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Berkeley Motorcycle Accident Attorney

After a Collision, Cheasty, Cheasty, & Malek, LLP Can Help You Get Back on the Road

Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable and are often exposed to negligent and reckless auto drivers. When accidents happen, it is often the motorcyclist who bears the brunt of the injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer who is familiar with motorcycle accident claims, like those at Cheasty, Cheasty, & Malek, LLP, can evaluate your case and help you file a suit. There will be no fee unless we recover for you.

To learn more about how we can help you with your motorcycle accident claim, call our law office at (510) 876-9500.

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are So Serious

Compared to an auto or truck driver, motorcyclists have very little physical protection when involved in an accident. Additionally, car and truck drivers are notorious for not sharing the road with motorcyclists, and accidents are frequently the result of another motorist failing to look for or notice a motorcyclist. The chronic negligence of car, truck, SUV, and bus drivers leave motorcyclists open to injury all too often.

Common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident include:

  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis

If you or a loved one has been injured because of another driver’s negligence, you may have grounds to seek legal compensation.

"Inattentional Blindness"

According to a recent study out of Australian National Universtiy, may drivers experience a phenomenon known as "Inattentional blindness." This occurs when drivers look directly at a motorcyclist or bicyclist and still do not "see" the motorcyclist or bicyclist, even when in plain sight. This is because a driver's brain is dealing with sensory overload when he or she is behind the wheel. This can lead to the driver failing to register the presence of a motorcyclist or bicycle rider, leading to looked-but-failed-to-see, or LBFTS crashes. The study suggests those riding a motorcycle or bicycle in traffic employ daytime running lights for safety.

Call Us Today to Find Out If You Have Grounds for a Lawsuit

At Cheasty, Cheasty, & Malek, LLP, we know how harrowing a motorcycle accident is, and we are committed to providing clients with dedicated, personalized legal representation. Our Berkeley motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge needed to handle even the most complex cases. Named in Best Attorneys of America, we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you. We can help you negotiate with insurance companies, and when necessary, we are prepared to litigate in court. As one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, we have what it takes to be your fiercest advocate.

To find out how we can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries, call our personal injury lawyers at (510) 876-9500.

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