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Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you ride a motorcycle, you are very likely well-acquainted with the pull of the open road, and there are few places more beautiful than Sacramento for touring. The fact is, however, that motorcycle accidents are some of the most injurious traffic accidents. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, the first step toward recovery (after seeking the medical attention you need) is consulting with an experienced Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer.

The Dangers Inherent to Motorcycles

When you’re on your bike, there are several things that leave you more vulnerable to dangerous accidents and to serious injuries, including all of the following:

  • You don’t have a protective metal shell to help absorb the impact of an accident. All you have by way of protection is your helmet and any safety gear you’re wearing.
  • It’s easier for you to move through traffic, but you’re also more difficult for other drivers to see – this is especially true when you’re moving through another motorist’s blind spot.
  • You are far more vulnerable to any adverse conditions on the road, such as the effects of inclement weather, road construction, poorly maintained roads, and more. 

Although you are more susceptible to the dangers of the road when you’re on your motorcycle, other motorists remain responsible for safely sharing the roadway with you.

Driver Negligence

Many motorcycle accidents are the direct result of negligence on the part of other drivers. While no two motorcycle accidents ever share exactly the same details, there are several types of driver negligence that commonly play a part, including:

  • Distraction – Drivers who are distracted by anything other than the road ahead and the traffic all around them are far more likely to cause dangerous accidents. The fact that you’re more difficult to see when you’re on your bike makes driver distraction that much more dangerous. When a motorist is more interested in texting than in driving safely, motorcyclists can pay the ultimate price.
  • Impairment – Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs simply aren’t capable of driving as safely as possible. In fact, impairment plays a significant role in far too many traffic accidents, including motorcycle accidents. 
  • Exhaustion – Drowsy drivers experience some of the same impairment that drunk drivers do, but they often fail to recognize the inherent danger. In other words, a motorist who would never drink and drive may not give getting behind the wheel while under the influence of exhaustion a second thought.  

Reach Out to an Experienced Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

In the time it takes for a motorcycle accident to happen, it can leave you facing an uncertain future. If someone else’s negligence leaves you with injuries, the Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand are committed to championing your rights while crafting your strongest case. To schedule a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us 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.

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