Representing Motorcycle Riders in Northern California
After a motorcycle accident, choosing the right lawyer who has a full understanding of the circumstances and complications surrounding motorcycle accidents is critical to a positive outcome. Motorcycle accidents are often very severe and can cause serious injuries and even death. Curtis Legal Group has extensive experience representing motorcycle riders in Northern California and understands the serious and severe nature of motorcycle accidents. We are ready to provide support and counsel, as well as help you file suit against the responsible parties who caused your accident.
Passenger vehicle drivers and motorcycle riders share the same rights and privileges on the road and must follow all traffic laws. While it would be nice for passenger vehicles to drive with more caution when around motorcyclists, most drivers either do not notice motorcycles or do not care about changing their driving behavior when sharing the road.
When other vehicles drive recklessly or negligently, and a motorcyclist becomes the victim of another driver’s poor behavior, the other driver or drivers can be held accountable for the damages caused. Those damages may include medical bills, future medical needs, lost wages, lost potential future income, motorcycle damage, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and more. In some cases, punitive damages may be recovered if the liable party acted in a grossly negligent manner. Some of the most severe motorcycle accidents sadly end with the tragic death of a rider. The dependents or spouse of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking to recover damages relating to loss of supportive income, funeral expenses, psychological damages for loss of a loved one, and final medical costs.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, the first thing to do is to call emergency services and seek medical attention immediately. By immediately seeking medical treatment, doctors will be able to determine the extent of your injuries and you will be able to start recovering. Once you have started treatment for your injuries and are stabilized, contact a personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights. If you are able to, take pictures of the accident site and vehicles involved and ask the other driver for their contact and insurance information. If you are unable to do this, you or your lawyer can obtain this information from the police report. Writing down everything you can remember from the accident as soon as you are able to will also be very helpful for your case.
The at-fault party’s insurance company and/or lawyer may try to speak with you and ask you questions about the crash. They may also try to argue that your injuries are not severe or they were not caused by the accident. These entities do not have your best interests at heart and will try to force you to settle your claims for lower compensation than you deserve. Having a reliable motorcycle accident attorney by your side to guide you through the legal process is essential to making sure every detail of your case is presented in a way that holds the liable party accountable. We work with investigative experts, including accident investigators, forensic analysts, accident reconstruction experts, engineers and physicists, and medical experts to determine the root cause of the collision and to ascertain appropriate financial compensation. We are committed to providing our clients with honest and informative legal counsel as well as exceptional representation.
Motorcycle Accident Damages
Claims involving motorcycles are unique in that motorcycle riders have much less protection when compared to those driving or riding in passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are inherently at a higher risk of suffering physical injuries. Once we have reviewed your case and determined that filing a personal injury lawsuit is the right path to take, our goal will be to obtain a verdict or settlement to compensate you for your injuries and other damages. In a motorcycle accident personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to a variety of different types of compensation, including:
Current and Future Medical Costs
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you can recover compensation for your current and future medical expenses related to that accident. This can include all costs associated with visits to the doctor, emergency room treatment, ambulance rides, medications, physical therapy, psychiatric care, and other medical care.
Physical Damage to Your Motorcycle
If there was physical damage to your motorcycle or your motorcycle was considered “totaled” as a result of the accident, you may be able to recover the cost of either repairing or replacing your bike.
If your motorcycle accident injuries have left you unable to return to work and you have lost income as a result, you may be able to recover the lost income. This can include your salary or wages, tips, commissions, and bonus payments you would have earned if not for the crash.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Some injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents can leave you unable to return to your job and can impact your ability to earn an income for the rest of your life. If you are now unable to work or perform your job responsibilities as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for any potential future loss of income.
Pain and Suffering
After a traumatic roadway accident, some of the most severe injuries are not visible to the naked eye. Severe psychological distress and pain after an accident are very common and can be incredibly difficult to recover from. Curtis Legal Group understands what you are going through and knows your suffering is real. We will fight to get you compensated for your pain and suffering.
Northern California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
At Curtis Legal Group, we work side-by-side with our clients to make sure every detail of their case is taken care of in a timely manner. We know how stressful and traumatic a motorcycle accident can be and we want to make sure our clients are paid fair compensation for their injuries and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Northern California, contact Curtis Legal Group today. There is a limited time to act, so contact us now to discuss your case at no cost.