More than 120,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Per vehicle mile, motorcyclists are about 26 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.
It’s almost always the case that the other driver simply failed to see a motorcyclist while turning left, changing lanes, or pulling into an intersection. Yet motorcycle operators are often blamed as reckless daredevils, despite operating in a safe and legal manner. By investigating and reconstructing the crash scene with the aid of experts, and personally interviewing witnesses, Sacramento motorcycle attorney Jeff Yazel gets to the bottom of who was really at fault. We also pursue third party liability, such as responsibility for poor road conditions.
In 4 of every 5 motorcycle accidents, the operator or passenger is seriously hurt. Catastrophic injuries, particularly head injuries and spinal cord injuries are common, and many crashes are fatal. We pursue every source of insurance to pay for the long-term care and profound personal losses of a permanently disabling accident or wrongful death.
There thousands of commuters and recreational cyclists riding all over the Sacramento area. Unfortunately, this increases the likelihood that a distracted or reckless driver will change a bicyclist’s life forever. With a helmet as the only protection, bike accidents often lead to fatal or permanent and severe injury, such as brain injury, broken bones, amputation, and debilitating back or neck injuries.