Winters Motorcycle Accident Attorney


Riding a motorcycle is a blast, and motorcyclists enjoy several benefits. Those who use their bike as a mode of transportation typically pay less for gas, emit less carbon, and quickly navigate traffic. Those who use motorcycles for pleasure enjoy the open air and ride through beautiful scenery, especially Winters residents who have easy access to so many incredible locations.

However, even though most motorcyclists are cautious drivers, operating a motorcycle comes with serious risks. Motorcyclists injured in accidents often suffer significant injuries that significantly impact their lives.

As Winters motorcycle accident attorneys, it's our job to help motorcycle accident survivors and their loved ones recover financially and personally after serious collisions. Call us at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

The "Personal" Personal Injury Attorney

We have been helping people obtain injury compensation for nearly four decades. Throughout many years of practice, people have referred to us as the "personal" personal injury attorney. We've earned this nickname due to our holistic approach to creating an emotional connection with our clients. Many lawyers prefer to be strictly professional and businesslike with their clients. Still, we have found that learning more about our clients' lives allows us to be better advocates during trials and negotiations.

Focus on Serious Injuries

Our firm focuses specifically on significant injuries. We experts have successfully handled many major injury cases with high-value settlements and verdicts. While we only take cases that involve severe trauma, we cover many different types of common motorcycle accident injuries. These include:

All of these injuries can range in severity but are likely to dramatically affect the lives of survivors and their families. Recovering from an injury is often painful and mentally stressful, but medical care can be costly. Paying for the care you need is often even more difficult for crash survivors whose injuries have affected their ability to do their job, resulting in lost income and/or earning potential. As attorneys specializing in significant injury accidents, we know how major accidents can affect people and are ready to help you obtain compensation for the full damages you've suffered.

Yolo County Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Winters is a relatively small town with just around 7,300 people. For this reason, there aren't many motorcycle accidents within the city limits in any given year. However, Winters residents don't only use municipal roads and frequently drive all over the county. According to information reported by traffic enforcement agencies, including the Winters Police Department and California Highway Patrol, there were 552 motorcycle crashes in Yolo county between 2008 and 2020, resulting in 626 injuries and 26 deaths.

Notably, motorcycle accidents in Yolo County were much more dangerous than most collisions. The fatality rate for Yolo County crashes was around 2.5 percent for the period in question. During the same period, the fatality rate for motorcycle crashes was 4.3 percent, meaning that motorcycle accidents were nearly twice as likely to be deadly. Likewise, motorcycle accidents had a severe injury rate of about 22 percent, while collisions were only around 7.4 percent.

Driving Defensively on a Motorcycle

As shown above, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable. However, there are several things that riders can do to keep themselves safe. One of the most important things you can do is to drive defensively. To learn essential defensive driving techniques for motorcyclists, watch this helpful video:

Why Do I Need an Injury Lawyer?

Many people in motorcycle accidents aren't sure whether or not a lawyer will be able to help them and delay reaching out for help. However, having an injury attorney early on in an injury case can be critical, especially if negligent parties attempt to disclaim responsibility for the accident.

An experienced Winters motorcycle accident lawyer can get to work immediately on your case. Your accident lawyer can privately investigate the crash to determine negligence, put together a strong compensation case, and negotiate with at-fault parties and insurance companies to ensure you receive fair payment. If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will become invaluable and make all necessary preparations to take your case to trial.

Finally, there's no reason not to reach out for help. Most attorneys will be happy to give you free advice over the phone, so you can have the information you need to make an informed decision about moving forward with your case. This means that it costs nothing to get valuable, professional advice about your accident case, including what damages you may be able to recover, how strong your case may be, what your best next steps are, and more.

Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Winters, CA

A crash can be life-changing. If you or someone you love was hurt during a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced Winters motorcycle accident lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly advice. 

Our law firm has been practicing in the Winters area since 1982. Throughout this time, we've been able to help many people obtain the compensation they deserve. To see our work history, view the settlements and verdicts we've achieved on behalf of our clients.

If you'd like more information about our firm, look at the reviews on Yelp, Google, and Avvo.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Top One Percent.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 11.23.22]

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