Motorcycle riders seldom walk away from an accident. Moreover, injured riders may face the added burden of prejudice. The severity of their injuries and public perceptions of motorcyclists as reckless thrill-seekers make having aggressive legal representation crucial. 

At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our motorcycle accident lawyers have an impressive track record of success. We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for riders injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a car or truck driver. We believe motorcyclists have the same rights as other motorists and work to uphold those rights.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

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causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In California

CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA

In many cases, other drivers cause motorcycle accidents. With the rise of distracted and drunk driving, the roads are becoming even more dangerous for motorcyclists.

Our motorcycle crash cases have involved matters such as the following:

  • Being hit by an intoxicated driver
  • Drivers not being aware of motorcyclists
  • Drivers not checking their blind spot
  • Vehicles changing lanes without signaling
  • Vehicles forcing motorcycles off the road, into the ditch, or against the guardrail
  • Vehicles making right turns without stopping
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common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

Injured riders suffer serious injuries such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Road rash
  • Multiple fractures

In many instances, they are permanently disabled, unable to care for themselves or ride their bikes. In other cases, they have a very long recovery period during which they are unable to work and have a serious risk of infection.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Knowing what to do in the aftermath of your accident can be overwhelming. You may be receiving an influx of calls and offers from your insurance company or the negligent driver’s insurance company. You are also most likely juggling doctor visits and medical bills, while also trying to manage taking time off of work to recover. 

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Knowing what to expect following your accident can help you understand what steps to take next. Here is the typical timeline of a motorcycle accident case:

  • Immediately following your accident you will need to get medical attention and most likely file a police report; you will be able to request this report later on to review for accuracy
  • You will then likely begin to receive letters and phone calls from the insurance company (either yours or the other driver’s, or both); before speaking with either insurance company in detail, you should consult with a professional motorcycle accident lawyer
  • After meeting with your lawyer they will help you communicate with the insurance companies to request compensation that accounts for your injuries and other damages
  • If the insurance company accepts your demand, you can settle your claim outside of court. If they fail to honor the full value of your claim, you need to determine whether you want to settle or take legal action to get maximum compensation

The claims process can be overwhelming and discouraging, but with our help, you can fight to get the compensation you deserve.

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what Percentage Of Motorcycle Accidents Are The Rider’s Fault?

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS ARE THE RIDER’S FAULT?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclist fatalities in 2021 increased 8 percent from 2020, from 5,506 to 5,932. An estimated 82,686 motorcyclists suffered injuries in 2021, a 5-percent increase from 78,944 in 2020.

When determining fault in multi-vehicle accidents, research indicates that motorcyclists are only responsible for about 1/3 of accidents. Accidents commonly occur because motorists fail to notice the motorcyclist when attempting a left-hand turn at an intersection.

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contact An Experienced Walnut Creek Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today!

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED WALNUT CREEK MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY!

If you have suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle crash or a loved one suffered a wrongful death, turn to Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. We will leverage our decades of experience, skills, and resources to win you just compensation. Over the years, we’ve won millions on behalf of our clients. Call today so we can start working on your motorcycle accident claim. 

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