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In California, motorcycle deaths represent 17% of all road fatalities and the state's total number of motorcycles fatalities is second only to Florida
Each year, as many as 88,000 motorcyclists are injured in the United States.
For every mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities are 26 times more likely to occur than passenger car occupant fatalities in serious accidents.
You Should Speak To Motorcycle Injury Lawyer After A Crash
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in the Bay Area, you should understand your legal rights
Here are the options you have for financial compensation
How a motorcyclist establishes negligence in a personal injury lawsuit
Comparisonative negligence plays a role in motorcycle accident lawsuits
An overview of the types of damages you may receive
What You Should Do After A Motorcycle Crash Injury
There are two options for securing compensation for your injuries and other losses: a personal injury claim or a personal lawsuit.
Personal Injury Claim
You file an insurance claim with your insurance provider and/or that of the at-fault driver
This initiates an investigation that will be managed by someone known as an insurance claims adjuster
After the investigation is complete, you engage in negotiations until the insurance company offers you a financial settlement to compensate you
In exchange for accepting the settlement, you typically have to sign a release in which you agree to give up your right to sue the ATF driver in court
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities have increased over 129% from 2,028 in 1997 to 4,654 in 2006
How Do I Prove Negligence in a Motorcycle Accident?
The definition of negligence is the failure to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would have used under the same or similar circumstances.
In California, there are five elements of a standard negligence claim: duty, duty, breach of duty, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damages, and but-for" causation.
How Will Comparative Negligence Impact My Case?
California courts apply a legal theory known as pure comparative negligence to personal injury cases, including motorcycle accident lawsuits.
If there is evidence that the plaintiff was also substantially at fault for the accident, the amount of money he or she ultimately receives will be reduced by the percentage of his or her responsibility.
The ultimate goal of any motorcycle accident lawsuit is to secure compensation for the victim's injuries and other harms that he/she suffered.
Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in California
Motorcycle fatalities increased to 548 in 2016 from 494 in 2015-an increase of over 10%
There were also over 13,000 injury collisions involving motorcycles in 2015
The largest cause of motorcycle accidents is driving too fast for conditions
Driving too fast can cause accidents in a variety of ways
Too many people are trying to do too many things while out on the road
Instead of focusing on driving, many motorists and motorcyclists are instead talking on the phone, sending or reading a text message, eating, or otherwise spacing out
Traveling fast can make a biker lose control of the bike
Injured in a California Motorcycle Accident? GJEL Can Help
Motorcyclists are not powerless after an accident.
Even if you are suffering from serious injuries and unable to work, you can still take matters into your own hands.
You might be able to file a claim for compensation if someone else is responsible for the accident.
We Are An Award Winning Motorcycle Accident Injury Law Firm
GJEL Accident Attorneys was just rated a top motorcycle accident law firm by Best Lawyers for 2021 and 2022