Thousands of riders suffer fatal injuries yearly across the U.S. Anaheim motorcycle accident lawyers may be a dime a dozen, but finding a great lawyer can be a real challenge.
Our 45 years of experience have given us the ability to take care of our clients and give them the experience they deserve, but to become the best, we have had to go above and beyond.
Achieving success in the courtroom is one of our main priorities, but our law firm does not stop at dollars and cents regarding our client’s welfare. The Anaheim personal injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase have decades of experience in and out of courtrooms. We’ve represented over 12,000 Californians, and we may be able to help you too. Call 949-203-3814 for a FREE consultation.
Anaheim Motorcycle Accidents
After a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle accident can be very serious, from broken bones to internal injuries. Because the shell of a vehicle does not protect you, you are at a higher risk of serious and catastrophic injuries. Helmets are great for protecting the brain, but all other organs have very little to no protection.
It is essential that you listen to your physician after your motorcycle crash because healing correctly will save you pain and suffering down the road. After you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, be sure to consider the following;
- Seek immediate medical attention – call 911
- Remove yourself safely away from oncoming traffic or vehicles leaking gasoline
- Try to remain calm and still, so you don’t aggravate your injuries
- Do not speak to the at-fault driver who caused the accident
- Try and note everything if you can
- Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and the location
- Get contact information from witnesses
- Do not admit fault or speak with insurance companies
- Follow all doctor’s advice for optimal recovery
- Consult an attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents
Common Motorcycle Injuries
The NHTSA reported that approximately 88,000 riders were injured in a motorcycle accident in 2013. The severity of injuries depends on the impact and the speed at which the vehicle and motorcycle were going. Since motorcycles do not provide the most protection, it is easy for an individual to be involved in a collision.
The following are the most frequent injuries that occur in a motorcycle accidents.
- Bone Fractures
- Road Rash (skin abrasion)
- Head Injuries (ranging from minor to severe)
The Importance of a Helmet
It may just be a piece of plastic, but that piece of plastic can save you from numerous head injuries and even more importantly, your life. According to the World Health Organization a helmet actually by lowering the impact to your skull.
The helmet operates in that it lowers the chance of brain movement on impact, expands the force of the impact so the head is not damaged in one particular area, and acts as a barrier between you and the pavement.
Safety Tips When Riding a Motorcycle
Being in a motorcycle accident can be devastating to you, your body, and your loved ones. There are precautions you can take to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Invest in a Bike You Can Actually Ride
While it’s nice to want to take on a huge Harley Davidson, it may not be the best fit for you. When it comes to finding the bike for you, you have to consider if it’s even within reach, literally.
When shopping for a prospective bike be sure that you can sit comfortably and reach for the peddles, handlebars and controls. Another important factor is being able to reach the floor. Being able to reach the floor it’s vital to have control and balance when making a stop.
Wear the Proper Gear
Although it may be a tedious task to constantly having to put on layers upon layers it is necessary for your comfort and safety. You want to wear equipment that can protect you from the elements such as rain and even bugs.
Even it’s summer it’s strongly advised that a durable jacket be worn to prevent road rash. In case you are wondering what road rash is, it’s a skin injury that occurs when you slide on the pavement and it’s way more unattractive and painful than your average rash.
Try to Not Ride in Bad Weather
Riding a motorcycle in the rain might not be the safest thing to do. In the first drizzle, the street becomes slippery and the grip provided by your tires may not be as strong. In harsh weather it is better to be gentle on the brakes or even give your motorcycle a rain check.
Why Choose Bisnar Chase?
- The right representation from top attorneys
- Hundreds of millions of dollars recovered
- A 99% success rate
- Free consultations
- No recovery – no fee!
- Experienced in local Orange County courts
- All of our attorneys are trial lawyers
- More than 45 years of serious and catastrophic case victories
We’re not afraid of insurance companies, and in fact, we take them on every day. Before an insurance company can lowball you or intimidate you into signing away your rights, contact our experienced Anaheim motorcycle accident attorneys to discuss your case.
Your injuries, time lost from work and ongoing treatment all need to be professionally evaluated by an experienced lawyer with trial experience. It is important that your attorney has time in the courtroom so that they can properly defend you in the case if a need for trial were to arise.
We Win Motorcycle Cases
Bisnar Chase has won over $650 million for our California and Orange County clients since 1978. We’ve spent decades representing injured plaintiffs and getting fair compensation. Our legal team has decades of experience dealing with motorcycle injuries and we know how to win cases in and out of the courtroom. Your attorney is your protector and we pride ourselves on not only winning cases but also providing client care that is second to none.
- $30M – A motorcyclist struck by a vehicle
- $3M – Motorcyclist hit while on the job
- $3M – Bike vs. Trolley
- $1.5M – Motorcyclist struck by a delivery driver
Contact our Anaheim Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
We know how stressful recovering from an accident can be. While we are known for being aggressive winning lawyers, we also stand out in our field for the compassion we show our clients. John Bisnar, founder, always had one motto — “treat each client like they are your only client” and more than 45 years later we are still standing by that promise.
We are proud to serve Orange County and be rated as one of the best law firms in Orange County and California. Your case is our biggest concern. Let us help you to recover compensation, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in Anaheim. Call 949-203-3814 for a free no-obligation consultation.