Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Sacramento
Riderz Law is not a typical law firm. Our Sacramento attorneys live and breathe motorcycles in and out of the courtroom. Our passion for riding has won the RiderzLaw racing team titles in AFM, WERA, and MotoAmerica. Our motorcycle attorneys are also winners in the courtroom, winning more than $100 million for our clients. RiderzLaw founders, Sy Nazif and Rob Marcereau, both rate among the country's top lawyers consistently and at our firm, every attorney rides to the office.
RiderzLaw has successfully managed thousands of motorcycle accident injury cases on behalf of our fellow riders. We never charge for an initial case evaluation, so call a motorcycle attorney at (866) 767-9165. We pride ourselves for being available at your convenience and 24 hours a day. The Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are ready to handle your case throughout the Sacramento metropolitan area. If you cannot make it into our office, our motorcycle accident lawyers are happy to come to you.
Common Accident Causes of Sacramento Motorcycle Accidents
As riders, we know personally that a motorcycle accident can cause severe emotional and physical trauma. The majority of motorcycle crashes lead to injury and sometimes death. Those who become injured in a motorcycle accident face an uphill battle against biased policy reports and insurance companies. More than a million licensed motorcyclists ride in Sacramento every day and they deserve the same rights of the road as any other driver. RiderzLaw is more than familiar with fighting the bias that follows riders on the roads. Common causes of motorcycle accidents in Sacramento include:
• Speeding: Exceeding speed limits and reckless driving are the most common reasons for accidents.
• Drunk Driving: Driving while intoxicated causes a significant number of crashes. This is an even more grievous offense than just speeding, and the driver absolutely should be held responsible.
• Distracted Driving: More and more drivers are distracted on the road, and it's taking its toll.
• Dangerous Roads: Unsafe roadways pose exceptional danger to motorcyclists. If a government agency fails to maintain the roads, they can be held accountable.
• Failure to Yield: If a driver does not respect a motorcyclist's right of way, the injured rider can file a claim against the driver.
We know that most accidents happen because of careless drivers. Experienced riders do everything they can to decrease the risk from driving carefully to wearing protective gear. The decisions of other drivers are out of your control and when they impact your life, you have rights to receive full compensation for any losses you’ve suffered.
Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Regulations & Negligence Laws
Immediately following an accident in Sacramento, you might not know which driver was responsible for the incident. Under the comparative negligence laws of California, the negligent driver is liable for injuries that anyone else suffered and this negligence can be devised by more than one party. Our motorcycle lawyers will evaluate your case and fight on your behalf to recover damages and show proof of negligence. Typically, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer would need to present the following elements:
• The car driver owes a duty of care to the motorcyclist
• The driver failed to uphold that duty of care because of negligence, and
• The negligence of the driver was a major contributor to causing injuries
In Sacramento, there is no need to prove duty of care to a motorcyclist; in California, anyone who drives a car owes a duty of care to motorcyclists, pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers. In other words, if the driver wasn't acting the way a reasonable person should have under the law, then that driver can be held liable for your injuries.
If the other driver violated a traffic law, he or she can be found "negligent per se" in Sacramento. Under state law, this can be presumed if the other driver has violated a law, an ordinance, or a statute. To show this, your lawyers must prove:
• The car driver violated a regulation, an ordinance, or a statute
• The violation of the above caused death or injury to either a person or to property
• The person who suffered the injury or the death was one of the protected members of that violated law
With motorcycle wrecks, negligence per se can occur under the following traffic violations (including but not limited to): speeding, failure to yield, distracted driving, following too closely, running a stop sign, driving under the influence, reckless driving, or poor maintenance of vehicle.
Your motorcycle attorney can consult with you on the laws that apply in Sacramento and to your case. Motorcycle accidents are most likely to occur on weekends and after normal business hours. We understand the urgency. RiderzLaw is available to answer your question 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Types of Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists have limited protection in the case of a collision and severe injuries are more common. Common injuries that our Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys handle include:
• Broken bones
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Severe burns
• Spinal injuries
• Cuts and bruises
• Organ damage
Road rash is another commonly-suffered injury following a motorcycle crash. Many people think it's like skinning your knee but over a wider part of the body. In some ways, that's true, but it's also underselling the injury. If your skin doesn't have proper treatment after road rash, you can suffer infections, skin irritation, surface nerve damage, and other forms of permanent damage.
Protect your body on the road by wearing clothes made out of durable material, such as leather, and always wear a helmet with heavy boots and thick gloves. In the case that your accident causes injury, speak with a RiderzLaw attorney and we will get your medical bills paid.
Can’t come to our office because of your injury or damage to your motorcycle? We’ll ride to you.
Compensation Our Sacramento Motorcycle Attorneys Can Help You Obtain
Speak to RiderzLaw immediately after the crash or as soon as possible so that our motorcycle attorneys can evaluate your case and select the best course of action. Damages a motorcycle accident lawyer can get for you include:
• Past and future medical expenses
• Lost earnings
• Loss of companionship
• Lower quality of life
• Property damage
• Pain and suffering
Don't let the sweet talk fool you; avoiding making a statement or making appointments without first consulting with your lawyer. For more than 20 years, the Sacramento motorcycle attorneys at RiderzLaw have fought for motorcycle victims. We’ve seen successful recovery with 99% of our cases, resulting in thousands of claims won for local riders and their families.
How our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Sacramento Fight for Motorcycle Victims
You've already suffered enough at the hands of another driver. One of our qualified lawyers will ensure that you receive the best outcome for your claim and the highest compensation. At RiderzLaw, we are dedicated to defending our fellow riders in Sacramento. We don't allow the insurance companies to hold your compensation hostage just because of an outdated stereotype that inaccurately claims motorcyclists are more dangerous on the road. Our first priority is to ensure your treatment and medical bills are in order, so that you don't suffer emotional and financial stress. Even after your case is won, we will stay on top of insurance companies so that you’re not getting pushed around and your bills are getting paid.
Our motorcycle firm has been winning motorcycle accident cases for a long time. We are transparent and will be available to walk you through the steps to recovery. We don’t get paid unless we win your case. Call us at (866) 767-9165 today for a free case evaluation or fill out our online form and a RiderzLaw motorcycle attorney will be in touch with you within 24 hours.
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Sacramento Courts: Where Motorcycle Accident Cases Are Heard
RiderzLaw represents Sacramento motorcycle accident victims in the following Sacramento County Superior Court locations:
Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse
720 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
When it is necessary, we’ll push to get your case heard in the best location and court in Sacramento. In most cases, our cases reach settlement long before a courtroom is needed.
We are the top rated motorcycle lawyers in the business.
- The RiderzLaw Lawyers will meet with you at YOUR convenience
- We will get your motorcycle fixed or replaced for full value – we don’t let insurance companies push you around!
- We will Maximize Your Recovery – We have a team of accident recon experts who specialize in motorcycle accidents
- We’ll help you get the best medical treatment and get your medical bills paid.
- We will help you KEEP as much money as possible – Unlike many firms, we keep working even after your case is over, and aggressively negotiate your insurance and medical bills!