California Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Riderzlaw is a law firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of motorcycle accident victims. We represent only people who ride motorcycles. As lawyers who ride and have a deep connection to the motorcycle community in California, we take a personal interest in the legal fate of our clients. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of motorcycle law and the torts that deal with motorcycle accidents. You will not find a more dedicated or more informed advocate for your case.
What to Do if You Are Involved in a California Motorcycle Crash
The first thing you should do after a motorcycle accident is go to the hospital. You must be seen by a medical professional. Even if you do not appear injured on the outside, you may have sustained internal injuries as a result of the accident. You will not know the true state of your health until you have been examined by a doctor. The doctor will draw up a report based on their examination. This is the kind of documentation you will need later, if you need to build a case against the insurance company.
If you are severely harmed in the accident, you may need to stay in the hospital for some time. An especially bad injury may compel you to undergo surgery and other invasive procedures. It will take your body a while to heal and to recover from both the injuries and the operations used to treat them.
If you need extensive medical care, you will need to give up your job and wages—at least for the moment. You will also need to deal with the expenses of the treatment. You will also need to contend with the emotional and psychological toll of the accident and its aftermath.
If the other driver was at fault for the accident, then they should be held accountable. Their insurance company will need to pay you compensation. However, such companies do not usually pay what they should without a fight.
Unless your injuries were light and the responsible insurance company cooperative in paying the claim, you will need to hire a motorcycle accident attorney. You need not do so straightaway. You should wait until you have recovered strength and clarity of mind. At this point, you should sit down with a motorcycle accident attorney and tell your side of the story.
Types of Motorcycle Crash Injuries
1. Skin trauma
If you are knocked off your bike, your body may slide along the road until it stops. This can lead to road rash and lacerations. You may suffer this kind of bruising even if you are fully clothed and wearing protective gear.
2. Head injuries
A hard landing on your head may injure it. You might suffer a concussion, which is the violent shaking of the brain. You can usually recover from this within a week. A fractured skull is a much more severe type of head injury. It can lead to the swelling or even bleeding of your brain, which can put you in a coma and have devastating life consequences.
3. Spinal injuries
A motorcycle crash can also cause spinal injuries. A break in your spinal cord is the most severe kind of injury you can sustain. If this happens, your life as you know it will change forever. You may be forced to give up your livelihood. You will need assistance to get around, and you will need a permanent care professional to look after you. Such life-changing events will cost money. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get it. A motorcycle accident lawyer will fight to get you a settlement that will enable you to pay all expenses related to your care and treatment.
California Motorcycle Accident Crash Statistics
As a motorcyclist, you should have some idea of the frequency of motorcycle accidents and the injuries caused by them. Here are some statistics from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration:
- 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in 2013
- 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2013
- Motorcyclist deaths occurred 26 times more frequently than motor vehicle passenger deaths in traffic accidents
- Motorcyclists killed in crashes at night were more likely to be above the legal alcohol limit than those killed during the day
- Helmets saved 1,630 motorcyclists’ lives in 2013
You need not become part of these statistics. But if you do, a motorcycle accident attorney in California can help.
How our Motorcycle Attorneys Fight for Motorcycle Victims
You may be offered a settlement by the insurance company of the other driver. It will probably be much lower than you deserve. You should not deal directly with them. You should instead refer any inquiries you may receive to the motorcycle lawyers in California at Riderzlaw.
The motorcycle accident lawyer in California representing you will handle all negotiations and communications. They will consult with your doctor, they will review the accident report, and they will speak to you and your family before deciding how much the case is worth. This is the dollar figure they will demand from the other side.
The lawyers at the Riderzlaw firm will not accept the accident report uncritically. They know that such reports tend to be biased toward automobile drivers. Your California motorcycle accident attorney will view it from the perspective of someone who rides. Your California motorcycle lawyer will also carry out an independent investigation of the accident. An in-house private investigation team will return to the accident scene and re-evaluate it in the context of the accident. They will also track down the people who witnessed the accident. Your motorcycle accident attorney in California will take down the statements of people who the police may have missed or who may have refused to speak to officers. Some of these witnesses may have captured the accident on their cell phones, which can be significant in corroborating your statements about the accident.
Building a personal injury case requires a great deal of work and effort. The California motorcycle accident lawyer you hire will enlist the services of private investigators, independent medical experts, and forensics professionals. In most instances, the matter can be settled without going to trial. However, if a jury trial is necessary the lawyers at Riderzlaw have the talent and experience to deal with it in an efficient and effective manner.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, you need solid and reliable legal representation. Calling the Riderzlaw firm will get you a California motorcycle accident lawyer who will dedicate themselves to your case.
How our California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fight for Motorcycle Victims
Our California motorcycle accident attorneys have the expertise to settle any motorcycle accident case a rider is up against. Call RiderzLaw (888) 5-RIDERZ to get a consultation at no charge. Alternatively submit a form for a free case evaluation and a RiderzLaw motorcycle accident lawyer will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
We are the top rated motorcycle lawyers throughout California.
- The RiderzLaw Lawyers will meet with you at YOUR convenience
- We will get your motorcycle fixed or replaced for full value – we don’t let insurance companies push you around!
- We will Maximize Your Recovery – We have a team of accident recon experts who specialize in motorcycle accidents
- We’ll help you get the best medical treatment and get your medical bills paid.
- We will help you KEEP as much money as possible – Unlike many firms, we keep working even after your case is over, and aggressively negotiate your insurance and medical bills!