Santa Rosa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
COMPENSATION FOR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, life may never be the same again. Even riders who take the greatest safety precautions have very little protection in the event of a crash, and whether the rider is thrown from the bike or struck by an automobile the injuries which result can be devastating. Broken bones, severe road rash and soft tissue injuries are all common, as well as serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury and paralyzing spinal cord injuries.
It is vital that you investigate the accident as early as possible to determine whether the other driver is at fault, since this could open the door for you to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation for all your losses.
Drivers and passengers in cars have safety features in place such as airbags and seat belts to protect them. Bikers typically have nothing but their clothing and a helmet between them and the pavement. Bikers are 300% more likely to sustain an injury than someone inside of a car in a crash, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To throw the general situation even more out of balance, consider that studies such as the Hurt Report have revealed that car drivers were at fault in approximately two-thirds of collisions between motorcycles and automobiles. If you’ve been injured, please do not hesitate to align yourself with a Santa Rosa personal injury attorney from our firm. We are here to help in your recovery of compensation.
FIGHTING FOR INJURED RIDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to shift blame to the motorcycle rider, even when a driver is clearly at fault. In many cases, we hear about drivers who fail to “see” the motorcyclist. Motorcycles have a right to share the road with other vehicles. Failing to see the biker is simply negligence, frequently caused by distracted behaviors such as texting while driving.
The driver can, and should, be held responsible for endangering the lives and safety of others. At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we take our duty to our client seriously and if we represent your case we will work diligently to help you recover a fair insurance settlement or award of damages for your injuries. Whether you have been injured or if you want to pursue legal action over a loved one’s fatal crash, we are on your side and want to help you.