Major Injury Motorcycle Crash in Merced
Officials in Merced reported a recent major injury crash involving a motorcycle rider. The incident took place shortly after 11:00 a.m. along the 300 block of R Street.
Details on the Major Injury Motorcycle Crash in Merced
The motorcycle rider was riding on R Street near West Third Street when a driver of a black Cadillac sedan reportedly made a turn in front of them. This resulted in a traffic collision that left the motorcyclist with serious injuries.
The biker was later transported via air ambulance to a hospital in the Modesto area for treatment. He was last reported to be in critical condition, according to the Merced Police Department (Merced PD). The Cadillac driver was uninjured in the incident, officials reported. Additional information on the motorcycle accident in Merced was not immediately available due to ongoing investigation.
What to Expect from a Motorcycle Accident Injury Case?
Injuries in a motorcycle accident may prove catastrophic due to the lack of physical protection a biker has against a motor vehicle. Most crashes involving motorcyclists are often due to the negligence of motor vehicle drivers who fail to yield the right of way, opening car doors in the direct path of bikers, pulling out in front of them, getting into rear-end collisions with them, and not checking their blind spots. When driver negligence is the cause of the incident, an injured biker may have the right to seek financial compensation for their losses through a personal injury claim brought against the at-fault motorist and their insurer.
All drivers in California are required to register their vehicles and carry state minimum insurance limits. However, not all motorists have enough liability coverage to cover a catastrophic motorcycle accident or none at all. Injured bikers faced with such situations may turn to their insurance company if they carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM and UIM). This type of protection serves to provide an injured party with the financial compensation they need for damages resulting from the negligence of another party that carries little to no bodily injury coverage. What is particularly useful about UM and UIM coverage is that the UM portion of the plan may come into play when a party is injured in a hit-and-run accident.
It is essential to keep in mind that bringing a personal injury claim requires following strict filing requirements and deadlines. While no amount of compensation may undo the injuries or damages that have resulted from a motorcycle accident, financial recovery may help an injured biker by providing the means they need to move forward with their life. Obtaining a fair settlement is not always straightforward as there may be difficult insurance companies and defense counsel involved in the process. That is why it is crucial to retain legal counsel to protect your rights and interests. For information on how to find the best motorcycle accident lawyer in Merced to represent you, watch this video.
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A motorcycle accident may occur for a wide array of reasons, and one of our experienced accident attorneys at our law firm may help establish the other party’s negligence that resulted in the incident, quantify damages, and work with expert witnesses. Our legal team believes that no one deserves to bear the consequences of a crash caused by someone else’s fault and will work hard to obtain the favorable results our clients deserve. Our team of experienced injury lawyers is only a phone call away when you would like to discuss your case and learn how we can help you and your family.
Personal Injury Attorney in Merced
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury attorney. Suffering injuries in an accident as a motorcycle rider may be a life-changing experience. When the incident occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses incurred. Give our law firm a call today to learn more and receive free, friendly advice on your case at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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Our accident attorneys have extensive experience investigating all types of crashes and establishing fault. We have helped injured parties seek the compensation they need and deserve from tragic collisions, and we can help you too. To see a list of case results our law firm has obtained, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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