Motorcycle Accidents

California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyle accidents are rare but oftentimes much more severe than a Car/ Truck accidents because their lack of protection.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the experienced personal injury Attorneys at Torrey Pacific Law on your side to maximize your settlement!

DRIVE NEGLIGENCE CAUSES THE MAJORITY OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

  • swerving in front of a cyclist
  • not checking mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes
  • texting
  • failing to leave sufficient room between vehicles and yield
  • disregard for posted speed limits
  • driving under the influence
  • motor vehicles drivers who do not exercise proper care when making left-hand turns at intersections
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DAMAGES AND SETTLEMENTS

Recovery from a motorcycle accident can be a long process. As a result of your injuries, victims commonly have to deal with costly medical bills, loss of income , emotional pain, physical pain, road rash, mental suffering, and PTSD. If you have suffered an injury you may be entitled to compensatory damages for :

  • Medical Bills
  • Property Loss
  • Lost Wages
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Consortium

COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

Even when wearing proper gear such as a helmet and protective equiptment, a motorcyclist is at a higher risk of sustaining injuries

  • Bone fractures
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Internal bleeding
  • Head injuries/ Brain Damage
  • Hearing Damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of limbs
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain damage
  • Death

Typically, motorcyclists have little protection from the elements and other vehicles. As a result, some of the injuries sustained in an accident include bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, loss of limbs, disfigurement, brain damage and sometimes, death.

If you were injured, or lost a loved one, in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

PROVING LIABILITY AFTER MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A negligent party will usually be held liable for any injuries caused to a motorcycle rider. In order for a motorcycle victim to recover damages, they must show that the driver who was responsible for the accident was NEGLIGENT. This includes proving that:

  1. The driver owed the motorcyclist a duty of case.
  2. The driver breached his or her duty of care through negligence
  3. The driver’s negligent actions were the significant factor that caused the motorcyclist’s injuries
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THE AFTERMATH OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

The risks of getting severely injured in a motorcycle accident are quite high especially without proper gear. When hit by another motorist, the body absorbs the shock and impact of the other vehicle. In most cases, the force of getting hit sends the rider flying off the motorcycle and extensive head injuries, concussions and other life-threatening injuries are sustained.

As a result, motorcycle accidents are responsible for twice the amount of severe injuries and fatalities than any other type of vehicle-related accident.

Here are some steps to take after a motorcycle accident (this is under the assumption that the motorcyclist is not severely injured or unconscious):

SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT

Many motorcycle accidents are very serious and may result in head trauma, traumatic brain injuries or paralysis. Some riders have been said to be doing fine immediately after an accident, only to develop symptoms which revealed internal injuries. It is important to be transported to the hospital after an accident to check the victim’s vital signs. The stay in the hospital should be as long as the healthcare provider recommends. Stick to the treatment regimen and obey every instruction given by the doctor, including staying off of work or foregoing certain activities until fully recovered.

Asides for health purposes, seeking medical treatment helps to establish the timing of the injury and the causal link between the accident and the injury.

TAKE PICTURES

This could serve as evidence as to the nature of the accident. Take pictures of the damaged motorcycle, the other vehicle, the driver, road signs, weather conditions and even time of the day.

CALL THE POLICE

It does not matter how minor the accident seems, you should always call the police to help document the accident. A police report typically contains important information such as the other driver’s vehicle, insurance and identity. The police are also in the position to know if the other driver has a history of endangering other road users.

DON’T REPAIR YOUR MOTORCYCLE

If you are thinking of suing for damages, it is advised that you do not repair your motorcycle. That is your biggest piece of evidence. It proves the veracity of your claim. Also, to properly value your case, accident reconstruction experts can use it to testify about the nature and severity of the accident.

EXPENSE TRACKING

Keep a concise record of all the cost accrued during and after the accident – medical expenses, lost time from work and property damage. Provide this information to your lawyer.

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AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA

Do not post the accident online for any reason because this can compromise your case. Insurance companies may be on the lookout for information that is contrary to your claims.

TALK TO A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER

A motorcycle accident lawyer can advise you of the options as well as help explain the legal process and what to expect. Your lawyer may suggest bringing in additional professionals such as accident reconstruction experts, economists or medical experts to help prove the claim. As a victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important that you retain the services of a personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling with motorcycle accidents.

HOW A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER DIFFERS FROM OTHER LAWYERS

Both lawyers share the same knowledge of the law. Most lawyers take on these types of cases as well as a wide range of other types of cases with no specific specialty. In effect, they do not possess the experience and knowledge in personal injury cases as a lawyer who specializes in this area.

A motorcycle accident lawyer is a specialist in motorcycle accident law and personal injury. You should also know that a motorcycle injury lawyer is very different from a car accident lawyer even though they both specialize in accidents and personal injury cases.

A motorcycle accident attorney is more knowledgeable about motorcycles, their specifications, their functions and all the intricacies of a motorcycle accident lawsuit. Different laws guide the different kinds of personal injury lawsuits, so working with a lawyer who is well-versed in motorcycle accidents will be to your advantage.

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE US

We are the top choice when hiring motorcycle accidents because our team is familiar with all laws governing motorcycles and have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies. We have access to the top experts. Motorcycle accident cases are considered among the most difficult to litigate because there seems to be a bias against motorcyclists and they get judged more harshly that other accident victims.

Moreover, these cases are complex due to the nature of the injuries sustained, the science involved in the accident and other contributing factors in the accident. Due to these complexities and possible complications, it is important that motorcycle accident victims are aware of their rights and take proactive steps to protect themselves and get duly compensated.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

We understand the every significance of a motorcycle accident – from the injuries to medical bills and permanent disabilities. We know that a large amount of time, money, and pain are often involved in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. Many accident victims prefer to let the lawsuit go just because they do not want to go through the process of preparing documents, calling insurance companies and fighting to be paid for damages. This is where we take up the reins and coordinate the process with legal expertise, maneuvering the pitfalls set up by insurance companies who try to avoid making a payout. We are seasoned in handling motorcycle accident cases, so we remain undaunted no matter the challenges thrown our way.

FULL REPRESENTATION

We represent all kinds of motorcycle accident cases, from hit and runs, rear-end crashes, failure to yield to limited visibility collisions and stop sign accidents. Our purpose is to represent you and guide you through the legal process. We not only handles all the crucial details that follow the accident, we fight for you to ensure you have the best chance possible in winning the maximum financial compensation that you deserve. Often, motorcycle accident cases are settled outside of court through negotiations and settlements with the other party or their insurance company. If the case must go to trial, we will help maximize your chances of success.

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WE BUILD YOUR CLAIM

We work with you to build your claim by collecting scene and police report, gathering witness statements, investigating the other motorist’s driving history, reconstructing the accident scene using your motorcycle as our main evidence and consulting experts to correctly assess the extent of damage you must have suffered. Also, we will be the ones to contact the insurance company about your case.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIMS

After an accident, we contact the negligent party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement for costs incurred. We leverage information collected to recover compensation for your expenses. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you should never accept the initial offer of an insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for offering victims a pittance in the hopes of saving themselves money. Their lawyers will try to convince you that you are getting a good deal and hitting them with a lawsuit will be a waste of time and resources. If you accept the settlement offer, you are giving up your right to pursue further damages and may be left with unpaid bills on the long run.

If negotiations with insurance companies initiated by your own lawyer are unsuccessful or unsatisfactory, you can decide to pursue legal action.

If your accident was caused by poor road conditions, you may still have a case but against the city or state government where it happened, instead of against another motorist.

In some cases, the accident could be caused by a defect in your motorcycle or the other party’s vehicle. Your lawsuit would be against the manufacturer of the car or the faulty parts, in order to receive compensation for your injuries.

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