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Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be life changing. Common injuries that occur in a motorcycle accident include everything from lacerations and road rash, to bone fractures spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Bad accidents may cost motorcyclists several thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical treatment and bills. It can also result in lost wages and significant emotional and physical trauma and pain.

When you contact our legal team, you can feel confident that we will aggressively present your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases and will help you navigate your claim.

Don’t take your chances by trying to negotiate your motorcycle accident claim on your own. Our legal team has experience handling this type of situation and will ensure that you get the full value of your claim. The first step is to get in touch with us. We can take over the legal process and handle all the aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery.

Why You Should Hire Our Legal Team for Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

When you hire our legal team, you can feel confident that we are committed to you and your case. We will help you recover maximum compensation for your claim during our legal services and understand the laws that apply to your case.

Our goal is to create an environment where victims who suffer due to an act of negligence don’t have to struggle. Our attorneys have years of experience in all areas of law, which includes motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents.

When you hire our Irvine attorneys, you can also feel confident that we will accept your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we help you recover compensation successfully.

How We Can Help with Your Irvine Motorcycle Accident Claim

Many insurance companies will try to escape liability by pressuring clients to accept a settlement that is less than what their case is worth.

A better option is to contact our Irvine motorcycle accident lawyers, who have experience handling these cases. We will ensure that the proper value is determined. Once we know the worth of your case based on the information and evidence gathered, we can begin negotiations with the insurance company of the at-fault party on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement, we have no problem litigating the claim in court to ensure you get what you deserve.

Common Causes of California Motorcycle Accidents

Determining the cause of your California motorcycle accident is one of the first steps to obtaining the financial compensation you deserve in California. This is an at-fault insurance state, which means that the at-fault driver’s insurance must pay for all your accident-related losses. The party that caused the accident you are in may have to cover costs like medical bills, repair or replacement of your motorcycle, noneconomic damages, lost income, and other things. It’s worth noting that the at-fault party can be one or several people.

Some of the most common parties that are considered at fault in a motorcycle accident include:

A Driver

If a distracted or negligent driver hits a motorcycle, their insurance provider might owe you for the damages you suffer. Drivers may cause the accident by texting and driving or due to other types of negligence like speeding, distracted driving, breaking the rules, drunk driving, or ignoring the right of way of a motorcyclist.

A Roadway

Even seemingly small roadway defects can cause motorcycle accidents. Suppose loose gravel, a pothole, storm debris, rubble, grass clippings, unsafe construction sites, or other roadway defects cause your motorcycle accident. In that case, you may be able to sue the city or jurisdiction for not maintaining the roads.

A Defective Motorcycle Part

If your motorcycle experiences brake failure, tire blowouts, electrical issues, or another defect that caused your accident, then the motorcycle manufacturer may owe you financial compensation. This is due to the product liability cases in the state.

In most cases, a motorcycle accident will be a tort claim. With a tort claim, the goal is to hold the party that committed the wrongdoing or negligence accountable for the damages the victim experienced. Your Irvine accident attorney will work to show that the defendant caused the accident and that your injuries resulted from it. We will work to prove fault in a motorcycle accident case and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries That Occur in Irvine Motorcycle Accidents

The injuries that you can suffer in a motorcycle accident are often serious. Because motorcyclists usually have minimal protection, impact with the road or a vehicle can cause all types of injuries. According to information from the NHTSA, motorcyclists are up to 28 times more likely to die when they are in an accident than someone in a passenger vehicle. Motorcyclists are also more likely to suffer more serious injuries. Our legal team will help you recover the compensation you need from a motorcycle accident, including those that cause injuries like:

  • Skull fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal injuries
  • Injuries to the lower extremities
  • Internal injuries
  • Road rash
  • Disfigurement and scarring.

Permanent and catastrophic injuries are extremely common in more serious motorcycle accidents. Survivors of a crash often have to live with the consequences of the accident for the rest of their life. Some of the most common long-term injuries include physical scars, paralysis, and brain damage. Sometimes, riders can suffer psychologically and emotionally due to the trauma related to the collision. Working with an Irvine motorcycle accident attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible, including tangible and intangible damages.

Motorcycle Accident Claims and California’s Helmet Law

Riders who have a helmet on can help significantly reduce their risk of a serious brain or head injury during a motorcycle crash. The state of California uses a universal helmet law. Based on this law, it is required that all riders and drivers on a motorcycle need to wear a helmet while they are riding.

It’s necessary to find a helmet that is federally approved and that fits well on the head of the wearer. If you do not wear a helmet while riding in California, you may receive a citation and pay a fine. Also, if you don’t wear a helmet, it could be something that the defendant in your motorcycle accident case uses as evidence against you.

Because not wearing a helmet is considered breaking the law in California, the defendant may be able to use it to place some of the accident liability on you for your motorcycle injuries. However, for this defense to work, your injuries must be connected to your failure to wear a helmet. This means that the injury was to the brain, neck, face, or head. If the injuries you sustain are mostly to the body, then the defendant will not have a case that your not wearing a helmet caused your injuries. The defendant has to provide proof that you did not wear a helmet and that led to or contributed to your injuries. This is usually through safety or expert medical testimony.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should never assume that you don’t have grounds to receive compensation even if you did not have a helmet on when the accident occurred. Since California uses a pure comparative negligence law, plaintiffs are not automatically barred from recovering compensation. Instead, the court will reduce the compensation amount by the percentage of fault you hold for the accident. It is good to get in touch with our legal team to discuss your options and ensure you know your legal rights.

Getting the Compensation You Deserve After a Motorcycle Accident

Several factors come into play when it comes to recovering compensation after an Irvine motorcycle accident. You must talk to our legal team to learn about your rights. This will ensure that you don’t accept a settlement that is not fair for the losses you have suffered.

Our legal team is ready to help you with each step of the legal process. However, you have to contact our offices and schedule a free initial consultation for us to get started. We will learn about your case and develop a winning strategy during this consultation. Get in touch today so we can ensure you have the best case possible.

Motorcycle accidents can be life changing. Because of this, you need to contact our legal team right away so we can get started filing your legal claim. Contact us today so we can get started.

Attorney Aaron Fhima

Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights. [ Attorney Bio ]

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