Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Modesto
Why You Need An Attorney To SAFEGUARD Your Rights
At the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, our founding attorney understands how catastrophic motorcycle injuries can be following a serious accident. Motorcyclists lack the same protections those in passenger vehicles may rely on in a crash, and as a result, their injuries may be more severe. Because motorcycle riders are more vulnerable in a crash, it is especially important for other drivers to drive with caution and care around motorcyclists. Failure to do so could ultimately cause a motorcycle rider to lose balance, slide out, or crash.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a motorcycle crash, it’s in your best interest to determine how the crash was caused and who could be at fault. In the event that your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the liable party. Legal action could help you seek justice and closure after a traumatic crash, and it could help you secure compensation for costly medical bills and lost wages.
Do You Have a Case? Let our attorney Help.
Here's what makes our firm stand out:
- We have 20+ years of experience fighting for the wrongfully injured.
- Our firm doesn’t charge anything for our services until you have regained your rightful compensation.
- We can use our resources to connect you with the best doctors and medical attention possible.
- Our team can help you get a rental car while your motorcycle is repaired.
- Open client communication is key; we return calls as soon as possible!
Still not convinced we're the right firm for you? Read what former clients had to say about us. We will work to help you establish liability when you file your claim, and recover your rightful damages for your motorcycle accident.
Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation with our Modesto motorcycle accident lawyer.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Damaging?
Motorcycles are a great way to travel around Modesto, which is why many people use them to commute or for recreation. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are not protected by the same safety features that drivers in passenger cars are, which is why these smaller two-wheeled vehicles are prone to serious damage in a crash. And, if a devastating crash occurs, the motorcyclist is very likely to retain the brunt of the injury.
Motorcycle riders are often victims of distracted drivers, bad weather, or poorly maintained roads. If you were injured in a motorcycle-related accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Determining Liability After a Motorcycle Injury
While California does have a helmet law in place to protect riders, the impact a motorcyclist would likely endure in a crash can cause serious and life-altering injuries even with the appropriate protective gear. Whether the rider collides with their own vehicle, another vehicle, or the pavement, these types of dramatic impacts can result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, contusions, road rash, fractures, and more.
In the event that you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you retain the representation of our team. Dean can work with you to determine how your crash was caused and who might be liable. In a motorcycle crash, the motorcycle manufacturer could be liable, as could other drivers, nearby construction crews, road maintenance teams, or anyone else responsible for causing the motorcyclist injury, whether directly or indirectly.
Common injuries suffered by motorcycle riders include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord or neck injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
In extremely serious motorcycle accidents, the resulting damage can be irreparable, resulting in a fatality either at the time of the crash or during the treatment process. These types of losses can be extremely traumatic, which is why calling an experienced wrongful death attorney is so important. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one because of a fatal motorcycle accident, we can assess your situation and help you file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
Make An Appointment with Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When you work with our firm, we can take immediate action to help ensure that your rights are protected after a damaging crash. During your initial consultation, our team can assess your situation and create a personalized legal strategy to help you obtain justice and maximum compensation. Using our experience, extensive knowledge of California laws, and our zealous pursuit of justice, we can determine who is liable for your injuries and help you take action.
Ready to get started? Contact the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis today to discuss your case with our Modesto motorcycle accident attorneys.