Motorcycle Accidents

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Berkeley Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Attorney Michael Rehm – (510) 418-0820

Compared to 58 California cities of similar size, Berkeley has the 12th highest rate of motorcycle accidents. Studies show that motorcycle riders are at risk because drivers tend to underestimate the speed of an oncoming motorcycle, if the driver notices the motorcycle at all.

Drivers who turn left in front of an oncoming motorcycle are the most common cause of collisions between cars and motorcycles in Berkeley. Drivers also cause motorcycle crashes when they fail to yield as they back out of parking spots, exit from driveways, or change lanes on highways.

When a careless driver causes a collision with a motorcyclist, Berkeley Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm can help the motorcycle rider obtain injury compensation. When a collision is fatal, our Berkeley motorcycle accident team helps surviving family members obtain wrongful death compensation.

Berkeley Motorcycle Accident Injuries

In California, wearing a helmet is the law.  Unfortunately, not even the best helmet can protect against traumatic brain injuries in high-speed collisions.

Other catastrophic consequences of motorcycle collisions include spinal injuries and paralysis, organ damage, and amputations. We also represent motorcyclists who suffer from other serious injuries, including:

  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Road rash and infections
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries to knees, ankles, and elbows
  • Serious burns
  • Torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Nerve damage

We urge every injured motorcyclist to obtain immediate medical attention, so that hidden injuries, including swelling in the brain and internal bleeding, are detected before they become fatal.

Compensation for Berkeley Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident victims are entitled to compensation for injuries caused by negligent drivers. Victims should be compensated for lost wages and loss of future earning ability. Compensation should reimburse their medical and out-of-pocket expenses and cover their future medical treatment.

Compensation for disabling injuries should assure that accident victims can pay for wheelchairs and other costs of coping with a disability. Since every physical injury causes pain and emotional distress, compensation should address the victim’s suffering.

Summary

Motorcycle Accidents produce some of the most sever injuries in the context of accident cases. The need for an attorney in these situations cannot be overstated. For information on how Attorney Michael Rehm can help, call (510) 418-0820 for a free, confidential consultation.