Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 1:05 am    

Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries to a motorcyclist. A motorcycle does not provide the same level of protection for the rider as a car or truck provides for a driver. Therefore, a rider can suffer traumatic injuries because of the impact of the collision, including spinal cord injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and amputations. The damages can be quite substantial.

Your first step is to seek medical attention. After you have been treated for your injuries, you need to call our office for a free legal consultation. Our Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys can help you file an accident claim to recover compensation for your damages.

Valuing a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Many factors impact the value of your motorcycle accident claim. Our attorneys evaluate each factor to ensure we maximize your chance of recovering full compensation for your claim. When calculating the value of your claim, we begin with your financial losses. Examples of financial losses are your medical expenses, property damage, travel expenses, in-home personal care, medications, lost income, and medical supplies. You need to keep each receipt, invoice, and bill related to your accident and recovery for your attorney.

In addition to your financial losses, we also include an amount to compensate you for your emotional stress, mental anguish, and physical pain. A “pain and suffering” claim is based on several things, including the severity of your injuries, the length of your recovery, and whether you sustained permanent disabilities, scarring, or disfigurement. Because pain and suffering damages are subjective, we must make a convincing case for maximum compensation. Our lawyers have extensive experience compiling various pieces of evidence to support payment of your claim in full.

What Can Lower My Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case?

The amount of compensation you can receive also depends on other factors. For example, if the driver who hit you carries minimum car insurance, the amount you can recover might be limited to the driver’s insurance limits. However, our attorneys will look for other sources of payment such as your underinsured insurance coverage or other responsible parties.

Your contribution to the cause of the accident can also reduce the amount of your recovery. If you contributed to the cause of the crash, your compensation could be reduced by the percentage of your fault under California’s comparative fault laws. Because motorcyclists are often perceived incorrectly and unfairly as reckless, the insurance company might attempt to blame you for the crash.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand this insurance tactic, and we are ready to fight the insurance company’s claim that your compensations should be reduced because you are partially responsible for the collision.

Call Now for Your Free Consultation with a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney

You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, and we want to help. We encourage you to contact our office for a free case evaluation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys. Let us help you recover what you deserve from the driver who caused your injuries.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000.  Our personal injury law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!