Accidents involving motorcycles account for nearly 15 percent of all traffic fatalities, but motorcyclists make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the Unites States. That’s according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, more than 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 – a 6 percent increase from 2015. And over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
California has more than 900,000 registered motorcycles on our roads. Sadly, in 2016, 560 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in California, which was an 11 percent increase from 2015. More than 14,400 motorcyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes.
Bakersfield and Kern County are great places to ride motorcycles. However, there are a large amount of motorcycle accidents because of careless motor vehicle drivers. If you or someone you know was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Delano and Bakersfield motorcycle injury lawyers can help you determine if you have a case. Give us a call at (661) 616-9829 or visit us at 1731 Chester Ave., Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5220 today.
There are several reasons motorcycle accidents happen. A car may swerve in front of a motorcyclist or may cut the biker off. Vehicle drivers may also fail to yield, may exceed the speed limit, may drive while intoxicated, may turn in front of a motorcyclist too close or may not pay attention to the biker. When drivers are guilty of any of these types of negligence, there are devastating and life-changing effects for motorcyclists. After any type of motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a Bakersfield motorcycle injury lawyer from our firm right away for legal representation.
Arvin and Bakersfield motorcycle injury attorneys take every case seriously and make injured clients a top priority. At Chain | Cohn | Clark, we understand that your injury is costing you and your loved ones money. Unfortunately, many people who are injured in motorcycle accidents sustain permanent injuries or disabilities. Since most people do not have disability insurance and other financial benefits to survive on, it is hard to cover the compounding costs of medical bills, lost work and other living expenses. Our Bakersfield motorcycle injury lawyers help you recover the compensation you are owed.
When you work with our Bakersfield motorcycle injury attorneys, we will start reviewing the police reports, accident photographs and your medical records. We spare no expense to build your case and make it as strong as possible. Your motorcycle accident attorney will collect witness statements if there were any witnesses. Your Bakersfield motorcycle injury lawyer will also recreate the crash with specialists and call in medical experts to testify when necessary.
If you are looking for the best motorcycle injury law firm in Bakersfield, contact Chain | Cohn | Clark today for a free consultation. Get the peace of mind and compensation you deserve. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Bakersfield handle the hard work for you so that you can start rebuilding your life.
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