After a Motorcycle Accident, Call a Trustworthy Personal Injury Lawyer
The team at Triumph Law, P.C. in El Dorado has earned a reputation of trustworthiness among our clients and peers. We understand the gravity of motorcycle accidents that result in serious injury, and we are dedicated to fighting for those who have been wrongfully injured as if it were our own case. El Dorado residents can rely on our motorcycle accident lawyers for the best possible outcome and financial recovery.
Driver Mistakes That Cause Motorcycle Accidents
Insurance companies often try to act like motorcycle accidents are always caused by motorcyclists. They try to argue that the rider must have lost control of their vehicle. Of course, with an investigation, this predisposition to blame the motorcyclist can be undone, which is why insurance companies do not want you teaming up with an attorney.
With an investigation, we might be able to prove that the driver:
- Changed lanes without signaling.
- Tailgated you and caused a rear-end collision.
- Merged without checking blind spots.
- Tried to pass you when there wasn’t enough room.
Other Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
We can also help clients who have been in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents, meaning that no other motorist hit you. Instead, your crash might have been caused by a defect in the road like a pothole. If that is the case, then the municipality in charge of maintaining the roads could be liable for your damages.
Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by defects with the motorcycle itself. For example, if a tire bursts while you’re riding your motorcycle, you could be thrown right off in a violent crash. If that happens, the manufacturer that made the defective part could be named as a defendant in your claim.
Catastrophic Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists don’t have much in terms of protection against injuries in a crash. This is why the average motorcycle accident claim involves life-changing or permanent injuries.
Motorcyclists in crashes can suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
The cost of care associated with such injuries can be steep. It is highly likely that your healthcare insurance will cap well before you receive all the care that you need to fully recuperate. It becomes even more important to file a well-constructed claim when your damages are significant. Otherwise, you could risk needing to pay for everything out of your pocket.
Helmet Use & Liability
California requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet while operating the vehicle or while riding as a passenger on it. Not only does wearing a helmet help reduce your risk of suffering a head injury in a crash, but it also helps with the validity of your claim. If you don’t wear a helmet and you get hit by another motorist, then that motorist’s insurance company is going to blame the severity of your head or brain injury on you. It will be difficult to challenge their argument, too. Don’t give them that chance; wear a helmet whenever you ride.
Get Help Today With Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Shortly after being in a wreck, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in El Dorado Hills. We have the experience, knowledge, and tenacity you want to challenge major insurance companies that would rather deny your claim altogether. When we’re leading the way, you can be confident in your case and your future.