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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney

Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in recent years, leading to more injuries and even fatalities throughout the years.

In 2021, there were 13,381 motorcycle accidents resulting in injuries or fatalities in California, according to data from the California Highway Patrol’s SWITRS. In 2020, there were 539 deaths from motorcycle accidents in the state. The highest number of motorcycle accidents in 2021 occurred in Los Angeles County with a total of 2,803.

The personal injury attorneys of Aydin Law, APC in California have years of experience handling personal injury cases, especially motorcycle accidents, and we are available to help with your case today. Don’t wait to take action; contact a motorcycle accident attorney who can help you with the next steps in filing your claim now. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents in California

Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as:

  1. Speeding
  2. Distracted driving
  3. Drowsy driving
  4. Drunk or drugged driving
  5. Errors associated with inexperience
  6. Drivers who fail to check their blind spots for motorcyclists
  7. Drivers who fail to watch for motorcyclists maneuvering between vehicles and lanes of traffic, known as lane splitting
  8. Drivers who open the door of a parked vehicle into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
  9. Drivers who fail to take dangerous road or weather conditions into account

Furthermore, since there are no external protection gear for motorcyclists, they can suffer major and catastrophic injuries, including:

  1. Severe lacerations and contusions
  2. “Road rash” abrasion injuries
  3. Broken or crushed bones
  4. Lost limbs or amputations
  5. Head and traumatic brain injuries
  6. Spinal cord damage
  7. Paralysis
  8. “Rider’s arm” nerve damage
  9. Dental and facial injuries
  10. Scarring or disfigurement

What is Liability in a Motorcycle Accident Case?

California is a state where fault is taken into account when determining liability for motorcycle accidents. In order to hold another driver or entity responsible for your injuries, you must prove the accident was caused by negligence playing a role in contributing to the accident.

Negligence refers to reckless or careless behavior that falls below the standard of what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation. Examples of negligence include speeding, failure to yield, tailgating, running stop signs, and distracted driving.

To prove negligence, you need strong evidence. California is also a comparative fault state, meaning multiple parties can share liability for an accident and each party’s level of fault will determine their liability for damages. If you are partially at fault for an accident, it will reduce the overall value of your compensation but not prevent you from recovering entirely. It’s important to contact experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in California to help build a strong legal claim and establish facts about the partial or complete fault in receiving compensation for your financial recovery.

Financial Compensation Available to Injured Victims

Winning a motorcycle accident injury claim involves more than just proving liability. Even if the other party is clearly at fault, insurance companies will try to settle for the least amount possible. To receive full compensation under California law, you need to provide detailed evidence of your damages. Aydin Law Firm’s motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you in getting the maximum financial recovery possible, including damages for:

  • Emergency medical care;
  • All other medical bills;
  • Rehabilitative expenses;
  • Lost current and future income;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Permanent impairment;
  • Reduced quality of life; and
  • Wrongful death damages.

Submitting a claim or taking legal action after a motorcycle accident in California enables you to pursue monetary compensation for both tangible losses that can be measured and intangible losses that are subjective in value, and the personal injury attorneys of Aydin Law Firm can calculate the fair amount of damages you are entitled to receive in your case.

Contact Aydin Law, APC NOW for Your Motorcycle Accident in California

Although it’s impossible to prevent every accident, practicing safety measures while driving can reduce the likelihood of unnecessary accidents. This includes staying attentive on the road and following all safety protocols. Nonetheless, accidents may still occur due to the carelessness of other drivers.

Under California law, motorcycle accident victims generally have two years from the date of the collision to file a personal injury claim. So time is of the essence and if you were hurt in an accident, and you fail to file your claim on time, then your case will likely be dismissed.

Although some people attempt to manage their motorcycle accident claims independently, it is advisable to enlist the services of a motorcycle accident lawyer in California for several reasons. These include the lawyer’s familiarity with relevant laws, their ability to assess the value of your claim, their assistance in seeking fair compensation, their expertise in settlement negotiations, and their ability to bolster your claim. 

A motorcycle accident attorney can be a valuable asset in your legal battle. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

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