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Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycles are a popular hobby and mode of transportation in California. Safety is a significant concern for motorcycle riders and those sharing the road with them.  Although nationwide, motorcycles only account for three percent of registered vehicles, motorcycle accidents claimed 14 percent of all fatalities in 2016, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

When another driver or party causes or contributes to the cause of a motorcycle accident, victims can hire Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys to hold them liable for their negligence. If you are someone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident or have a loved one who was, you may be wondering what your legal recourse is and have several questions. We can help. 

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Over 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. These accidents can happen under different circumstances, but many are due to the actions or omissions of other drivers or entities. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

Left-Hand Turns

Other vehicles attempting to make left-hand turns are a significant culprit in motorcycle accidents and injuries. When cars do not yield to motorcycles when making a left-hand turn or attempt to turn quickly following the turning vehicle in front of them, they may not see an oncoming motorcycle in time to stop and avoid an accident. These accidents often happen involving other vehicles besides motorcycles, but motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries. 

Head-On Accidents

Many motorcycle accidents are head-on accidents. When vehicle drivers become distracted, run red lights, or pass on two-lane highways, the risk of head-on collisions with motorcyclists significantly increases. Driving while intoxicated can also contribute to this type of motorcycle accident.

Road Hazards

Motorcycles are less stable and are smaller than other vehicles. Potholes, animal carcasses, pavement that is slick, sand or rocks on the road, uneven lane heights, and other road irregularities pose hazards to motorcyclists. Sometimes, the jurisdiction or construction company responsible for road maintenance is liable for the injuries suffered by motorcycles due to road hazard accidents. By hiring Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys, you can hold them accountable for their actions. 

Speeding

Not adhering to posted speed limits by motorcyclists or other drivers increases the risk of an accident, as well as the risk of serious injuries when an accident does occur. 

Liability for Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

It is essential to have a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney determine who is liable for your injuries after a motorcycle accident. Sometimes, responsibility rests with one driver or party, and sometimes, it can be multiple parties. In a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney can name several different parties who they believe are liable. Each party may be assigned or accept a percentage of liability for which they will pay damages to the victim. 

Get Help From Our Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Injuries from a motorcycle accident can take months or even years to recover from – if recovery is even possible at all. Your health and well-being are of utmost importance, but it is also important to seek justice and compensation when someone else caused your injuries. You can focus on healing from your injuries and hire experienced Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys who will focus on representing your interests. 

Get an attorney on your side today by contacting the Law Office of Scott Righthand to schedule your case evaluation.

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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