Whether you’re riding for pleasure or for your commute, motorcycles are an exciting, yet potentially hazardous method of traveling. Fortunately, most motorcycle drivers are licensed and skilled users of their vehicles. They practice the appropriate safety procedures and they exercise caution while driving. Nevertheless, accidents can still happen as a result of road conditions, city layout, and the negligence of other drivers. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain because of an accident, you can benefit from talking to a motorcycle accident attorney.
Every motorcycle accident is different. Sometimes a seemingly minor collision can leave you with injuries that worsen over time. This creates a lasting and negative impact on your quality of life. Motorcycle accidents often represent serious pain and injury for those involved, even resulting in traumatic brain injury, permanent disability or death. In more severe cases, accident victims may experience a loss of independence as the injury requires them to enter assisted living or remain in the hospital for months on end.
In addition to the physical pain, there are other negative side effects of an accident. Medical expenses quickly become unmanageable, particularly when you are left to deal with lost income as well as future lost wages. In some cases, the effects of a single accident could leave financial burdens that last a lifetime. Worst of all, there is no guarantee that you will be able to return to your former profession following an accident. This can further impact your financial status, as well as the financial security of those who may depend on you. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will help you document and substantiate these losses during the settlement or trial process.
Collisions with other drivers will eventually involve insurance companies. While individual agents may be sympathetic to your injuries, ultimately the insurance company wants to place the blame on you. California is a shared fault state, which means you will only receive compensation in proportion to the degree of fault the other party possesses. In the absence of traffic cameras and witnesses, the case can become a real he-said-she-said. Traffic law is a tough field and proving negligence is difficult for even the most skilled motorcycle accident attorney. At Blackstone, we will not be victim to the games and runaround of corporate insurance agencies. The opposition will employ a myriad of strategies to avoid financial responsibility. Working with a motorcycle accident lawyer will reduce your personal involvement with opposing insurance companies. This gives you the time you need to heal while we secure the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than passenger car drivers. This disparity is extremely alarming. No matter how minor an accident seems, it’s important to consult a motorcycle accident attorney.
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reports that fatal motorcycle accidents are on the rise across the state. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the severity of an accident when it occurs. A minor head injury can cause a fatal aneurysm over time. If your loved one fell victim to a fatal motorcycle accident, a wrongful death attorney can review the details of your case and help you move forward with legal action.
At Blackstone Law, we pride ourselves on putting our clients first. We work on contingency, which means that you will never pay upfront fees. Even if you choose not to retain our services, the legal advice we provide is free of charge. If you’re suffering from an injury, we urge you to reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer for a consultation.
If you or a family member need representation for an injury you sustained in a motorcycle accident, we would be happy to come to you or accommodate your needs with a free phone consultation. When you turn to Blackstone Law for your motorcycle accident attorney needs, you’ll receive proactive advocacy and compassionate guidance. We know the most important thing we can do for our clients is to develop a case strategy that delivers results. Let us show you what we can do for you.