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Motorcycle Accidents

Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Representing Motorcyclists in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, and Santa Barbara 

Motorcyclists are in danger of collisions with other vehicles on a daily basis. They are difficult to spot in mirrors and do not have the protection offered to passengers in cars and trucks. As a result, about two-thirds of motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist.

Additionally, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in a crash with a car and 25 times more likely to be killed. Though all motorists are urged to share the road with motorcyclists, sometimes this is not enough. If you were in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you seek the legal aid you deserve. Let the motorcycle accident lawyers at Klein DeNatale Goldner use their six decades of experience to your advantage.

Give us a call at (661) 485-2100 or contact us online to request a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Bakersfield.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can occur for various reasons, often resulting from various factors. Identifying the root cause is crucial in building a strong case. Common causes may include:

  • Negligent Drivers: The majority of motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, with drivers failing to notice or respect the presence of motorcyclists on the road. Negligent actions such as distracted driving, speeding, or failure to yield can result in catastrophic consequences.
  • Road Hazards: Uneven road surfaces, potholes, or debris on the road pose significant risks to motorcyclists. Poorly maintained roads can contribute to accidents, making it essential to investigate whether inadequate road conditions played a role in the incident.
  • Driver Intoxication: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a leading cause of accidents. Impaired judgment and slowed reaction times increase the likelihood of collisions, putting both motorcyclists and other road users at risk.
  • Defective Equipment: Malfunctions in motorcycle components, such as brakes or tires, can lead to accidents. Manufacturers, distributors, or repair shops may be held liable if a defective part contributed to the crash.
  • Weather Conditions: Unfavorable weather conditions, like rain, snow, or strong winds, can make roads slippery and reduce visibility. Motorcyclists need to be especially cautious during inclement weather, but accidents can still occur due to negligence on the part of others.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in very severe injuries because of the lack of protection compared to other vehicles. Common injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries are a significant concern in motorcycle accidents, even when riders wear helmets. TBIs can have long-lasting effects, impacting cognitive function, memory, and overall quality of life.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The force of impact in motorcycle accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries, causing paralysis or other permanent disabilities.
  • Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries: The impact of a motorcycle accident can result in fractures, broken bones, and other orthopedic injuries. Recovery may involve surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, and ongoing medical expenses.
  • Road Rash and Soft Tissue Injuries: Skidding on the road during an accident can cause road rash, a painful and potentially disfiguring injury. Soft tissue injuries, like muscle and ligament damage, are also common and may require extensive medical treatment.
  • Emotional Trauma: Motorcycle accidents can have a profound impact on a victim's mental well-being. Emotional trauma, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may require therapy and support.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Motorcycle Accident Claim in California?

The statute of limitations of two years in the state of California, we are ready and willing to fight for the level of compensation you deserve – even if it occurred in the past. Personal injury compensation can cover a variety of costs, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • And even your pain and suffering

Don’t let someone else’s negligence cost you your future. Let our skilled and aggressive motorcycle accident attorneys help you seek the maximum compensation attainable for your injuries.

How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

After a motorcycle accident, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. You have just suffered significant property damage and may be facing severe and costly medical expenses. In the wake of your accident, you need legal representation. Klein DeNatale Goldner has helped numerous motorcyclists throughout the San Joaquin Valley and San Diego.

We can help you discern whether your accident was caused by:

  • Another driver’s negligence
  • Motorcycle malfunction
  • Unsafe roads

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Bakersfield Today

The motorcycle accident lawyers at Klein DeNatale Goldner have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Operating on a contingency fee basis, we do not charge clients a fee unless we successfully obtain compensation on their behalf. No case is too complex for us to handle. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the San Joaquin Valley, we can aggressively seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Call our Bakersfield motorcycle accident attorneys today at (661) 485-2100 or contact us online to see how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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