Personal Injury Attorneys Who Advocate for Those Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Vallejo and Fairfield
Helping injured victims seek justice
Motorcyclists have a reputation for driving recklessly — speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, disregarding other motorists and failing to wear the proper safety gear, to name a few examples. But perhaps surprisingly to some, those driving motorcycles are rarely at fault for causing accidents and subsequent injuries. Instead, most collisions involving motorcycles occur when other motorists make negligent or aggressive decisions while driving and crash into a motorcyclist. If you are a motorcyclist who’s been injured by another driver, you need an attorney from Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC who can help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled.
Causes of motorcycle accidents
Negligent drivers cause motorcycle accidents when they fail to take proper care on the road by succumbing to distraction, ignoring speeding laws, neglecting to check mirrors and blind spots or refusing to allow motorcyclists a full lane of roadway. Unfortunately, crashes that might not cause injury in a car-versus-car accident can result in serious personal injury to motorcyclists, whose vehicles do not offer the same protective barrier as cars, trucks, buses and other closed-cabin automobiles.
Proving your case
As experienced trial lawyers, we’ve seen firsthand the bias against motorcyclists with insurance companies and in the court system. We’ve had to work hard to convince authorities that our motorcyclist clients were not partially or fully at fault for accidents in which they were, in fact, victims.
Our road to success involves tapping into our robust professional network of accident reconstruction specialists, doctors, law officials and forensics analysts to gather irrefutable evidence that another driver, or another factor such as poorly maintained roads or mechanical failure, was the true cause of your accident.
Helmet laws in California
California law states that all motorcyclists and motorcycle passengers must wear safety helmets at all times while riding. And for good reason — helmets have been proven to save lives in motorcycle crashes and prevent or minimize head, neck and brain injury. And while failing to wear a helmet could result in a fine, it does not render you ineligible for collecting compensation from a motorcycle accident injury for which another driver was responsible. Noncompliance with the helmet law can, however, be viewed as a mitigating factor, and can therefore affect the amount of compensation awarded to you.
Invaluable legal support when you suffer injury in a motorcycle crash
Gaining compensation for motorcycle accident injuries can be a complicated and difficult process. It’s important to have a trustworthy and experienced lawyer by your side who can protect your rights and advocate on your behalf. At Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC, we support our clients throughout every phase of their injury claims. To learn more about how we can help, call 707-552-3630 or contact our law firm online today.
We offer flexible hours of availability and schedule appointments outside the normal workday at our clients’ convenience. Members of our staff speak Spanish, and we also offer Tagalog and Ilocano translation services. Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC maintains locations in Vallejo, Fairfield and St. Helena, California, and represents clients throughout Solano County, Contra Costa County and Napa County.