Motorcycle Accident Injures Rider Near Modesto
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto motorcycle accident attorney. A motorcycle accident occurred near Modesto during the afternoon of Sunday, July 30, 2017. Unfortunately, the collision caused the rider to suffer traumatic injuries.
A report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that a motorcyclist was traveling northbound along Highway 99 in the vicinity of the Tuolumne Boulevard off-ramp at approximately 4:27 pm. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle crashed along the gore point of the off-ramp for Tuolumne Boulevard.
Was the Rider Injured?
The impact of this collision caused the cyclist to suffer traumatic injuries. The motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition.
What Caused the Motorcycle Accident?
Officials have not yet ruled out a cause of the motorcycle accident. It usually takes authorities one to two weeks from the date of the accident to process a Traffic Collision Report. A traffic report may sometimes be inconclusive or contain a critical error relating to fault. It is important, especially when a victim has been seriously injured, to contact an experienced Modesto motorcycle accident lawyer. An experienced accident lawyer can help pinpoint liability.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
A 2014 fatal crash data report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that motorcyclist fatalities occurred 27 times more often when compared to fatalities in other vehicles. The report also stated that approximately 43% of all motorcycle riders who passed away in single vehicle accidents were alcohol-impaired. It is important for all motorists to be aware of your surroundings, drive responsibly and share the road with fellow motorcyclists. Practicing good driving habits such as avoiding texting and driving and drinking and driving can ensure the safety of not only yourself but also others traveling along the roadway.
Motorcycle Accidents Involving Uninsured/Under-insured Motorists
Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist Protection (UM) is an optional benefit that may be added to your insurance policy to protect yourself and other occupants in your car. Although this benefit is not required in the state of California, it is still a good option to have in the event of an automobile accident. For example, if a motorist collides with your vehicle and has no liability insurance or not enough insurance to compensate you for your losses, the UM coverage under your policy can cover you. These benefits may also assist you for covering for expenses resulting from a hit-and-run driver or a phantom driver. For more information, contact an experienced Modesto personal injury lawyer.
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