Take Action After A Motorcycle Accident
California's roads can be dangerous for everyone — cars, trucks, bicyclists, pedestrians and others — but they are especially dangerous for motorcyclists. Drivers in cars and trucks seldom look for motorcycles on the road and often fail to give them sufficient space or treat them like an equal vehicle. Compounding the problem, the laws in California allowing "lane splitting" sometimes lead motorcyclists to put themselves in dangerous situations when traffic is moving quickly.
Regardless of the cause of a motorcycle crash, the sobering reality is that the injuries to a motorcyclist can be more severe than in a similar accident between two cars. Motorcycles lack seatbelts, airbags and other safety mechanisms that are now standard in larger vehicles.
Whether your injury is minor or life-changing, the personal injury attorneys at Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP, can help you obtain top compensation for your injury.
Knowledgeable About The Specific Dangers Facing Motorcyclists
One of the challenges in motorcycle injury cases is identifying responsible parties after the accident. It may seem clear-cut when a car hits a motorcycle that the automobile driver is the negligent party, but a motorcyclist may be found to have shown "comparative negligence" — if, for example, a motorcyclist was riding between lanes at speeds above 30 mph.
If you've experienced injury or the death of a loved one at the hands of another driver, contact us online or call 916-442-2777 to obtain the justice you deserve. Consultations are free.