If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious motorcycle accident in California, contact the team of attorneys at Estey Bomberger today to discuss your legal rights to compensation in a personal injury claim. Our skilled California traffic accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for seriously injured victims of motorcycle accidents in California.
At Estey Bomberger, founding partner Stephen Estey has been riding motorcycles for more than 20 years. This experience gives him a first-hand understanding of the dangers motorcyclists face sharing the road with negligent motorists. Together, the attorneys at Estey Bomberger have more than 70 years of experience in motorcycle accident personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
The most common type of motorcycle accident is a fail-to-yield accident where the driver of the vehicle “just didn’t see the motorcyclist.” However, a driver failing to see a motorcyclist when he or she should have is not a valid defense. Other types of motorcycle accidents include:
- Hit and run motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous road condition motorcycle accidents
- Defective equipment motorcycle accidents
- Dirt bike motorcycle accidents
- Off-road motorcycle accidents
- Freeway motorcycle accidents
- Scooter motorcycle accidents
- Intersection motorcycle accidents
- DUI motorcycle accidents
- Lane change motorcycle accidents
- Rear-end collisions motorcycle accidents
- U-turn motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian vs. motorcycle accidents
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), per mile traveled, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in a crash, and eight times more likely to be injured. Per registered vehicle, the fatality rate for motorcyclists is more than 5 times the fatality rate for passenger vehicle occupants.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The most common causes and significant contributing factors of motorcycle accidents where the motorcyclist is at fault are speeding, rider inexperience/riding without a valid license, and alcohol use. Negligent motorists who are distracted, speeding, or simply not paying attention can also cause serious injury or death in a collision with a motorcyclist. Other causes of accidents are motorcycle malfunction, dangerous road condition, and improper obstructions.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Even a minor collision between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle can result in catastrophic injury or death for a biker. The attorneys at Estey Bomberger regularly handle major injury motorcycle accidents, including accidents resulting in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, road rash, burn injury, bone fractures, internal injuries, and other serious injuries.
Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can result in permanent disability and change your way of life forever. After an accident, you may be unable to work, provide for your family, and even accomplish simple tasks such as feeding, clothing and bathing yourself. If another party is liable for the injuries you suffered, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim. Because you only have one opportunity to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, emotional pain and suffering, and other accident related expenses, choosing the right attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
Fatal Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims
When a motorcycle accident results in a fatality, surviving family members may be left with more than just overwhelming grief and sadness. A sudden and unexpected loss can also mean loss of income, loss of medical benefits, and loss of love, support and companionship. In situations where a motorcycle accident is caused by another driver, a defect in a motorcycle itself, or a dangerous road condition, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim against the liable party. The California wrongful death attorneys at Estey Bomberger have represented dozens of families in wrongful death motorcycle accident claims.
Recovering Maximum Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident
At Estey Bomberger, we are serious about helping our clients obtain nothing but maximum compensation for their injury or wrongful death claim. Our California motorcycle accident attorneys are aggressive and results oriented, with a proven record of success in motorcycle accident cases. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge any fees unless we win your case and recover money for you. Contact us today to discuss your case over the phone or to schedule a free consultation with one of your attorneys.
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