Yuba City Motorcycle Accident Attorney
While it’s obvious why many people choose to ride motorcycles, there are still some serious risks associated with riding. Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and are very likely to suffer serious injuries, even in relatively minor accidents.
As a Yuba City Motorcycle accident attorney, I help motorcycle accident survivors claim the payments they need to recover personally and financially from their injuries.The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer
I have been practicing injury law in the Yuba City area since 1982 and have been able to help many people obtain compensation for accident damages. Throughout my career as a legal advocate, I’ve earned the above nickname.
Many lawyers prefer to be strictly professional with their clients. However, I take pride in connecting with my clients on a personal level and taking time to understand just how their injuries have impacted them and their families. By forging friendships with the people I serve, I can be more effective while arguing for their rights with insurance companies and in courtrooms.Common Motorcyclist Injuries
Motorcyclists are usually cautious drivers and do everything they can to keep themselves and others safe. However, even though motorcyclists typically wear armored clothing and are legally required to use helmets, they still have a higher rate of serious injuries than drivers of passenger vehicles.
Because they don’t have steel walls, airbags, or seat belts to keep them safe, motorcyclists are liable to suffer a range of major injuries. As a Yuba City motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen first-hand how serious these injuries can be and have helped people with:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal trauma
- Cervical sprains
- Amputation injuries
People who’ve been injured in motorcycle collisions often face a long, painful recovery process. Regaining your health after a crash is not only physically difficult, but it can also be mentally stressful. Being injured often prevents people from taking part in activities that they care about. On top of all this, injured motorcyclists frequently also face very serious financial problems.
Recovering from an injury often requires multiple surgeries, extended hospital stays, physical therapy sessions, medication use, and more. All of this can add up to a large amount of medical debt, which can be even harder to pay for if your injury has left you permanently or temporarily unable to work. In severe cases, injured motorcyclists may need to pay for in-home care or make expensive accessibility modifications to their house. All of these costs together can leave people feeling totally overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.Claiming Compensation
Fortunately, motorcycle accident survivors can frequently claim compensation for all of the damages described above. By working with an experienced attorney and filing an injury claim, it’s possible to seek payment for your losses from at-fault parties to the accident. At-fault parties are often negligent drivers, but can also include government entities, businesses, auto product manufacturers, and more. In other cases, it may be possible to claim compensation through your own insurance company.
However, many liable parties will try to disclaim responsibility for the crash, and insurance companies may not offer the full amount of payment that survivors deserve. For these reasons, it’s essential to have a skilled lawyer on your side as soon as you possibly can. The sooner your lawyer can start investigating the accident and preparing your case, the more effective they can be while advocating for your right to compensation.Driving Defensively
It’s not possible to tell when or where an accident will happen. However, there are things that motorcyclists can do to improve their safety. To learn about defensive driving techniques for motorcyclists, take a moment to watch this video:Do I Need an Attorney?
After a serious accident, many people are not sure whether or not they need an attorney to help them. While it is true that not every case requires an attorney, you should always get professional advice before making any legal decisions. The vast majority of injury attorneys will gladly give you a free phone consultation so that you can have the information you need to move forward with or without an attorney. Because of this, there’s nothing to lose by reaching out for help.Yuba City Motorcycle Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City motorcycle accident attorney. If a motorcycle accident caused you or a loved one severe trauma, call me as soon as you can at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400.
I have represented people in the Yuba City area in serious injury and wrongful death cases for 38 years. To learn more about the work that my firm has done, you can review my prior settlements and verdicts.
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I’m a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization for attorneys in the US with a single verdict or settlement for which their client received at least one million dollars. I’m also a proud member of a group for distinguished attorneys, Top One Percent.
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