Winters Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Riding 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 easily navigate traffic. Those who use motorcycles for pleasure enjoy the open air and rides 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 who are injured in accidents often suffer major injuries that have a huge impact on 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.The “Personal” Personal Injury Attorney
We have been helping people obtain injury compensation for nearly four decades. Throughout our 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 a personal connection with our clients. Many lawyers prefer to be strictly professional and business-like with their clients. Still, we have found that learning more about our clients’ lives allows us to be a better advocate during trials and negotiations.Focus on Serious Injuries
Our firm focuses specifically on significant injuries. We are experts who 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:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Amputation injuries
- Road rash
- Burn injuries
- Cervical sprains
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 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 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 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 motorcycles accidents 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 Hire 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 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
A crash can be life-changing. If you or someone you love was hurt during a motorcycle accident, reach out to 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.
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 7.29.21]