Cold Spring Accident Causes Major Injuries to Motorcyclist

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May 20, 2024
Edward Smith

Motorcycle Rider Seriously Injured in Cold Spring Accident Near Skyview Lane

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a May 18 Cold Spring accident involving an SUV. The two-vehicle crash was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring on southbound Cold Springs Road just north of Skyview Lane around 3:30 p.m. Fire Department medics arrived to assess injuries. 

Motorcyclist Hospitalized Following Cold Spring Accident

The motorcycle rider was determined to have suffered major injuries and was transported to a hospital. The roadway was clear for traffic just before 5:00 p.m. A determination of the cause of the accident and which motorist was at fault is being undertaken by CHP traffic accident detectives.

Negligent Motorists and Sonora County Motorcycle Accidents

Negligence on the part of motorists is a common factor in a Cold Spring accident involving a motorcyclist. Many drivers primarily focus on spotting other cars and trucks, often overlooking motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Key causes of motorcycle accidents involving motorists include:

  • Left turns: The leading cause of motorcycle accidents in North Sacramento is motorists turning left in front of riders. Frequently, drivers claim they didn’t see the approaching motorcyclist. In some instances, drivers see the motorcyclist but mistakenly believe they can turn before the rider arrives. Accurately judging a motorcycle’s speed and distance is challenging.
  • Head-on collisions: These accidents occur when drivers cross double-yellow lines on two-lane roads or attempt to pass on a hill, failing to notice oncoming motorcyclists.
  • Stopping short or rear-end collisions: Sudden stops or speeding drivers unable to halt in time often result in serious injuries for motorcyclists, who can be thrown from their bikes.

Compensation Recovery After a Cold Spring Accident Involving a Motorcycle

We’ve handled numerous cases of this nature and offer a complimentary booklet titled The California Motorcycle Handbook, which addresses frequently asked questions following a motorcycle accident in North Sacramento. Additionally, we provide a free case review to discuss your situation and explore compensation options. Motorcycle accidents often lead to severe injuries. The following compensation may be recoverable:

  • Medical: The cost of all medical care including hospitalization, physicians’ bills, surgeries, tests, and rehabilitation is recoverable.
  • Lost wages: Wages lost, as well as other job perks, such as insurance and pension benefits, are recoverable. 
  • Pain and suffering: Recovery of compensation is possible for the injured rider’s physical and emotional trauma.

Our injury attorneys are committed to advocating for motorcyclists’ rights and strive to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

When seeking a personal injury lawyer, take into account these valuable tips from attorney Ed Smith:

 

Sonora Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Sonora motorcycle accident lawyer. Riders know that a motorcycle accident can result in severe trauma. If a negligent driver caused the collision, they can file an injury claim to recover compensation. If you would like free and friendly advice, contact us at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. We also offer online contact. One of our injury lawyers can review your case to tell you whether you can file a claim, answer questions, and let you know how you can get compensation.

Our accident attorneys are members of the Top 1 Percent and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, showcasing our dedication to providing unwavering support to our clients. To view some of the successful outcomes achieved by our injury lawyers, please visit our Settlements & Verdicts page. For genuine feedback from clients and peers, you can read reviews on our profiles at Yelp, Google, and Avvo.   

Photo attribution: Image by David Harper from Pixabay

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