Motorcycle Collision on Salida Boulevard
The California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle vs. motorcycle collision on Salida Boulevard on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. The traffic accident happened shortly after 7:40 p.m. in the northbound lane of Salida Boulevard in the vicinity of Pelandale Avenue, according to officials.
Details on the Motorcycle Collision on Salida Boulevard
A preliminary report by authorities revealed that a 19-year-old Modesto man was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 pickup truck headed northbound on Salida Boulevard. At the same time, a 23-year-old Modesto man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle behind the Ford pickup truck. For unknown reasons, the Ford driver allegedly made a U-turn.
The motorcycle rider allegedly rear-ended the pickup truck, CHP traffic officers reported. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious head injuries. An update regarding his condition was not immediately available.
The California Highway Patrol indicated that there was signage for “No U-Turns” at the accident scene. However, officials said they will consider all possible factors involved in the motorcycle crash. Additional information was not immediately available.
What Motorcycle Riders Should Know About Personal Injury Cases
The hours, days, and weeks after a car vs. motorcycle collision may be stressful and overwhelming, to say the least. Injuries from the crash may leave a motorcyclist temporarily or permanently out of work, all while dealing with mounting medical care costs. Other bills may keep piling up when an injured motorcycle rider is recovering from the incident. When the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, an injured biker may seek reimbursement of economic and non-economic damages through a bodily injury claim.
The unfortunate reality is that the personal injury claims process is not always easy and straightforward, especially if an injured party does not have legal representation. That is because the insurance company representing the other side may look for ways of limiting their liability to decrease their payout. In some situations, insurers may deny claims outright. It is useful to work with a skilled Modesto motorcycle accident lawyer who can use their experience and resources to build a strong case for maximum financial compensation.
An injury attorney will review the facts and circumstances of the case to determine recoverable damages. This may include medical records and working with expert witnesses to establish liability for the incident and resulting losses. A lawyer may seek damages such as medical expenses, wage loss, lost enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. Bear in mind that you have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. When a settlement is not accepted, and a lawsuit is not filed within this period, the court may throw out the case resulting in the loss of the right to financial compensation. Learn how our legal team can help you with your motorcycle injury case by watching this video.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Modesto
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A motorcyclist is more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident, particularly when other motor vehicles are involved. When dealing with such a situation, seek the assistance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to bring a bodily injury claim against negligent parties. At AutoAccident.com, our legal team has decades of combined experience handling these cases and we can review your case at no charge. We are available anytime to provide free, friendly advice on how to move forward in your situation. Learn more by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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