When you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Fresno, your first priority is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Motorcycle crashes often result in traumatic injuries for the rider because of the lack of protection from the impact of the collision. In some cases, the motorcyclist faces months of painful recovery because of another driver’s negligence. If you are injured in an accident, you are entitled to file a claim to recover money for your injuries and losses. However, filing a motorcycle accident claim may not be as simple as you thought or as straightforward as the insurance adjuster for the other driver suggested. Our Fresno motorcycle accident attorneys can help.
Every motor vehicle accident is unique. You can have the same two vehicles in the same type of crash but have different injuries and results. This is because a minor difference can have a major impact on the outcome of the collision. However, when you have different types of vehicles involved, there are differences that apply to those specific vehicles. For example, an accident involving a commercial truck is different from an accident involving only passenger vehicles. Large truck accidents tend to involve substantially more injuries to the occupants of other vehicles than to the truck driver. The reason is that a semi-truck provides more protection than a smaller vehicle in a collision between the two vehicles. Likewise, when you have a motorcycle or a bicycle involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, the rider has an increased risk of injury because a bicycle and motorcycle do not offer the same protection as a passenger vehicle does for its occupants. Handling a motorcycle accident claim can be much more complex given the differences. For experienced help filing your motorcycle accident claim, call 800-954-4444 for a free consultation with a Fresno motorcycle accident attorney.
As we say goodbye to 2016, it is a good time to make resolutions that will keep you and your family safe on the roads in 2017. We spend a lot of time in our vehicles each year. Why not resolve to make the time you spend in your vehicle as safe as possible. You
One of the most common questions our attorneys answer is, “How long does it take to settle my accident claim?” We understand that being injured in an accident creates a financial strain in addition to the physical injuries and emotional stress caused by the accident. The insurance company for the other driver often takes advantage of the victim’s financial situation to push for a quick settlement. Unfortunately, the compensation received in a quick settlement is usually much lower than the true value of the case. It is in the best interest of the insurance company to push a quick settlement before the accident victim can do two things:
Do you love riding your motorcycle in the Fresno area? We have some of the most beautiful roads and highways in the Central California Valley area. Many motorcyclists enjoy riding through our beautiful communities. However, motorcyclists must take steps to protect themselves from distracted drivers who fail to yield the right of way to motorcyclists. From 2013 to 2014, California motorcycle fatalities increased 12.1 percent from 463 in 2013 to 519 in 2014. If you enjoy riding your motorcycle, please take precautions to reduce your risk of serious injuries in a motorcycle crash. Below are five pieces of motorcycle equipment that can provide additional protection in the event of a motorcycle crash.