Many drivers don’t exercise the appropriate level of care and caution towards motorcyclists.
Motorcycle accidents in the Golden State exceed more than 10,000 annually. Most motorcycle accidents in Riverside usually result in mild-to-severe injuries that can compromise your health and complicate many aspects of your everyday life, including your ability to work.
Fortunately, victims of motorcycle accidents are entitled to compensation, but they must justify their claims – you need an experienced Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your case.
The JLF Firm has talented and highly skilled personal injury attorneys in Riverside who can help you claim fair compensation for your damages. Contact us to see how we can help you with your motorcycle accident in Riverside.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes & Injuries in Riverside
All road users have a legal obligation to share the road with other motorists, including motorcyclists. Unfortunately, some drivers ignore motorcyclists and endanger their safety.
The most common ways in which car drivers endanger motorcyclists and cause motorcycle accidents include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol and other intoxicating substances
- Driving aggressively
- Driving while distracted
- Making illegal turns
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken limbs (arms and legs)
- Head and neck injuries
- Muscle damage
- Internal organ damage
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
Severe injuries can have lasting effects on your body and health, including various disabilities. The injuries can also complicate and limit many other aspects of your everyday life, including your ability to perform your daily activities.
It is important to establish liability when claiming compensation for motorcycle injuries. Our Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys will review your case, including police reports and witness statements, to prove that another driver is at fault.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents We Handle in Riverside
Motorcycle accidents vary in nature depending on the cause. Some of the most common types of Riverside motorcycle accidents include:
- Head-on crashes
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Rollover accidents
- T-bone (side-impact) collisions
- Rear-end impacts
- Lane-splitting accidents
Some types of motorcycle accidents can be difficult to argue or prove. Fortunately, our lawyers examine every detail and piece of evidence to determine liability in all types of motorcycle accidents involving injuries.
Legal Responsibilities & Safety Tips for Motorcyclists
Motorcyclists have a legal and personal responsibility to ensure their and other motorists’ safety on the road. Wearing protective gear such as helmets and leather jackets is one of the best ways to ensure your safety when riding.
Wearing helmets is a legal obligation, according to Vehicle Code Section 27803 in California — consequences for riding a motorcycle without a helmet include fines and one-year probations.
The following safety tips will also help you avoid accidents or minimize your injuries’ severity when you get into an accident:
- Adhere to traffic rules and laws.
- Inspect the motorcycle for mechanical problems before riding.
- Complete courses on advanced riding and motorcycle safety.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing to make it easier for other road users to see you.
- Be attentive when riding to identify and avoid road hazards.
- Avoid riding in bad weather.
- Carry a first-aid kit.
Unfortunately, you can still get into a motorcycle accident, regardless of how careful you are when riding. Fortunately, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Riverside can help.
Claiming Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident in Riverside
Hiring the right motorcycle accident lawyer can mean the difference between getting a fair or unfair compensation amount (or no compensation). Fortunately, The JLF Firm is home to highly talented and experienced accident attorneys, and we will dedicate our resources to your case to help you get the best settlement offer.
Here is an overview of how we can help you get a fair compensation amount:
1. Building your motorcycle injury case
Personal injury claims involving motorcycles must be backed using evidence proving the following:
- The accident occurred and caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages because of the accident.
- The at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident.
Our attorneys will work diligently to collect sufficient evidence, including:
- Pictures and video footage of the accident scene.
- Copies of police reports.
- Copies of medical records.
- Eyewitness statements.
- Copies of financial documents such as medical bills.
- Insurance documents.
Our lawyers will liaise with the relevant parties to obtain the evidence to prove your claim while you recover from your injuries.
2. Negotiating for a fair settlement with the driver’s insurance company
Most claims for motorcycle accidents are settled out of court by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, insurance companies leverage all available opportunities to deny claims or pay as little as possible.
Fortunately, our lawyers are skilled and experienced negotiators familiar with the tricks and techniques insurance companies use. We will handle the negotiations to counter the insurance company’s tricks and help get you a fair compensation amount.
3. Representing you in court
You can file a lawsuit if the at-fault party’s insurance company denies your claim or refuses to make you a fair settlement offer. Our lawyers will provide advice on the requirements and implications of filing a lawsuit. We will also represent you in court and make compelling arguments to persuade the judge or jury to rule in your favor and award you a just settlement.
Let The JLF Firm Help With Your Riverside Motorcycle Accident
You deserve compensation for injuries and damages resulting from your motorcycle accident. Our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers at The JLF Firm can help pursue an out-of-court settlement and make a compelling case to help you get a fair compensation amount. We can also represent you in court if you decide to file a lawsuit.
Get in touch today to request a free consultation and learn more about our motorcycle accident services and how we can help.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
How much compensation can I get for my motorcycle accident injuries and damages?
The compensation amount will depend on the severity of your injuries and damages. Compensation amounts for motorcycle accidents can range from thousands to millions of dollars.
How do l pay for a motorcycle accident attorney?
Our Riverside law firm offers a no-win-no-fee guarantee, meaning that we will only charge you if your claim is successful.