Red Bluff Motorcycle Accident Attorney


Riding a motorcycle comes with many great benefits. Not only is it an excellent way to save on gas, but motorcyclists get to enjoy the beautiful open-air and scenery that Northern California affords its residents. There are nearly one million registered motorcyclists in California, a higher number per capita than any other state.

Most motorcyclists are conscientious drivers and do everything they can to keep themselves and others safe. However, they still face severe risks while on the road and are more likely to suffer severe or fatal trauma during accidents. Even the safest drivers can still be affected by defective vehicle parts, roadway hazards, inclement weather, and other reckless motorists. Furthermore, motorcycles don’t have the same safety features that standard passenger vehicles do. Motorcyclists often suffer much more serious injuries.

During nearly four decades as Red Bluff motorcycle accident attorneys, we’ve seen how motorcycle accidents can affect crash survivors and their families and have helped many people recover the compensation they need. If you’d like free, friendly advice about your motorcycle accident injury case, please call us at (530) 392-9400.

The City of Red Bluff

Serving as the seat of the government for Tehama County, Red Bluff is an essential place for local residents. Red Bluff is not only a hub for nearby communities, but it’s also a highly unique city with a lot to offer its residents. With nearly 15,000 people, Red Bluff is a historic community that gives its residents access to the Sacramento River and the Sierra Nevada and Trinity Mountains. With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that so many area locals drive motorcycles and passenger vehicles.

However, a significant amount of traffic also means that there are going to be vehicle accidents. Data reported by California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Red Bluff Police Department (RPD) shows 767 injury-causing car accidents in Red Bluff between 2008 and 2019. Out of these collisions, 48 involved one or more motorcycles. Across all of Tehama County, there were 3,090 traumatic accidents, including 283 motorcycle collisions.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists often face severe injuries during accidents. Many of these injuries can leave people with symptoms that dramatically impact their lives. Accident trauma can be excruciating, and the recovery process often requires extensive medical care and physical therapy. In severe cases, an accident injury can change your whole life or even cause fatal trauma. Some of the more common serious motorcycle accident injuries include the following:

To learn more about the most common injuries that motorcyclists suffer, take a look at this informative YouTube video:

The Cost of a Motorcycle Accident

Being injured in a crash can affect your life in many different ways. As discussed above, recovery can be a difficult process. Furthermore, crash survivors are often left unable to participate in activities they enjoy temporarily or permanently, and being injured can affect your mobility and cognition. Together, these factors can cause a lot of mental stress.

On top of physical and personal pain, accident injuries can also cause financial problems. Medical bills can be costly, especially if your injuries require surgeries or other dangerous medical procedures. Additionally, being injured is likely to affect your ability to work, resulting in a severe loss of income. The financial issues that crash survivors face can leave them wondering just how they will continue living their lives.

Getting Help after a Motorcycle Accident

Fortunately, crash survivors are often able to claim compensation for the damages that they suffered during accidents. This is possible through filing “personal injury claims,” which seek to hold at-fault parties and/or insurance companies financially liable for accident damages. In many cases, crash survivors can claim compensation for the full amount of losses they have suffered, including payments for lost income, personal suffering, medical bills, and more.

However, injury claims can be complicated, and liable parties usually do everything they possibly can to avoid paying their fair share of damages. Insurance companies will offer far less than you are owed in many cases, and liable parties may even contest your right to compensation in court. For these reasons, it’s vital to have a skilled, experienced Red Bluff motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Your attorney will be able to investigate your accident and build a strong case to bring to negotiations with insurers. While most cases are settled outside of court, your lawyer will be absolutely essential if your injury case goes to trial.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Red Bluff, CA

If you or somebody you love suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, call our experienced Red Bluff motorcycle accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

We’ve been working with people in Red Bluff on serious and fatal injury cases since 1982. If you’d like to get more details about the work we have done, we encourage you to take a moment to review the settlements and verdicts we have obtained.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 6.9.21]

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