Most motorcycle accidents involve another motor vehicle—usually a passenger car—and in over half of those accidents, the driver of the passenger vehicle was responsible for the accident after violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. However, insurance companies will often assert that the driver of the passenger car was not at fault due to visual obstructions, the motorcycle being in an unexpected location, or other factors, in attempt to pressure the motorcycle rider into settling for less than is owed. Working with an experienced lawyer will ensure that you have an expert on your side to represent your rights.
Motorcycles offer less protection than other motor vehicles, and victims of motorcycle accidents are more likely to be killed than victims of auto or big rig accidents. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report based on miles traveled, motorcyclists were 32 times more likely to be killed in a motorcycle accident than passenger car occupants were likely to die in any other type of accident. If someone you love was killed in a motorcycle accident, our firm also specializes in wrongful death cases.
Gold Country Harley Riders (GCHR), a nonprofit motorcycle club based in Auburn, faced an uncertain future when it was determined that the necessary legal paperwork to keep the club running and riding was outdated. The Auburn Journal reports what happened once the GCHR reached out to attorney Tom McDonnell for help.
Our motorcycle accident specialists can protect your rights if you were the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by another driver. Call 530-887-8295 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.