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Oakland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Oakland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Oakland Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The great State of California and motorcycles are a beautiful combination, but if someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, you likely face immense challenges ahead. Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents on our roads, and if you have been injured in such an accident, you need the skilled legal guidance of an Oakland motorcycle accident attorney on your side. 

While Riding Your Motorcycle

When you are on your motorcycle, you are especially vulnerable to the dangers of the road for all the following important reasons:

  • You lack the shield that a car (or any other kind of vehicle) provides against the immense impact of an accident. 
  • You are more nimble than other vehicles, but you are also less well tethered to the road (due to the fact that your bike’s two relatively small tires have less surface and, thus, connect less well to the road)
  • Your bike’s lighter weight and smaller size ensure that you can come to shorter stops than other vehicles on the road can, which can lead to dangerous rear-end accidents when other motorists choose to follow too closely). 
  • The small amount of space you take up on the road makes it more difficult for other motorists to see you in the first place and makes it more likely that you will become lost in their blind spots. 

Serious Injuries

Motorcycle accidents often lead to very serious physical injuries that can have lifelong consequences. Common examples include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Serious burns, cuts, bruising, and abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash
  • Internal injuries

Your Losses

Your motorcycle accident claim will address the legal damages (or losses) you face as a result of the other motorist’s negligence, and the basic categories of such damages include:

  • Property damage to your motorcycle
  • Medical costs, which are likely to be considerable 
  • Lost earnings, which can lead to lost earning potential
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Driver Negligence

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by the negligence of other drivers, and said negligence can take any of the following shapes:

  • Distraction – In order to drive safely, motorists must focus on the task at hand (distraction-free).
  • Impairment – Drunk drivers can suffer physical, cognitive, and even sensory impairments that make them some of the deadliest drivers out there.
  • Exhaustion – Exhaustion can lead to some of the same impairments that are caused by alcohol and drugs, making drowsy drivers dangerous drivers.
  • Excess Speed – When motorists exceed the speed limit or fail to take the road’s condition into account in relation to their speed, they make deadly accidents more likely.    

You Need an Experienced Oakland Motorcycle Accident Attorney on Your Side

The practiced Oakland motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand recognize the gravity of your situation and are committed to skillfully advocating for your claim’s optimal outcome – in pursuit of the compensation to which you are entitled. We are on your side and here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free consultation today.

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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