We Help Motorcyclists Through Any Challenge After An Accident

Motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions. Because motorcycles offer less protection than regular passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious and life-threatening injuries such as spinal cord, brain and burn injuries.

Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons, but when they result from the negligent actions of another party — be it a fellow driver, a motorcycle company or a parts manufacturer — the injured deserve just compensation for the physical, financial and emotional trauma they face.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, in Stockton, our 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. To learn more, visit our motorcycle accidents FAQ page.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

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.

Common Causes

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 (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. When a motorcycle accident involves another passenger vehicle, however, it is usually the fault of the other driver. In fact, the Hurt Report concluded that the failure of motor vehicle drivers to see motorcyclists on the road is the No. 1 cause of motorcycle accidents.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted from another party's negligence, contact Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, for a free evaluation of your case. We have the skills and resources to help you obtain a favorable settlement or verdict. Call 209-800-8971 or contact us online to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.