If you have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact our Stockton firm, also serving Lodi and Modesto, to speak with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions. Because motorcycles offer less protection than regular passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are more likely to sustain a serious and life-threatening personal injury, such as a spinal cord or brain injury or a burn injury. A motorcycle accident can occur for a number of reasons, but when it results from the negligent actions of another party – be it a fellow driver, a motorcycle company, or a parts manufacturer – the injured person(s) deserve just compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional trauma they face. At Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton, also serving Modesto and Lodi, our motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience in accident reconstruction and investigation. We can help determine who is at fault in an accident and to what extent the guilty party should be held responsible for damages.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 4,553 motorcyclists were killed in 2005, with another 87,000 suffering injuries. These numbers mark a 13 percent increase in motorcycle accident fatalities and a 14 percent increase in injuries over 2004. Most strikingly, the NHTSA estimates that motorcyclists were 34 times more likely to be killed in an accident than car or truck passengers per vehicle mile in 2004. Many of the motorcycle accident claims our firm handles involve the wrongful death of a motorcyclist.
Motorcyclists in the San Joaquin Valley drive in a variety of conditions, from the busy streets of downtown Stockton and Modesto to the open roads of Lodi. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have handled a variety of cases involving dangerous weather conditions, poor road maintenance, vehicle defects, and driver error.
When a motorcycle accident involves only the motorcyclist (this is called a single vehicle crash), the fault usually lies with the driver. According to the Hurt Report – a motorcycle accident study conducted by the University of Southern California – two-thirds of single vehicle crashes are caused by error on the part of the motorcyclist. However, when the motorcycle accident involves another passenger vehicle, it is usually the fault of the other driver. In fact, the Hurt Report concludes that the failure of motor vehicle drivers to detect motorcyclists on the road is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted from another party’s negligence, contact Drivon, Turner & Waters for an evaluation of your case. Serving the Stockton, Modesto, and Lodi areas, our motorcycle accident attorneys have the skills and resources to help you obtain a favorable settlement or verdict.