Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Motorcycles are gaining in popularity as people search for more economical forms of transportation. In addition, motorcycles are a wonderful way to see our beautiful state while enjoying the freedom of the open road. Many riders enjoy the sense of adventure and freedom they feel when they are riding.
Sadly, motorcycles are also one of the riskiest forms of transportation because of the lack of protection for the rider in the event of a crash. Many drivers simply do not see motorcycles because they are not paying enough attention to the road. Motorcycle riders must also deal with poor road conditions and inclement weather. Any one of these factors can result in a tragic motorcycle crash.
A Dangerous Driving Mistake for Motorcyclists
One of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes is other drivers failing to yield the right of way. Another driver turns left in front of a motorcyclist or cuts a motorcyclist off causing an intersection collision. The driver of the vehicle suffers minor injuries, but the motorcyclist is thrown from his motorcycle causing severe head injuries and bodily trauma. Unfortunately, this crash scenario is far too common and it occurs quite often at intersections.
An intersection can be the most dangerous place for a motorcyclist because other vehicles are turning left. Drivers who otherwise might not turn in front of a vehicle won’t even see a motorcycle because the vehicle is smaller than a car and the driver is not paying enough attention to traffic. If you are approaching an intersection, it is always a good idea to be on guard for a driver who may suddenly turn in front of you.
Intersection collisions are usually the fault of the driver who failed to yield the right of way. While this may appear to be a simple accident claim, insurance companies try anything to deny or devalue an accident claim. If the insurance company decides to deny your claim, it is up to you to prove that the driver of the vehicle was negligent.
To prove negligence in intersection collisions, you must prove that the driver owed you a duty, failed to act accordingly, and you were injured as a result. An experienced Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney understands the evidence required to prove each of the elements of negligence.
An attorney can help you fight the insurance company for the other driver to help you receive compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Damage to your motorcycle
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Permanent disability
- Scarring or disfigurement
The damages in motorcycle intersection collisions can be significant. You want someone on your side who can guide you through the process of filing an accident claim that results in the maximum compensation available for your claim.
Call a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you need help fighting for compensation for your injuries from a motorcycle accident, our lawyers can help. We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t pay our attorney fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.
For your free legal consultation call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000. You may also contact our office by visiting our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.