Assisting Motorcycle Accident Victims In Northern California
A motorcycle rider who is injured in an accident often faces bias from the moment the patrol officer arrives at the accident scene until the jury returns its personal injury verdict. To protect your rights, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.
At Parranto & Applegate in Santa Rosa, California, we offer a one-on-one consultation to motorcycle accident victims to answer your questions about compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other types of damages.
Who Was At Fault?
Even in car-motorcycle accidents where the liability seems clear, the driver of the car may blame the accident on the motorcycle rider. When talking to police, drivers will often say that the motorcyclist was going too fast. Sometimes, police officers will write down in their report that the motorcyclist was speeding based on nothing more than the word of the driver who caused the accident.
In one of the cases we handled, an SUV took a left turn in front a motorcycle, causing an accident in which the motorcyclist was injured. The driver of the SUV claimed that the motorcyclist was speeding, a claim that was accepted by the police officer arriving at the scene.
People often misjudge the speed of motorcycles because of their small size relative to cars. In this case, attorney Julia Parranto created a computer animation of the accident from the point of view of the SUV driver. The animation demonstrated to the jury what the driver of the SUV would have seen if he had been paying attention.
Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injuries such as head, neck and back injuries and severe road rash. As your lawyer, Julia Parranto will use experts such as life care and financial planners to determine how much compensation you need to meet your needs now and in the future.
Don't Wait — Call Us Today
Protect your rights if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Call (707) 573-8868 or fill out the contact form on this website to arrange a consultation with attorney Julia Parranto. Our law office is located in Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine region of Northern California.