Campbell Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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A motorcycle accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the consequences can last a lifetime. As the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by another party, you may have the right to pursue compensation for all resulting damages. Our skilled Campbell personal injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can help guide you through the process of presenting your claim and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

We can help you with the following types of damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Property repairs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering

Ready to begin? Contact our firm for your free case evaluation today at (800) 900-0863.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Approximately 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in 2015—an increase of 8% from the year before
  • An estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2015
  • 546 motorcyclists were killed in California alone in 2016

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer injuries (and serious ones, at that) in an accident than other motorists. This is due to the fact that they lack the protections passenger vehicles provide: that includes no windshield, seatbelt, cushion, or other barrier—exposing the rider to the environment and its many hazards. Most motorcyclists acknowledge the risks and strictly follow safe riding habits. Contrary to popular myth, they don't have a special predilection towards recklessness.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

A motorcycle cannot usually stand upright on its own, which means that most accidents cause the two-wheeled motor vehicle to fall over. As a result, injuries can be severe—and even deadly. Below are a few of the most common motorcycle accident injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussion
  • Cuts and scars
  • Head trauma
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Soft tissue damage (road rash)
  • Spinal injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

Although an injury is nearly a guaranteed conclusion in a motorcycle accident, the chances of experiencing a serious or fatal injury can be significantly reduced by wearing appropriate safety gear, such as a helmet, gloves, boots, pants and other personal protective equipment. If you are injured, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately or soon after an accident. Many symptoms of accident related injuries may not be obvious right away.

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Awareness of the common causes of motorcycle accidents can help contribute to prevention. If you're a motorcyclist, it's highly advised that you read the information below to reduce your chances of being injured:

  • Left turn collisions: Intersections with left hand turns present what is possibly the most dangerous situation for motorcyclists. Drivers often do not see motorcyclists in their path when making left turns, which can result in a deadly T-bone accident.
  • Rear-end collisions: While rear-end collisions are relatively minor when two motor vehicles are involved, they can be devastating to motorcyclists. Even a low speed collision can cause the motorcyclist to be launched off of their bike.
  • Dangerous road conditions: Debris, grooves, railroad tracks, gravel, potholes, uneven pavement, and other road hazards can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of his or her bike and get into an accident.

Types of Damages You Could Recover

Damages awarded in a motorcycle accident claim usually include compensation for medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, property damage or loss, the inability to work, and pain and suffering. Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP is a professional and experienced law firm in all aspects of personal injury law. We offer a free consultation to all clients during which time we can discuss how to proceed with your case. Our Campbell motorcycle injury attorneys are skilled negotiators and have an excellent success record of settling motorcycle accident cases out of court. If it means a higher settlement, we are ready to present your case in court.

Verdicts and Settlements We Have Recovered for Motorcycle Accident Victims

  • $1,000,000 Recovered: Motorcycle accident resulting in multi-level lumbar fusion.
  • $493,000 Recovered: Motorcycle vs. auto collision resulting in major shoulder injury
  • $475,000 Recovered: Auto vs. motorcycle collision on freeway resulting in severe injury to knee joint
  • Confidential - Motorcycle vs. auto accident where a double policy limit settlement was obtained for motorcycle passenger who sustained severely broken legs due to both the motorcycle and auto driver's negligence

Confidential settlements or settlements where our firm secured the maximum amount of insurance coverage available

A knowledgeable attorney can help you investigate the cause of your accident and identify the liable party so you can get the compensation you need for recovery. Contact our trusted Campbell motorcycle accident lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to discuss your case.

Call our firm at (800) 900-0863 today to schedule a consultation.

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