Bakersfield Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Make All the Difference in a Motorcycle Wreck Case
Motorcycle Accident Attorney | Wrecks involving motorcycles are not more frequent, but do carry a higher chance of leading to serious permanent injury or even death. Because of inherent risk factors unique to motorcycle riding these drivers are among the most vulnerable on the road.
Young Wooldridge, LLP provides representation to accident victims in Bakersfield and the surrounding area. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, experienced personal injury attorneys can help you recover damages.
What to do and what not to do after a motorcycle accident
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities. In order to avoid self-incrimination or damaging your wreck case potential, there are certain guidelines you should follow.
Immediately call the police or paramedics to the scene. Even when an accident appears minor, all motorists should wait at the scene until the authorities arrive. Leaving the scene of an accident without proper documentation can leave you with no recourse for damage to your vehicle or yourself.
Get the other driver’s information. You will want to obtain the other driver’s full name and contact information. Take a picture of their driver’s license and insurance information, as well. Get a copy of the police report. An official police report of the accident will document who was legally at fault, as determined by the authorities as well as other details that will be important in your accident case.
Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In any motorcycle accident you have rights and options. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Young Wooldridge, LLP can advise you about your eligibility for compensation and your next steps.
Do not discuss the details of the crash with the other driver. The tense scene of an accident is no place to admit guilt or apologize. Accidents often happen fast and determining fault is complicated.
Do not offer or accept an offer to handle the details of a wreck out of court. At the time of an accident, it is impossible to predict what the total cost for repairs and medical attention will be. Failure to file an insurance claim could result in devastating financial losses and inability to access needed care.
Only an experienced investigator and personal injury attorney like those at Young Wooldridge, LLP can review every detail of your situation and discover important facts to help you win your accident case.
Common Injuries Sustained By Motorcycle Drivers Involved In A Crash
Because there is no barrier between you and the road when riding a motorcycle, your injuries in a crash can be severe.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Burns, Scrapes and Road Rash
- Broken Bones
- Muscle Strain and Whiplash
Your state’s insurance laws may offer limited insurance coverage for motorcycle crash injuries. If this is your situation, it is vital that you speak with an attorney who can determine whether you are entitled to additional compensation for medical costs and other damages you sustained.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Understanding the most frequent ways in which motorcycle riders find themselves in accidents will help you avoid these situations and the consequences that can follow.
- Head-on Collisions
- Cars making left-hand turns
- Motorcycle Lane Splitting
- Motorcyclists use of drugs or alcohol
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Road Hazards
- Misuse use of performance bikes
Contact a Law Firm Highly Experienced in Motorcycle Accident Cases for a Free Initial Consultation
Young Wooldridge, LLP represents Californians involved in motorcycle accidents in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas. Contact the firm at 661.451.5617 or online to schedule a free initial consultation about your situation.
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