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Motorcycle Accidents

CA Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Get Justice for Bikers

Inland Empire Law Firm Fighting for Riders Injured in Wrecks

Motorcycle accidents are not the same as car collisions and other personal injury cases. The structure, maneuvering, and handling characteristics of bikes create unique circumstances specific to motorcycle cases — and these circumstances often result in more severe injuries. A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that an astounding 80 percent of motorcycle crashes resulted in an injury to the rider. 

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our knowledgeable Inland Empire motorcycle accident lawyers fight tirelessly to protect the rights of injured victims. We represent motorcycle accident victims in the Inland Empire who have been injured by someone else’s negligence. With a focus on seeking full compensation from careless motorists and other entities responsible for injuries, our personal injury law may be able to help you. Call us now at (888) 883-6588 for a free, no-commitment initial consultation. 

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different: Key Aspects of Motorcycle Cases

If you or your loved one was hurt in a motorcycle crash in the Inland Empire region of California, it is imperative that you have a skilled and reliable attorney on your side. There are some unique issues that need to be reviewed and addressed in motorcycle accident injury cases.  Skilled accident attorneys consider such key aspects of motorcycle claims as:

  • Higher likelihood of extensive injury resulting from even minor accidents
  • Lack of safeguards to protect you from permanent, life-threatening injuries
  • Failure of motorists to detect or yield to motorcyclists
  • Grave consequences when motorists tailgate or cut off a cyclist
  • Effect of unsafe road conditions, such as potholes or uneven surfaces, on motorcyclists

An Overview of Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims in California 

Motorcyclists are disproportionately likely to be injured or killed in a crash. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that approximately 90,000 motorcyclists are injured and 5,000 are killed in motorcycle accidents each year. We tenaciously pursue justice on behalf of injured bikers. Here are some of the most important things to know about motorcycle accident claims: 

  • California is a Fault-Based Motorcycle Accident State: In California, motorcycle accident liability is based on fault. To hold a driver, trucking company, motorcycle manufacturer, or any other party legally responsible for a motorcycle accident, you must prove that their carelessness or recklessness (negligence) contributed to the crash. All motorcycle accidents should be comprehensively investigated by an experienced Inland Empire motorcycle accident lawyer. 
  • Liability is Based on Comparative Negligence: California is a comparative fault jurisdiction for motor vehicle collisions, including motorcycle accidents. In effect, each party to a motorcycle crash will be held liable for their proportionate share of the blame. You could even be held partially responsible for part of your own motorcycle crash. If this happens, it will reduce your recovery. A lawyer will protect you from unfair blame. 
  • You Have Two Years to Bring a Claim: Motorcycle accident claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations in California. Were you hurt in a motorcycle crash? If so, you have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit. If you do not initiate your lawsuit within two years, you could lose your right to pursue financial compensation at all. 

Inland Empire Attorneys Press for Full Compensation

Following a motorcycle accident, you need compensation to pay your bills and support the people in your life. In California, injured motorcyclists can pursue compensation for the full extent of their losses, including economic and non-economic damages. Our attorneys represent motorcycle accident victims by pressing for full compensation from the careless motorists or entities liable for their injuries. We protect rights and help pursue money which may include:

  • Compensation for past and future medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages
  • Damages for pain and suffering 
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
  • Maximum value for a totaled bike
  • Payment for repair of a damaged bike

The insurance company—even your own insurer—will not look out for your best interests. Insurance companies try to settle motorcycle accident claims for as little as possible. You and your family need full and fair financial compensation after a motorcycle crash. We seek to maximize recovery and get lives back to normal.

Inland Empire Lawyers Who Understand Motorcycles

We possess the dogged determination to fight for justice. Attorneys may consult with medical and industry experts who provide strong support as we thoroughly investigate each case and develop a successful litigation strategy. Attorneys may employ a team of professionals who know bikes. Our team might consult with:

  • Trauma doctors
  • Neurologists specializing in motorcycle head injuries
  • Chiropractors
  • Forensic engineers
  • Motorcycle mechanics
  • Accident reconstruction analysts

At trial, professionals may offer testimony based on years of experience and understanding of motorcycle accidents and injuries.

How Inland Empire Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Joseph Richards May Be Able to Help 

Motorcycle accident claims are complicated. You do not have to go up against the big insurance companies alone. Our founding attorney Joseph E. Richards has the specialized skills and legal experience to protect the rights of motorcycle accident victims. We provide proactive and pragmatic legal representation to our clients. Among other things, our California motorcycle accident attorney will: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review and assessment of your case
  • Investigate the motorcycle crash, gathering all of the evidence to prove liability 
  • Gather and organize your medical records—documenting your damages
  • Handle legal paperwork and settlement negotiations with insurers
  • Devise a customized strategy to help you maximize your financial recovery. 

Contact Dedicated CA Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Motorcyclists

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., we are skilled, relentless advocates for our clients and their families. If you or your loved one is hurt in a motorcycle wreck, we are ready to hear your story and determine if we can help you get justice.

Please call today to speak with an experienced Inland Empire personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. at (888) 883-6588 or contact us here to schedule a free consultation. From our law office in Orange and Corona, we are well-positioned to handle motorcycle accident claims in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and throughout the whole of the Inland Empire. 

Disclaimer: No outcome can be guaranteed in a personal injury claim. This website is for informational purposes and no attorney-client relationship has been created.

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