Motorcycle Accidents

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Do you need the help of an experienced California Motorcycle Accident Attorney? Or perhaps you have questions about a motorcycle accident and have not been able to get satisfactory answers. I can help with that.

My name is Ed Smith and I represent clients in the Sacramento area who have suffered personal injuries or property damage from a motorcycle accident. Such accidents include collisions with negligent drivers but also those involving drunk or hit-and-run drivers, and uninsured or underinsured drivers.

We also represent Sacramento area residents injured in motorcycle accidents resulting from defective products or designs in motorcycles.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

If you ride a motorcycle, you know the feeling of freedom cruising the open road. But riding a motorcycle can also be dangerous. As an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer of Sacramento, I know all too well that even good motorcyclists can't always protect themselves from negligent drivers. Recent data shows that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than car occupants to die in a motor vehicle accident. Motorcyclists are overrepresented in traffic-related deaths, accounting for 14-percent while only representing 3-percent of registered motor vehicles.

Motorcyclist Safety

To keep everyone safe on the road, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging drivers and motorcyclists to be alert and share the road. Motorcyclists are also being reminded to make themselves visible, ride sober and always wear a helmet that meets the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standard. You can look for the DOT symbol on the back of the helmet. 

Safe motorcycling takes good judgment, balance, and coordination. Experienced riders know the traffic laws and they don't take risks. They ride defensively and always leave plenty of room between their bikes and other vehicles. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who didn't see the motorcyclist. Safe riding practices from all road users will help decrease the number of deaths and injuries on the road.

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Injuries suffered as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life-altering. You may have suffered whiplash or burns to your head or neck, have nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, brain injurybroken, fractured or dislocated bones, or even have lost the use of a limb. A California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.

Watch the video below to find out what you should know about motorcycle accidents.

Paying Your Medical Bills and Collecting Damages

I understand that your immediate goal after going through such trauma is to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure the insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury and make sure you do not suffer financially.

First, we will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you. Secondly, I will work with any of the insurance companies and other parties involved in the case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. And lastly, if your needs are not being met, I have no problem taking these parties to court.

Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Sacramento

I'm Ed Smith, an attorney representing motorcycle accident victims. If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Call me today at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400 for free and friendly legal advice. You can also contact me online.

I've been helping Sacramento motorcycle accident victims since 1982 - so let me walk you through how an accident like this should be handled.

I am a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Client Reviews
Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed! Alex & Dinah M.
Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation. Beverly
Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything. Annie T.
Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime. Jeremy M.
I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone. Shannon D.
Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury. David M.