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Gathering Motorcycle Accident Evidence

Establishing liability is one of the most crucial elements of a motorcycle accident case, and gathering evidence is of utmost importance as it may go beyond proving who was responsible for the incident. Evidence may demonstrate the extent of the damage to the involved parties’ vehicles and how much each individual lost due to the crash. As such, these factors may mean the difference in the outcome of a personal injury claim for a vehicle versus motorcycle collision. It is essential to collect and preserve any evidence and documentation associated with the crash before it is destroyed or altered as time goes on.

CHP Launches Program to Enhance Motorcycle Safety 

Motorcycle accidents are a major concern for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and they are actively working to enhance motorcycle safety. They’ve initiated a yearlong program called Get Educated and Ride Safe VI (GEARS), with support from the government. The primary aim of this program is to educate people about motorcycle safety across California.

List of Helpful Insurance Coverage for Sacramento Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists in California must carry liability insurance coverage to pay for damages or injuries they may cause to others in an accident. In addition to liability insurance, there are several other types of coverage available for motorcyclists in California. Here are some of the most common types of motorcycle insurance coverage in California:

Accident at Greenback Lane Intersection in Orangevale Injures Motorcyclist

A motorcycle crash resulting in a major injury to the rider occurred in Sacramento County in the Orangevale area on August 21 that left a rider lying in the roadway. The collision was reported at the intersection of westbound Greenback Lane and Kenneth Avenue around 10:24 a.m., according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The individual who called in the crash said they were unsure whether the rider was struck by another vehicle or it was a solo motorcycle collision. 

Serious Complications Can Occur in Motorcycle Road Rash

Motorcyclists who are involved in accidents may suffer road rash, a potentially serious injury. Most people are familiar with the pain associated with road rash, but they may not realize that it can have serious consequences as well. It may be possible for the injured person to seek compensation if the accident injury was caused by a negligent driver or government entity. Since more serious cases of road rash can result in permanent scarring or require reconstructive surgery to repair, seeking compensation can help cover those high medical expenses. 

Rider Loses Control of His Motorcycle on Bicentennial Way

A motorcyclist fatality was reported in Santa Rosa recently after a collision into a light pole. The accident occurred around noon along Bicentennial Way at its intersection with Mendocino Avenue. When officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department arrived, they discovered a motorcyclist in his 50s lying near a Harley-Davidson in the road. Although he was transported by medics to a hospital, he was declared dead after a short while. 

Motorcyclist Dies in Accident Caused by Reckless Driver

The driver of a van who made an illegal U-turn in front of a motorcyclist led to an accident fatality on March 21. The accident happened along Blanco Road eastbound at about 3:30 in the afternoon when the driver made a U-turn that was illegal at West Alisal Street. As the driver made the turn, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), their van came in front of the motorcyclist coming from the other way and they collided. 

Sacramento Motorcycle Rider Laws

Motorcycle riding is a popular sport in California because of its gorgeous scenery and many open roads. However, accidents involving motorcyclists are common. Learning about motorcycle rider laws in the state that can keep a rider safe is important.

Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles Kills Motorcyclist and Injures Passenger

A motorcycle fatality was reported in San Leandro on February 25 in a collision that involved several vehicles. The accident occurred on Interstate 580 eastbound at about 1:15 p.m., which blocked three lanes of traffic. According to the accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), officers arrived at the scene to discover that a motorcyclist, accompanied by a passenger, had gone onto the highway after exiting the on-ramp from Grand Avenue. 

Trial in Accident Between Truck and Motorcyclist Concludes

A serious motorcycle accident in Southern California where a rider required amputation of his lower leg has concluded with an award of  $23.7 million in damages to the injured rider. The accident occurred on December 5, 2017, when the plaintiff was heading southbound along Coldwater Canyon at its intersection with Ventura Boulevard, where he was planning to turn on his motorcycle. At that same time, an employee with an industrial supply company, who was driving a 28-foot utility truck, was waiting to make a left turn onto Coldwater Canyon northbound. 

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