Yuba City Motorcycle Accident Attorney


Motorcyclists in Yuba City are in a great place to enjoy rides in the open air. With the Sierra Nevadas close by, residents can easily take advantage of the local scenery and go for long motorcycle rides through some of California's most incredible natural areas. Furthermore, people who ride motorcycles as their primary form of transportation can benefit from reduced emissions and increased gas mileage.

While it's obvious why many people choose to ride motorcycles, some serious risks are still associated with riding. Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and are likely to suffer serious injuries, even in relatively minor accidents.

As experienced Yuba City Motorcycle accident attorneys, we help motorcycle accident survivors claim the payments they need to recover personally and financially from their injuries. Call us today at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case evaluation.

The "Personal" Personal Injury Lawyer

We 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. 

Many lawyers prefer to be strictly professional with their clients. However, we take pride in connecting with our clients personally and taking the time to understand just how their injuries have impacted them and their families. By forging friendships with the people we serve, we can be more effective while arguing for their rights with insurance companies and courtrooms.

Common Motorcyclist Injuries

Motorcycle riders are usually cautious 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.

Motorcyclists can suffer significant injuries because they don't have steel walls, airbags, or seat belts to keep them safe. As a Yuba City motorcycle accident lawyer, we've seen first-hand how serious these injuries can be and have helped people with:

The Impact of a Motorcycle Injury

People injured in motorcycle collisions often face a long, painful recovery process. Regaining your health after a crash is physically challenging but can also be mentally stressful. Being injured often prevents people from participating in activities that they care about. On top of all this, injured motorcyclists frequently also face severe financial problems.

Recovering from an injury often requires multiple surgeries, extended hospital stays, physical therapy sessions, medication use, etc. 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 houses. These costs can leave people feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.

Claiming Compensation

Fortunately, motorcycle accident survivors can frequently claim compensation for all damages described above. Working with an experienced attorney and filing an injury claim makes it possible to seek payment for your losses from at-fault parties to the accident. At-fault parties are often negligent drivers, including government entities, businesses, auto product manufacturers, etc. In other cases, it may be possible to claim compensation through your own insurance company.

However, many liable parties will try to disclose responsibility for the crash, and insurance companies may not offer the full payment that survivors deserve. For these reasons, it's essential to have a skilled lawyer on your side as soon as possible. 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 unsure whether they need an injury 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. Most injury attorneys will gladly give you a free phone consultation to 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.

Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Yuba City, CA

If a motorcycle accident caused you or a loved one severe trauma, call our experienced Yuba City motorcycle accident attorneys at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly advice.

We have represented people in the Yuba City area in severe injury and wrongful death cases since 1982. You can review our prior settlements and verdicts to learn more about our firm's work.

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