El Dorado Hills Motorcycle Crash Causes Major Trauma

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October 09, 2023
Edward Smith

Rider Injured in El Dorado Hills Motorcycle Crash on Serrano Parkway 

An El Dorado Hills motorcycle crash on October 3 caused major injuries to the rider in a single-vehicle crash. The accident occurred shortly before 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Serrano Parkway and Terracina Drive. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident blocked the roadway, and a tow was arranged for the Suzuki motorcycle. The injured rider was transported to a hospital for medical care. The cause of the crash is under investigation by CHP traffic accident detectives.

Reasons an El Dorado Hills Motorcycle Crash Occurs

Motorcycles are more difficult to handle than a motor vehicle due to only having two wheels. This makes them more prone to slip or crash if the bike connects with anything in the roadway or the rider is struck by another vehicle. Common causes of these accidents include:

  • At intersections, a motorcyclist may crash if another vehicle suddenly runs a red light or is speeding.
  • A motorcyclist can get hit from the rear if the driver of the vehicle behind is texting or talking on their cell phone.
  • A drunk driver often weaves all over the road, which can lead to an El Dorado Hills motorcycle crash.

Other Causes of a Motorcycle Accident

Not all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. In some cases, the following types of negligence may cause a crash:

  • Lack of roadway maintenance: Dangers on a roadway can lead to an El Dorado Hills motorcycle crash. Potholes, debris and uneven pavement can cause a serious accident. An accident lawyer can investigate and help you file a government claim to recover compensation. Due to the six month limit in which you can file this type of action, getting help from a lawyer can make a difference in whether you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your losses.
  • Motorcycle defects: All riders know that if they have problems with their steering, brakes or another part, they can end up in a serious accident. Keeping the motorcycle following a crash is advised, so it can be examined for defects. If a defect caused your accident, an injury lawyer can help you file a product liability claim to recover compensation.

Those who’ve been injured in an El Dorado Hills motorcycle crash can seek free advice from an injury lawyer, who can examine their case and tell them whether they can file a claim. Compensation that can be recovered includes all of their medical expenses, wages they lost from being unable to work and more. 

Attorney Ed Smith presents the following video with useful information about selecting an injury lawyer:

Personal Injury Lawyer in El Dorado Hills

I am Ed Smith, and I’m a personal injury lawyer in El Dorado Hills. We can help you if you’ve suffered a serious injury that you believe was not your fault by calling (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. Our online contact form is also available for your convenience. A member of our team of accident attorneys can arrange for a free consultation to review your accident case and let you know if you are eligible to file a claim and what your compensation options are.

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Photo attribution: Image by Ely Penner from Pixabay

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