Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Sacramento
For decades, our lawyers at Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation have provided effective representation for clients involved in motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists face greater vulnerability in accidents than other motorists because motorcycles offer very little structural protection during a collision. Consequently, injuries are often serious or even fatal. When another party’s negligence caused the accident, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation.
Common motorcycle accident injuries
There are various types of personal injury that motorcyclists can experience as a result of a motorcycle accident. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries are often among the most serious potential injuries. In the worst-case scenarios, motorcycle crashes cause fatalities. When our Sacramento firm can determine that another party (or parties) was at fault, we assist surviving family members in pursuing wrongful death lawsuits.
Other motorcycle crash injuries often include the following:
Common causes of motorcycle accidents
When we determine that another motorist’s negligence or a motorcycle’s defects caused a crash, we can take action against the responsible parties. In some instances, unsafe roads that are improperly banked or have worn-down shoulders can lead to accidents. In such cases, we may be able to hold local or state governments liable for lack of highway maintenance or proper engineering.
In most cases, motorists cause the accident. The following are the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents:
- The motorist’s failure to see the motorcycle until just before or after impact
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to a motorcycle at an intersection
Because the greatest percentage of motorcyclists involved in crashes lack experience, learning how to ride defensively is an important precautionary measure to avoid a crash. Motorcyclists should wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and avoid speeding.
Contact experienced motorcycle accident lawyers
When involved in a motorcycle accident, it is wise to consult an experienced attorney to help you recover damages. Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation in Sacramento has decades of legal experience and the wherewithal to thoroughly investigate accident cases. We have access to specialists and experts who can reconstruct accidents and help us determine causes and identify liable parties. In every case our attorneys handle, we work to maximize the recoverable compensation for our client. Contact us online or call 916-446-4692 for a free consultation.