Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Fresno, California
California has more registered motorcycles than any other state in the country, nearing 800,000 throughout the state. While some motorcyclists ride casually or reserve their riding enjoyment for longer trips just a couple of times a year, many of our residents use the motorcycles for everyday transportation.
No matter how you use your motorcycle, you are placed at a significant disadvantage when traveling alongside negligent drivers. Not only do motorcyclists lack the same protections vehicle drivers are afforded with seatbelts and airbags, but they are completely exposed to the impact of a much heavier vehicle.
Motorcyclists can be ejected from their bikes without notice when a vehicle hits them from the side or behind, and even with our state’s mandatory helmet law, riders can be severely injured or even killed when a car, truck, or SUV collides with the vulnerable rider.
Last year alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported nearly 5,000 motorcycle fatalities throughout the country — 474 of which occurred in California.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in a crash, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in Fresno to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal options in holding the negligent driver who caused the collision responsible for your losses.
What are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Fresno, California?
Car, truck, and SUV drivers can collide with motorcyclists simply by taking their eyes off the road for just a few seconds.
Or, when drivers do not take the time to look for other vehicles, including motorcyclists, before changing lanes or making turns, their behavior may be considered negligent — especially when it causes significant injuries or even death.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents in California may include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive and reckless driving
- Drivers who disobey traffic signs and signals
- Drivers making left turns in front of a motorcyclist
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Opening car doors without checking their surroundings
- Reversing a vehicle without looking
- Unsafe lane changes
- Motorcycle defects
- Dangerous road conditions
- Dogs chases or inference
When negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the way collisions can occur on our roadways. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver’s reckless behavior, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in Fresno, CA today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to, so you can get the complete care you need.
What are the Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries in Fresno, California?
All motorcycle accident injuries are unique, as the same two types of crashes may result in extremely different outcomes.
At Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes Inc, our Fresno motorcycle accident lawyers review each case we represent based on how it affects our client’s life, including how long their injuries will take to heal, the length of time their injuries will keep them out of work, and how their overall quality of life is interrupted by the collision.
Motorcycle collision injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Multiple fractures or broken bones
- Facial fractures and broken teeth
- Burn injuries
- Internal bleeding and/or damaged organs
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Skin loss that requires grafting procedures
- Head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful death
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Fresno, CA will consult with your physicians and review your medical records to determine the extent of your injuries and the fair financial compensation you will need to move past them.
Are Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Considered Wrongful Death in California?
Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent actions or inaction led to the loss of life. Certainly, some motorcycle accident conditions can be wrongful death claims when another driver’s negligence caused the fatality.
In California, four legal elements must apply for a fatality caused during a collision to be considered a wrongful death.
- The Duty of Care
The first step in pursuing a wrongful death claim is proving the other driver who caused the accident owed the victim a duty of care.
There Was a Breach of the Duty of Care
Next, we must be able to show that person breached an established duty of care intentionally, recklessly, or negligently.
The Breach of the Duty of Care Caused Your Loved One’s Death
Your Loved One’s Death Resulted in Financial Damages
If you have lost a loved one to another’s misconduct, our wrongful death lawyers in Fresno, CA will discuss your eligibility to file a claim against the negligent party, so you can pursue the financial recovery you are entitled to from your tragic loss.
What Type of Compensation Can Family Members Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim in Fresno?
When our wrongful death attorneys in Fresno, CA pursue a claim on behalf of the family that has lost an important loved one, we recognize that no amount of money will bring that person back. However, we want our clients to know, that after a tragedy like this occurs, it is often hard to recognize the financial impact of their loss right away.
That is until medical bills that may have been incurred before their death start to arrive. Then the funeral and burial expenses. And as time passes, the income that would have contributed to the home may cause financial trouble for everyone who lives there. Finally, the loss of love and care, which can be calculated into your wrongful death claim, will be fully outlines, so pursuing a claim against the negligent driver gives the family the time they need to fully grieve.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys in Fresno at Nunes Law for a Free Consultation Today
At Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes Inc, we believe our clients should have access to the legal resources they need to pursue a fair and just financial outcome from their personal injury claim.
Have you been hurt while riding a motorcycle? Have you tragically lost a loved one while riding? Contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Fresno County, Kings County, Kern County, Madera County, Merced County, and Tulare County today by calling 559-436-0850 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.