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Minor Injuries Reported in North Highlands Motorcycle Accident

Watt Avenue Collision Occurs Between Motorcyclist and Other Driver

A motorcycle accident injury was reported in North Highlands on September 9 following a collision with a passenger vehicle. The accident happened around 9:39 in the morning on Watt Avenue between Karen Lane and Karl Drive. Both of the vehicles pulled over to the right-hand side to not impede traffic. 

Motorcycle Accident Investigated to Determine Who Was at Fault

According to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the motorcycle rider was up and walking around. However, emergency responders with the fire department were called as a precaution and determined the rider had suffered only minor injuries. A tow truck was called to remove the motorcycle. The CHP is investigating to find out how the motorcycle accident with the other vehicle occurred.

Major Injuries Are Common in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists commonly suffer serious injuries in an accident, especially if the collision is with a passenger vehicle or truck. Because a motorcycle only has two wheels, keeping it balanced can require agility and experience. There is no contest on who will come out on top when a motor vehicle is involved. Although some motorcycle accidents are caused by an error on the part of the rider, many are because of a negligent driver of a passenger vehicle, including:

  • Turning left in front of a rider is the main cause of a motorcycle accident involving another vehicle.
  • Dooring is another type of accident that occurs that involves a motorcycle rider when a driver or passenger parked at a curb opens their door without looking for oncoming traffic.
  • Changing lanes without checking the blind spot on an auto is a common cause of accidents when the motorcyclist is lane splitting. Unfortunately, the rider ends up sandwiched between vehicles with no space to maneuver out of the way.
  • When a motor vehicle rear-ends a motorcycle at an intersection, it can eject the rider from his bike or push it forward, resulting in serious injuries.
  • Stopping short in front of a motorcycle rider can cause them to be ejected and thrown onto the vehicle or ground, both of which can result in traumatic injuries.
  • Speeding by a motorist can cause a serious motorcycle accident because the driver can’t stop in time to avoid a collision. 

Getting Fair Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

When a motorcycle rider is injured by a negligent driver, a personal injury attorney can help them get fair compensation to pay their medical expenses, for their time off work and for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Over the years, we have successfully handled cases of this type and may be able to do the same for you. 

Our evidence collection is key in supporting any injury claim, which includes performing accident reconstruction to show how the motorcycle accident occurred and who was at fault. Our investigators go over the police report to ensure its accuracy and interview any witnesses to the motorcycle accident. Another evidence collecting technique the investigators use is to check area surveillance cameras to see if the accident was captured on tape. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome or take the case to civil court if necessary.

North Highlands Personal Injury Lawyer

My name is Ed Smith. I am a North Highlands personal injury lawyer with free and friendly advice to offer if you’ve been injured by a negligent driver or other entity. Please give me a call at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case review, to have your questions answered and to see what options are available to collect damages. You can also reach us online at My legal team and I have helped North Highlands residents since 1982 in obtaining the compensation they deserve following all varieties of traffic accident injuries, wrongful deaths, and other cases.

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