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If you or a family member has been in a motorcycle related accident, you need to hire a Fresno Motorcycle injury lawyer with experience in settling and litigating motorcycle related injury case. A motorcycle injury lawyer can negotiate on your behalf with insurances companies, which we all know will be motivated not to pay a claim or pay as little as possible. You need a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate through this process and get the compensation you deserve. Representing yourself is not a wise decision and can lead to serious legal errors. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident Fresno California, speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer before you speak with anyone else.
According to statistics put out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, just over half of all motorcycle related injuries involve at least one other motor vehicle. In many of these cases, the driver of the other vehicle(s) is fully or partially negligent. If you have a top Fresno motorcycle injury lawyer representing you, it is much easier to prove this negligence and also fully document the injuries you or your family member has suffered. If you can prove negligence and injuries (damages), you will have a very strong case for compensation. A motorcycle accident lawyer will provide the legal expertise and guidance to ensure your case is handled properly.
It is imperative that you act as quickly as you can after a motorcycle accident to hire a Fresno motorcycle injury lawyer and file a claim. The old expression, “the sooner the better,” has never been more true than in a personal injury case. Besides the fact that there are statute of limitations to deal with, you also want your motorcycle injury lawyer to have the opportunity to interview witnesses while the event is still fresh on their minds. You also may want to follow their advice on how to document your wage losses, medical costs, and personal suffering. Together, this evidence forms the foundation of a strong motorcycle accident claim.
Most people hate the idea of going to court. The good news is that most cases settle before they get to that stage. However, if your case does end up going to court, you want to have a good motorcycle injury lawyer representing you who is experienced in court room litigation and all the prep work that goes into preparing for a trial.
There are of course many types of motorcycle accidents and the strategy that your motorcycle accident lawyer takes will depend on the exact circumstances of the accident. There are motorcycle accidents that result in death. Unfortunately, motorcycle related deaths have increased 55 percent since 2000. In these circumstances, it is the spouse or other family that files the claim. If a motorcycle accident involves another vehicle, the driver may be a private citizen or the driver of a public vehicle or a business vehicle. These situations may be handled differently, a California motorcycle accident attorney will be able to get answers to all of your questions and seek maximum compensation for your motorcycle accident Fresno California.
Of course, the May Firm wants to advocate for motorcycle safety because we’ve seen first-hand what can happen when not all safety precautions are taken. Wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet is the number one most important thing a motorcyclist can do for safety. Motorcycle helmets save lives. There is no doubt about this fact because there are several scientific studies that have examined this in great detail have proven this hands down. However, not every state has a law making it mandatory that all motorcyclists to wear a helmet! California has mandatory helmet law to protect riders from serious injury. Statistics show that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of a motorcycle accident resulting in death by more than 37 percent. Wearing a helmet also reduces the risk of a head injury during an accident. This data is taken from the United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most reliable sources for compiled data.
The CDC estimated that between 2001 and 2008, 1,222,000 motorcyclists were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal motorcycle injuries. Additionally, an estimated 34,000 motorcyclists died from motorcycle related injuries. 22 percent of the non-fatal motorcycle injuries involved the head and neck region and 30 percent involved the leg and foot region. There are several other things a motorcyclist can do to increase their personal safety and the safety of their passengers as well as the safety of the other motorists that share the road with them. Wearing brightly colored vests, jackets, and other clothing can help other motorists see the motorcycle driver more clearly. It is important to make sure this clothing also has reflective strips so that the motorcyclist can be seen more readily at night and also under low light grey days. As a Fresno motorcycle injury lawyer, we have the opportunity to speak with those involved in motorcycle injury accidents. Thus, have experience investigating Fresno motorcycle accident injury claims and know what can be done to reduce the risk of motorcycle related accidents. Fresno accident news is full of terrible accident injury cases involving motorcycles versus automobiles. With so many car accidents in Fresno County, drivers need to be very caution when operating any motor vehicle.
Just remember that driving a motorcycle carries with it much more risk than driving any other type of motor vehicle. That includes risk to other motorists that share the road with motorcycles. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist’s risk of a fatal crash per mile driven is a whopping 35 times greater than someone driving or riding in a passenger car. A similar statistic was published by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATS). They reported a risk that was 30 times greater. 42 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve a motorcyclist that has been drinking (with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit) so please do not drink and then drive a motorcycle. Also, 48 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve a driver who is speeding. Better to slow down than to die or be injured and to risk injuring others on the road as well! Also, remember that just a little under half of all motorcycle accidents do not involve another vehicle. Often times, accidents involves a motorcyclist that has simply lost control. Remember, motorcycles are more sensitive to road conditions than are cars and trucks and speeding just exacerbates this problem. Call The May Firm to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fresno California.
The May Firm is a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases. They are based in Central California with offices in Fresno, California and Bakersfield. With highly skilled motorcycle injury lawyers that have successfully settled and/or litigated many motorcycle injury cases. You couldn’t be in better hands if you live anywhere in this region. If your primary language is Spanish, you will be happy to know that the lawyers at the May Firm also speak Spanish. The initial consultation is 100 percent free and if the May Firm accepts your case, it is taken on a contingency basis. In other words, you do not pay anything and they do not get paid unless they win your case. This means if they accept your case, they are going to work diligently to get you the most compensation that you can get given the unique circumstances of your specific case. Unfortunately, there is a disproportionate number of motorcycle accidents in the state of California compared to other states. The May Firm can help all California motorcycle negligence victims get what they deserve. They can also help you clear your record and get proper compensation for your medical bills should someone try to claim something that isn’t true.
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