Southern California is a prime location for motorcycle riding given its warm climate and scenic highways, however, motorcycle accidents are devastating. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, turn to SoCal Injury Lawyers, a premier personal injury practice.
We are backed by more than 15 years of experience handling motorcycle accident claims so you can trust us to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. When you consult with us, we will offer you compassionate representation and caring personal service. We have a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury awards and we are prepared to fight for you inside or outside of the courtroom.
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we handle all motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing until we win compensation for you. Although each case is different, you may be entitled to damages, such as lost wages (past and future), medical expenses, pain and suffering and property damage. Above all, we will see to it that you obtain the resources to cover all your future medical and financial needs. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can get started on your personal injury claim.
The Challenges of Motorcycle Accident Claims in Southern California
Because of the public bias against motorcyclists, holding another motorist accountable can be difficult. However, all drivers in California are required to avoid causing injuries to others. At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we know how to prove the necessary elements of negligence:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care not to cause injuries
- The driver breached this duty
- The driver’s actions caused the motorcycle accident
- Your injuries were the direct result of the motorcycle accident
In addition, if your motorcycle accident was caused by potholes, gravel, oil spills or other debris or defects (e.g. malfunctioning street lights, traffic signals), it may also be possible to pursue a lawsuit against the municipal agency responsible for road maintenance. Regardless of the cause of your accident, we believe that motorcyclists have a right to be on the road and we are committed to helping you win the maximum compensation you deserve.
Another challenge of motorcycle accident claims is dealing with an insurance company that attempts to pay as little money as possible. Although insurers have an unfair advantage over motorcycle accident victims, we have the skills and experience to level the playing field. If an insurance company fails to negotiate fairly, we will take them to court. Our legal team is fluent in Arabic and Spanish and proudly represents underserved communities.
Motorcycle Safety Laws in Southern California
It is important to remember that motorcyclists must follow the rules of the road, as well as a number of state laws. In particular, all motorcyclists must obtain a license, and riders and passengers are required to wear a helmet. Also, while lane splitting is legal in California, it must be done in a safe and prudent manner.
In addition, motorcycles are required to be equipped with safety equipment, such as daytime headlights, side view mirrors, turn signals, seats and footrests, and compliant mufflers. Finally, motorcycle riders must carry at least the minimum liability insurance coverage:
- $15,000 for one person
- $30,000 for each person involved in an accident
- $10,000 for property damage
Motorcyclists must be able to show proof of insurance after an accident.
Common Injuries in an Anaheim Motorcycle Accident
Because motorcyclists are not protected by the cage of a vehicle, they are at a high risk of serious injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we believe you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries. If a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. While money can’t replace a life, you deserve to be compensated for your loss of companionship and support.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you probably have concerns about not being able to work, paying your medical expenses, and whether you will be able to ride again. At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we will address these concerns by providing you with aggressive representation.
We have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes in motorcycle accident claims inside and outside of the courtroom. We will handle all the details of your claim so that you can focus on recovering. Above all, we will stand by you every step of the way and help you obtain just compensation. Contact our office today; the consultation is free.