California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Accidents & Injuries
Lawyers at the Scranton Law Firm know, in most motorcycle accident cases in California, it is not the rider who is at fault. Many of our attorneys ride a motorcycle, and are aware of the dangers involved with them. The major cause of motorcycle accident cases is lack of attention by other drivers or dangerous road conditions. Injuries from motorcycle accidents are far too common.
The level of injury increases for motorcycles simply due to a motorcycle’s open design. Losing control of a two-wheel vehicle during a collision contributes to the number of injuries. Generally, motorcycles end up sliding on the road surface, crashing into a vehicle or a fixed object at the accident site. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in California, the Scranton Law Firm can help you deal with insurance companies.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more motorcycle deaths in the United States occurred in urban neighborhoods compared to rural areas. Motorcycle accidents often involve one of the following:
Left Turns: Traffic enters your lane during a wide-angle turn. Injuries occur when the motorcycle rider collides into or under the vehicle resulting in serious injuries.
Road Hazards: Single motorcycle crashes caused by existing road conditions.
DUI: 28 percent of motorcycle riders are cited for operating a vehicle under the influence.
Lane Splitting: Accidents occur when motorcycles and cars occupy the same lane. A driver's lack of attention or inability to see the rider is the primary cause of injury.
Head-on Collisions: Occur at intersections, vehicles running through a traffic light or using a rolling stop without yielding to oncoming traffic.
Speeding: There are motorcycle models known for speeding above the posted speed limit.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can vary in severity, from serious brain injuries to road rash. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, we always recommend seeing a doctor. It is best to be cautious and determine the best course of action for recovery. Before any of our personal injury attorneys accept a motorcycle accident case, we always require our potential clients to seek medical attention.
Recovering From Your Injuries
Recovering from a motorcycle accident includes handling costs such as medical bills, lost wages, and even the loss of future income. The Scranton Law Firm can offer you free legal advice or we can help you recover what you are entitled to.
What Can Our Lawyers Do For You?
Our personal injury lawyers have the resources and expertise to help you get fair and adequate compensation for your pain and suffering. The pain and stress resulting from an injury can last long after a motorcycle accident victim has healed. The law allows you to obtain compensation if you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s actions.
Insurance Claims & Settlements
The liable person’s insurance company may be required to cover your future medical treatments, lost wages, property damage and lost future earnings. You should take every precaution to protect your relatives and yourself after you have been injured in an accident.
Hiring A California Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Hiring an attorney to protect your legal rights and explore your legal options when it comes to personal injury claims. A number of factors are involved in determining the value of your motorcycle accident settlement. These include your age, occupation, the type of injuries you suffered, scars or disfigurement, and more.
Motorcycle Accident Claims and Lawsuits
Motorcycle accidents and personal injury lawsuits can be very hard to understand, and the process can sometimes get very complicated. Many personal injury cases call for experience, careful attention to detail, and access to numerous resources. Hiring an attorney who is well-versed in motorcycle crash injury law can help you receive proper compensation for your damages. If you plan to seek compensation from the party at fault, they will most likely have a legal team on their side.
When you are involved in a motorcycle accident in California, the law allows you to recover damages for a wide range of losses. Determining whether a driver was negligent is a question of fact. Each motorcycle accident is different and requires a thorough review of the specific facts and circumstances to determine if the other party was negligent. This is something that should be analyzed by an experienced accident attorney as early as possible.
Free Legal Consultation
The Scranton Law Firm offers free consultations for your legal options by phone or email.
Statute of Limitations
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years. In the event you discover an injury later, it may be possible to file a suit from the date of discovery. In cases where the motorcycle is defective, the manufacturer may be liable for the damages.
Injuries & Insurance Claims
Serious injuries can be difficult to detect for drivers and passengers for some time after an auto accident. Depending on the type of injury, you may be faced with long term complications that may not be readily apparent. When it comes to determining the value of your claim, understanding injuries is very important.
The severity of your injury and recovery time are two factors that insurance companies use to determine your settlement amount. Learn more here.