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Winters Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Winters Motorcycle Accident AttorneyRiding a motorcycle is a blast, and motorcyclists enjoy several benefits. Those who use their bike as a main mode of transportation typically pay less for gas, emit less carbon, and can easily navigate traffic. Those who use motorcycles for pleasure enjoy the open air and rides through beautiful scenery, especially residents of Winters 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 who are injured in accidents often suffer major injuries that have a huge impact on their lives. As a Winters motorcycle accident attorney, it’s my job to help motorcycle accident survivors and their loved ones recover financially and personally after serious collisions.

The “Personal” Personal Injury Attorney

I have been helping people obtain injury compensation for nearly four decades. Throughout my many years of practice, people have referred to me as the “personal” personal injury attorney. The reason I’ve earned this nickname is that I choose to focus on creating a personal connection with my clients. Many lawyers prefer to be strictly professional and business-like with their clients, but I have found that learning more about my clients’ lives allows me to be a better advocate during trials and negotiations.

Focus on Serious Injuries

My firm focuses specifically on significant injuries. Specializing my practice means that my team is full of experts who have successfully handled many major injury cases with high-value settlements and verdicts. While we only take cases that involve severe trauma, there are many different types of common motorcycle accident injures that we cover. These include:

All of these injuries can range in severity but are likely to dramatically affect the lives of survivors and their families. Not only is recovering from an injury often painful and mentally stressful, but the necessary medical care can be very expensive. 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 are well aware of the many ways in which major accidents can affect people and are ready to help you obtain compensation for the full amount of damages you’ve suffered.

Yolo County Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Winters is a relatively small town with a population of just around 7,300 people. For this reason, there aren’t many motorcycle accidents within the city limits on 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 injury-causing 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, in general, 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 accidents involving motorcycles were nearly twice as likely to be deadly. Likewise, motorcycle accidents had a severe injury rate of about 22 percent, while collisions overall were only at 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 Should I Call a Lawyer?

Many people who’ve been 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 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 will be able to get to work immediately on your case. Your attorney can privately investigate the crash to determine negligence, put together a strong compensation case, and negotiate with at-fault parties and insurance companies to make sure you receive fair payment. If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will become invaluable and will make all of the 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 a phone call so that 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.

Winters Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Winters motorcycle accident attorney. A crash can be life-changing. If you or someone that you love was hurt during a motorcycle accident, reach out to me at (530) 392-9400 to receive free, friendly advice. I am also available toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

My 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 even more information about me and my team, take a look at the reviews I’ve received on these third-party websites:

I am included in a group called Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This organization is for attorneys in the United States who’ve helped a client obtain over one million dollars for a single case.

I’m also a member of the Top One Percent.

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Client Reviews
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"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.
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"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
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.