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Folsom Motorcycle Crash With Vehicle Hospitalizes Rider

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May 25, 2024
Edward Smith

Rider Hospitalized After Folsom Motorcycle Crash on Creekside Drive

A Folsom motorcycle crash involving another vehicle occurred on May 23. The rider was seriously injured and hospitalized, according to authorities with the Folsom Police Department. The collision occurred on Creekside Drive near North Lexington Drive and East Bidwell Street around 4:30 p.m. 

Road Shut Down for Investigation After Folsom Motorcycle Crash

The area where the Folsom motorcycle crash occurred was shut down for more than four hours as police conducted an investigation into the cause of the collision. Information was not provided on whether there were additional injuries.

Seriousness of Motorcycle Accidents

A Folsom motorcycle crash is especially serious because of the vulnerability of the rider. When a motorcyclist becomes involved in a collision with another vehicle, it can cause bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and others. While a motorcyclist has the right to recover compensation if the other driver was negligent, it isn’t easy without help from an injury lawyer.

Jury and Insurance Company Prejudice Against Motorcycle Riders

Unfortunately, motorcycle riders often face significant prejudice from juries and insurance companies. This bias can stem from a variety of misconceptions about motorcyclists. Juries, for example, may harbor the stereotype that motorcycle riders are reckless or inherently dangerous, leading to unfair judgments in the case of accidents.

Similarly, insurance companies may view motorcyclists as high-risk clients, often resulting in higher premiums and less favorable claim settlements for riders than other vehicle operators.

Seeking Help From a Law Firm That Can Combat Motorcyclist Prejudice

The lawyers with our firm know what can happen when an insurance company uses disingenuous tactics to avoid paying a motorcycle accident claim. They also know how to combat jury prejudice so riders can obtain the compensation they deserve. We have handled so many cases we released the California Motorcycle Accident Handbook to answer questions commonly asked following a crash. You can download it free on your Kindle.

What Compensation Is Recoverable if I File a Claim?

Obtaining the compensation you are entitled to following a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence starts with understanding the types of recoverable damages, listed below:

  • Medical expenses: You can recover costs related to surgical procedures, doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, and other medical care related to your injury.
  • Lost wages: If your injury has required you to miss work, you can recover lost wages and future earnings extending beyond the settlement period.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional trauma, and mental anguish can be sought under pain and suffering damages.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injury has hindered you from enjoying activities such as hobbies or recreational pursuits, you are entitled to seek compensation for this loss.
  • Loss of consortium: The injured party’s spouse or partner can recover damages for loss of companionship, consortium, and support.

Accident attorney Ed Smith shares valuable insights in the video below about the steps to take to find a lawyer:


Folsom Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a motorcycle accident attorney in Folsom. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash due to another’s negligence, my legal team and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. For free and friendly advice, reach out to one of our accident attorneys at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also contact us online.

Throughout the years, we, as a highly experienced and successful legal team, have consistently helped numerous individuals secure the compensation they need following an accident. Visit our profiles on Google, Yelp, Avvo, and our Verdicts & Settlements page to review some of our past case results. We are proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have been recognized within the Top One Percent. You can trust us to fight for your rights.

Photo attribution: Image by Éva Zara from Pixabay

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