Motorcyclists are aware of the risks they face on public roads and freeways, but even the most vigilant riders can suffer harm when others are negligent.
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or have lost a loved one in a preventable crash, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Fresno motorcycle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm have considerable experience representing injured riders and families across the San Joaquin Valley, and can use our resources to help you navigate the personal injury claim process for a financial recovery of your damages.
Attorney Benjamin Drake and our team of paralegals, investigators, and support staff have dedicated their careers to fighting for the injured. To discuss your claim and how we can help, contact us.
Motorcycle enthusiasts love their bikes for their compact size, handling, and ability to feel the wind on the open road. But those same features make riders vulnerable to the errors of other motorists, and more susceptible to serious injuries in the event of a crash.
Motorcyclists face many unique hazards, including:
In addition to elevated accident risks, motorcycle riders are also more likely to suffer injuries in motor vehicle collisions than occupants in passenger cars. With little to protect them, riders involved in crashes can suffer fractures and soft tissue injuries (road rash), neck and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can have long-term repercussions or result in permanent disabilities.
To file a personal injury claim and recover compensation after a motorcycle crash, victims must prove several important legal elements, including a defendant’s fault. While these are complex issues of law, there are a few general things that may help you understand if you have a possible claim:
Because there are many variables in accidents, determining fault will require a personalized review of your case, preferably by a qualified lawyer experienced in personal injury and motorcycle accidents.
At Drake Law Firm, we only handle injury cases, and have decades of experience representing motorcycle riders. In addition to offering free consultations, we also work with private investigators and experts to evaluate the merits of potential claims.
Tragically, severe injuries occur 10 times more often in crashes involving motorcycles than in crashes involving passenger vehicles, according to NHTSA. Motorcyclists also account for roughly 14% of all traffic fatalities, despite comprising just 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S.
In matters of catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, personal injury lawsuits become even more important to obtaining compensation for substantial losses. This can include future losses created by permanent disabilities or the untimely loss of a loved one.
Serious accident cases focus on recovering compensation for:
Drake Law Firm has recovered millions in compensation for victims across Fresno and the state of California. We know victims and families depend on their personal injury cases to repair their lives and pay for bills and future needs. When you place your trust in our team, you can be confident that we will use our experience and resources to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.
Contact us to discuss your motorcycle accident claim with one of our Fresno attorneys. Consultations are FREE and confidential.
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