Nadrich & Cohen represents those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in Merced, CA, helping motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and more.
Merced, CA saw 185 motorcycle crashes from 2012 through 2021, according to California Highway Patrol data. Motorcycles can provide their riders with freedom and exhilaration. However, unfortunately, there’s always the risk of getting in a motorcycle crash when you ride a motorcycle, and these crashes can cause serious injuries to motorcycle riders because motorcyclists lack the protection of a vehicle shell around them.
An injured motorcyclist is often left injured too badly to work, facing tons of huge medical bills, and unable to pay those huge medical bills since they can’t work. This difficult situation is exactly the kind of situation that a Merced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you with. We can handle every step of your motorcycle accident claim for you so you can pay your bills and all you’ll have to do is sit back, focus on recovering from your injuries and let us do all the work for you.
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen will handle your motorcycle accident case on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you will not be charged any fee for a motorcycle accident attorney to represent you until and unless we recover financial compensation for you from an insurance company or another party. We charge no upfront fees to represent those with motorcycle accident injuries and we charge no out-of-pocket fees to handle personal injury claims.
If you are a motorcycle accident victim who can’t afford treatment for their motorcycle injuries, we can get you to doctors who will not charge you for treatment until your case is over. Doctors do this for us because they’re well aware of our long track record of success handling motorcycle accident claims. We’ve been handling motorcycle accident claims for over 30 years and have recovered in excess of $400,000,000 for our clients.
Call the Merced motorcycle accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle wreck. You can also text us from this page or fill out the free contact form on this page.
How Can A Merced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
At Nadrich & Cohen, our team focuses on obtaining results for every injured motorcycle rider we represent. We approach things aggressively and thoroughly. The best evidence of the success of our firm is our satisfied clients.
Most victims of motorcycle accidents face new difficulties while struggling through the recovery process after suffering sometimes catastrophic injuries. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you definitely don’t need to deal with long, protracted negotiations with the insurance companies and their lawyers. It’s unfortunate that organizations like these use legal tactics to avoid having to pay motorcycle accident victims what they deserve.
Our Merced motorcycle accident attorneys have a commitment to obtaining the maximum compensation possible for our clients. We will:
- Thoroughly and fully investigate your motorcycle accident in order to identify the cause
- Obtain the assistance of accident reconstruction experts
- Work with financial and medical experts in order to come up with an insurance demand which accounts fully for all of your injuries
- Take care of any and all procedural requirements and paperwork required to file your claim
- Negotiate with defense lawyers and the insurance company on your behalf
- Be prepared to fiercely advocate in order to protect your legal rights in a trial if an insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement
At Nadrich & Cohen, we have been handling motorcycle accident cases since 1990. It’s important that we have experience handling these specific cases since motorcycle accident cases are more complicated – and often involve much more severe injuries – than typical personal injury cases. The challenges motorcycle accident victims face are also often different from the challenges most victims of other types of auto accidents face.
Insurance companies will always put up a fight if severe injuries occurred. Having a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer on your side will improve the chances you receive the compensation you deserve. Call a personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free case evaluation to learn more regarding how we can assist you.
What Injuries Are Common In Motorcycle Accidents?
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
Road rash can necessitate extensive treatment and lead to tremendous pain. Road rash occurs when bikers are thrown from motorcycles and skin is scraped away by the road, resulting in lacerations and damage to surface nerves. Road rash often leads to infections necessitating antibiotics and medical treatment.
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Degloving is when large sections of skin are entirely removed from any tissue beneath them. This can be a catastrophic injury which can need extensive surgery to treat it and can even be fatal. Skin grafts might be necessary, and it’s sometimes necessary for amputation to occur. Physical therapy is usually needed on a long-term basis after a degloving injury.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can lead to serious consequences which last the rest of your life. Motorcycle riding can lead to accidents which cause spinal cord injuries that lead to chronic neck or back pain, paralysis or even death. Motorcyclists’ spines are not protected by motorcycles, so these types of injuries are far too common.
A lot of motorcyclists wear helmets in order to protect their head. However head injuries such as traumatic brain injuries still occur. These injuries often lead to death, or lead to coma, brain damage or lost sensory perception. It’s always a good idea to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle to minimize any potential head injury if you’re in an accident.
Injured motorcyclists often end up with arm injuries when they’re thrown from their bikes. Motorcyclists thrown from their bikes will often attempt to brace for impacts with their arms, and this can cause bone fractures, damage to nerves, and other injuries which may need long-term recovery and care.
It’s common for injuries to feet, knees and hips to occur in a motorcycle collision. These injuries can happen during impact or after impact, especially when bikers are thrown from their bikes. Broken bones, damage to muscles and other injuries may require treatment and physical therapy to recover.
Compensation Available In A Motorcycle Accident Claim
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney at our law firm can help you recover financial compensation for numerous types of damages, including but not limited to:
Your injuries sustained in your motorcycle accident have probably already led to medical bills and you might face additional medical bills in the future as you need future treatments. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for all past and future medical bills related to your motorcycle crash.
Those injured in motorcycle crashes often miss out on wages because they’re hurt too badly to work or need to miss time from work to get their injuries treated. A Merced motorcycle accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover any wages you’re unable to earn due to your injuries.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
Merced motorcycle accidents can cause such severe injuries that victims are left unable to work again or unable to ever again work in the same field. If you’ve suffered a loss or reduction of your earning capacity due to your accident, a Merced motorcycle attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for this.
Pain And Suffering
When motorcycle accidents happen, their victims are often left with injuries which cause tremendous physical pain as well as mental suffering. We can help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering by filing a motorcycle accident claim or motorcycle accident lawsuit on your behalf.
If your motorcycle was damaged or totaled at the accident scene, our experts in motorcycle accident law can help you recover compensation to get your bike fixed or replaced.
Unfortunately, fatal motorcycle accidents sometimes occur. Nadrich & Cohen helps the families of those lost to motorcycle fatalities recover compensation for their loved ones’ pain, suffering, medical expenses, funeral costs and burial costs. We can also help you recover compensation for losing your loved one’s income, love, companionship and household services.
Fighting Insurance Companies After A Merced Motorcycle Accident
An insurance company will do whatever it can to protect their own profits, including devaluing and denying a motorcycle accident claim even when they’re well aware their policyholder is at fault. The at-fault party’s insurance company will wish to talk with you soon after a claim is filed by their policyholder. The insurance company will assign an insurance adjuster to investigate your accident and make a decision whether or not to approve a claim.
This adjuster will collect as much information, documentation and evidence as they can while investigating the accident. The goal of the adjuster will be to find reasons to deny your claim or make sure they don’t have to pay you what you deserve. They will try to get you to make a recorded statement and try to get you to release your medical records.
It is dangerous for you to talk to the at-fault party’s insurance company and you should not do so. Insurance adjusters will literally try to trick you to say things they can use to devalue or deny your claim. Let a lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen handle any and all communications with insurance companies for you in order to protect your claim’s value. Your attorney won’t provide any information that isn’t necessary. You don’t have to provide insurance companies with a recorded statement. You only have to give medical documentation of any injuries which are related to your motorcycle crash.
Insurance companies will often make quick settlement offers immediately after motorcycle crashes to protect their profits, especially when they’re aware their policyholders caused accidents and injuries. These offers are predatory, attempting to get injury victims who are desperate for money to pay their bills to accept low ball offers.
Early offers like these are usually a small fraction of a claim’s actual value. This leads to a reduction in the payout for the insurance company, preventing them from giving you additional compensation in the future. Once a settlement is accepted, you waive any right to file a lawsuit for additional compensation regarding the same injuries and event.
The biggest issue in terms of accepting early settlement offers is most injury victims aren’t aware of their injuries’ full scope and the chances they have to make a fully recovery. Accepting offers too soon can leave injury victims without the funds to pay for future medical treatments such as surgeries.
In addition, when injuries prevent people from working they end up missing out on compensation for lost wages in the future, possibly leaving households in financial binds since they lack the funds to pay for transportation, food and monthly expenses.
Merced motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced in negotiating and communicating with insurance companies. They know all too well about all the strategies used by insurance companies to avoid liability. Nadrich & Cohen help motorcycle accident victims through the insurance claim process, evaluate each settlement offer and fight tooth and nail to recover maximum compensation for their clients.
Is There A Time Limit To File A Motorcycle Accident Claim In Merced?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Merced, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This time limit is called a statute of limitations. If you don’t meet this time limit, you can be forever barred from recovering compensation for your injuries.
This time limit is much shorter, however, if a government agency is liable for your injuries. Say your accident occurred partially because of a dangerous roadway condition which should have been fixed by a government agency but was not. In this case you’d only have six months from the date of the accident to file your motorcycle accident claim.
You shouldn’t expect the best results if you wait until the last minute to call a lawyer. Motorcycle accident cases are complex and it can take quite a while to build a convincing case. Calling us today gives our motorcycle accident lawyers the most time possible to build a strong case for you and make sure all paperwork is filed in time.
Don’t wait – call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle crash in Merced. You could be eligible for financial compensation.