Because motorcycles offer less protection than other motor vehicles, approximately 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents end in injury or death. In many of these motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclist was not at fault.
Approximately 75 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle, usually a passenger car. In over half of those multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents, the driver of the passenger car caused the motorcycle accident by violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. Notwithstanding these statistics, insurance companies will often assert that the driver of the passenger car was not at fault due to visual obstructions, the unexpected location of the motorcycle, or other factors. The objective of the insurance company in raising these contentions is to pressure the motorcycle rider into settling for less than is owed.
Wrongful Death Lawyer Handling Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, victims of motorcycle accidents are more likely to be killed than victims of auto accidents or big rig accidents. Motorcycles account for about 2 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States; however, victims of motorcycle accidents account for over 8 percent of the motor vehicle crash fatalities. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report based on miles traveled, motorcyclists were 32 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than passenger car occupants were likely to die in any other traffic crash.
At our firm, we understand how tragic and devastating such a loss can be. While no legal victory can replace the life of your loved one, our wrongful death lawyers fully explore and investigate the depth of loss that has been sustained by each family member that has been left behind. Our years of experience in successfully handling wrongful death claims in California, and throughout the country, will be brought to help you and your family receive compensation for loss of income and support, medical bills, funeral expenses, and damages for loss of companionship.
Contact a Redding, California Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death Lawyer
A motorcycle accident/wrongful death lawyer at Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel can help you. Our lawyers offer contingent fee agreements, so there is no cost to you unless we win or settle your lawsuit in your favor. For a personal injury attorneys free case evaluation, contact our Northern California injury law firm today.