Compensation Accident Victims in Stockton and Turlock
A motorcycle accident can be devastating to a person and their family, resulting in serious injuries such as spinal cord damage, brain damage, broken bones, and possible death. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have lost a family member in a motorcycle crash, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against the party who caused the collision. At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, our Modesto motorcycle accident lawyers can provide the results-driven advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
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What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are more than 20 times more likely than passenger car occupants to be killed in a crash per mile traveled, and more than five times as likely to be injured in an accident. Accidents such as these happen for many different reasons, but one cause accounts for a majority of all motorcycle crashes. In 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the Hurt Report, a study which demonstrated that two-thirds of all collisions between motorcycles and automobiles are caused by the driver's denial of the motorcycle rider's right-of-way.
Motorcycle collisions can be caused by the following forms of driver negligence:
- Failing to check blind spots
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Distracted driving
A motorcycle accident can have devastating consequences for the rider. Even the most safety-conscious motorcyclist has very little protection in the event of a crash. Riders frequently suffer broken bones, severe skin abrasions and catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. The costs of treating motorcycle injuries can be enormous, in addition to the fact that the individual can normally lose substantial amounts of income due to partial or total disability.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
If it can be proven that the other driver was responsible for causing the accident, you should be entitled to recover monetary damages by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. By doing so, you could not only receive financial compensation, but you can additionally obtain justice by holding the guilty party accountable for his or her actions.
You may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Damaged property
Since compensation will vary depending on the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of your crash, it is important you consult with our firm to get a better representation of your eligible compensation. Upon a thorough examination of eyewitness testimonies and police accident reports, we can craft a custom-tailored strategy aimed at securing a fair settlement for your injuries.
Consult With a Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Today
At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we understand what a difficult experience this may be for you and your family, and we want to help you recover the financial compensation you need to offset your losses. We only accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay us a cent in up-front costs for our services. Your rights matter – make sure they are in good hands!