Whether cruising the Santa Cruz Mountains or rolling down Malibu, motorcyclists are a common sight on the roads and highways of California. Although the freedom of the open road is exhilarating and makes motorcycling quite popular, collisions with cars, trucks and fixed objects often lead to tragic consequences.
At Deldar Legal, we believe that motorcycle accident victims should not suffer because of the negligence of other drivers. We have extensive experience pursuing injury claims and are widely recognized for aggressively fighting for the rights of injured motorcycle enthusiasts and their loved ones.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in San Jose & Los Angeles
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by many factors such as:
- Inexperienced riders
- Riding under the influence
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Poor weather and road conditions
Deldar Legal has handled cases where the other driver failed to see a motorcyclist, violated traffic laws or was driving under the influence. In California all drivers have a duty to share the road and operate their vehicles in a safe manner, to be aware of their surroundings and avoid causing injuries to others. We believe that negligent drivers must be held accountable for causing motorcycle accidents that lead to personal injuries.
We have also represented motorcyclists who were in accidents due to dangerous conditions on the road such as pot holes or debris. In cases such as these, it is possible to pursue a personal injury claim against a city, county, or the state. Finally, Deldar Legal can pursue cases involving motorcycle accidents that were caused by mechanical defects by pursuing product liability lawsuits against manufacturers or distributors.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Bikers involved in accidents are at a higher risk of catastrophic injuries and fatalities because they are exposed to the elements and not protected by the structure of a vehicle. When a motorcycle collides with another vehicle or obstacle, or skids on a slippery surface, a biker can sustain all types of injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Motorcycle riders are well advised to wear protective gear such as helmets, leather jackets, heavy pants, boots and gloves to avoid or minimize the risk of injuries. Nonetheless, a motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience, especially for victims who are left with debilitating injuries that require lifelong care. Even a minor spill can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and result in significant medical expenses.
California Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Deldar Legal, we are keenly aware that the public’s bias against motorcyclists can make these cases challenging; however, we have the knowledge and skill that are essential for pursing successful claims.
Because a claim involves negotiating with an insurance company, it is crucial to understand all of the circumstances that led to the accident and work diligently to hold the negligent driver accountable. We will only accept a settlement offer that is fair and reasonable and if necessary may recommend pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Deldar Legal serves clients throughout the state of California including Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and West Covina. We have a proven track record of helping motorcycle accident victims obtain meaning compensation for lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, and property damage. If a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. All motorcycle accident cases are handled on a contingency basis which means you do not pay any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Call our office today for a free consultation or fill out the contact form on our website.