacerations, bruises, and road rash
The leading type of motorcycle crash injury is the traumatic brain injury. Your head is especially vulnerable, which is why helmet use is recommended while operating a motorcycle. The risk of death increases by 40% if you do not wear a helmet while motorcycling.
In addition, other non-physical injuries may include:
- Loss of ability to work
- Difficulty paying mounting medical bills
- PTSD, emotional pain, and trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Temporary or permanent disability that forces you to change how you do things
Motorcycle injuries also have a lasting and severe effect on families. If your loved ones rely on you to provide for the family to do something as simple as picking up the kids from school, you may find yourself unable to perform tasks after a motorcycle accident.
At my law firm, we provide a ‘personal’ personal injury experience. Instead of pushing you into a fast settlement, we will sit down with you, review your case, address any concerns you may have, and develop a thorough and appropriate course of action catered to your needs, goals, and best interests.
The Ed Smith Difference
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another, call me now at (916) 921-6400. If you are outside the Sacramento area, you can call me at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers who have won multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements.