Merced County in California’s San Joaquin Valley is home to the city of Merced, which also happens to be the Merced County seat.
Known as the “Gateway to Yosemite”, Merced measures more than 23 square miles in size, and has a population of nearly 79,000 people. Situated in the greater Central Valley region of the state, Merced’s economy is driven primarily by the retail, distribution and packaging industries.
Due to its fair weather and increasingly populous roadways, such areas in California have become premier destinations for motorcycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, that also means that the state sees an elevated number of accidents involving motorcycles, many of which may result in personal injury.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
Though motorcycle accidents are not necessarily more frequent than other vehicle accidents, they are far more likely to result in severe personal injury, or even death. In fact, when it comes to vehicle-related fatalities in the United States, motorcycle incidents far outweigh any other type of accident by an overwhelming margin.
One of the most common scenarios for motorcycle accidents involves head-on collisions, which account for more than 55 percent of motorcycle accident fatalities.
Another common situation that is consistent in these types of cases involves cars striking motorcycles while they are making left-hand turns. These incidents account for a significant portion of motorcycle accidents with other cars – approximately 42 percent.
Typically, the car strikes the motorcyclist while they are:
- Traveling straight through an intersection
- Passing the car
- Attempting to overtake the car
In most situations, the individual that hits a motorcyclist while making a left-hand turn will be determined to be at fault. However, a motorcyclist may be held partly at fault in the incident if they were speeding or traveling in the wrong lane.
Ultimately, these cases come down to proving one thing – negligence.
Filing Motorcycle Claims in California
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim, which can help recover compensation or other damages to which you may be entitled. Such damages are helpful in offsetting the mounting financial challenges associated with personal injury, and can help protect your interests well into the future.
If you live or work in California’s Central Valley, our very experienced attorneys at Triebsch & Frampton can help. We are proud to serve as advocates for victims of personal injury, including those involved in motorcycle accidents, and can provide the support you need during your recovery.
We understand that dealing with personal injury is never easy, which is why we are committed to working with you to build a strong, convincing case that delivers the settlement you deserve.
We invite you to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation in order to best assess your case. To get started, call the personal injury attorneys at Triebsch & Frampton at (209) 667-2300.
Directions to Triebsch & Frampton, APC, North Palm Street, Turlock, CA 95381 from Merced, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 29 min
Total Est. Distance: 26.0 mi
- Get on CA-140 W/CA-59 N/CA-99 N from W 17th St/W Main St and Martin Luther King Jr Way
- Head southwest on Canal St toward Arbor Ln
- Turn left onto W 17th St/W Main St
- Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Way
- Turn right to merge onto CA-140 W/CA-59 N/CA-99 N toward Sacramento/Gustine
- Follow CA-99 N to S Golden State Blvd. Take exit 209 from CA-99 N
- Merge onto CA-140 W/CA-59 N/CA-99 N
- Continue to follow CA-99 N
- Take exit 209 for Golden State Blvd
- Follow S Golden State Blvd to N Palm St in Turlock
- Continue onto S Golden State Blvd
- Turn right onto E Olive Ave
- Turn left onto N Palm St
- Destination will be on the left
Call us today (209) 330-8077
We are located at:
Triebsch & Frampton, APC,
300 North Palm Street, Turlock, CA 95381