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Turlock Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

The attorneys of Silva Injury Law, Inc. are experienced Turlock motorcycle accident lawyers. We treat our clients like family. Unlike other law firms, we care first about being decent human beings rather than our bottom line. If you were in a motorcycle accident in or near Stanislaus County, we want to help you.

 

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle driver on a prone to accident road in Turlock.Though all drivers must obey the rules of the road, driving a motorcycle takes a different set of skills than driving a car. Riding or driving a motorcycle is much more physically demanding. You must be engaged physically and mentally to balance and maneuver the bike in more complex ways than when you are driving a different type of vehicle. You use your entire body to control a motorcycle. You are also more open to the sensory experiences of the environment and the road, so there is a lot more distraction available. This is what makes the ride so enjoyable but also dangerous. You have to be aware of yourself but also of drivers around you. Car drivers can easily miss motorcycles because of their smaller size. Drivers might not be on the lookout for vehicles that are not moving along predictably such as other cars and trucks.

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration reported, in its most recent motorcycle crash statistics annual report, that there were over 5,000 motorcycle deaths in 2019. Some types of motorcycle accidents appear more often than others, including those involving:

  • Left-turning vehicles,
  • Speeding,
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,
  • Risky motorcycle-driving behaviors such as lane-splitting,
  • Distracted driving, or
  • Poor road conditions.

Regardless of how they happen, motorcycle accidents are usually caused by someone’s negligence, whether from the motorcycle driver or the operator of another vehicle.

Safety Tips

Motorcycle drivers and riders must remain hyper-vigilant at all times. It is not always possible to avoid accidents. However, you do have control over what you do to remain safe. Some good safety techniques include:

  • Ride like you are invisible—assume no one else can see you on the road, which will make you more likely to notice risks;
  • Wear reflective clothing;
  • Avoid unnecessary reckless driving maneuvers such as lane-splitting or riding the shoulder;
  • Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles; and
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

You cannot ever expect that other drivers are looking out for you. You must do everything in your power to protect yourself from harm.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

If you were in a motorcycle accident, please take care of your own well-being first. Your health is your top priority. It is also important to see a doctor in case you end up with a lot of expenses because of your accident. Motorcycle accidents are severe or catastrophic more often than they aren’t. You’ll likely have injuries that need treatment and will prevent you from working for a while. You can recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-economic costs such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Whether you were in an accident alone or with other vehicles, you’ll probably end up needing to deal with an insurance company at some point. Insurance companies are very familiar with dealing with accident victims; it’s literally their business, However, they are not your friends. Insurance companies are businesses, and they want to pay you as little as possible, regardless of how badly you were injured. You need an experienced Turlock motorcycle accident attorney to represent your rights. Your attorney will take care of all the insurance negotiations for you. They will investigate your accident and gather the information and documentation necessary to build a strong case in your favor. If your lawyer cannot negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, they will take your case to court if that’s the best option for your circumstances.

Silva Injury Law, Inc. Is Your Turlock Motorcycle Accident Law Firm

If you were injured in an accident, you might be feeling lost and overwhelmed by the pressure of paying for your medical bills and other expenses while you are recovering. Silva Injury Law, Inc. can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our skilled Turlock motorcycle accident lawyer will handle your case from beginning to end with the compassion and expertise that our firm is known for.

 

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We practice with the highest ethical standards. Contact us today to discuss your claim.

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