Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Sylmar
Our state has beautiful scenic roads to enjoy on a motorcycle, which, along with our beautiful California weather, makes for an ideal location for anyone who likes to ride. However, there is always a risk of being hurt or killed in a Sylmar motorcycle accident, which is why it is so important for any motorcycle rider to know that there is legal representation for you in this situation. Insurers stay focused on paying as little as possible for claims, and while you are trying to recover from your injuries, you should not have to take on the added burden of fighting to get the compensation you deserve.
When you file an insurance claim after an accident that someone else caused, you will need to stay actively involved in the claims process in order to ensure that you are compensated for every damage that you have encountered, not just the damages that an insurer would like to pay. This can be very difficult, if not impossible, for victims to do as they are trying to get their lives back on track at the same time. This is why working with a Sylmar motorcycle accident lawyer is such an important step to take as soon as reasonably possible after a crash.
Contact Our Personal Injury Firm For a Free Consultation Today
The King Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims recover fair compensation for accidents that they did not cause. If you have been hurt in an accident or have lost a loved one in wrongful death, we are here to provide you with aggressive, proven legal support while we take on the insurance companies on your behalf.
Our law office offers a free consultation and case evaluation to Sylmar victims of motorcycle accidents so we can discuss the specifics of the situation and get a better sense of how we can work together. It can feel overwhelming to start thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney in the days and weeks following a crash, but if you contact us before initiating your accident claim, we can take on all of the administrative work while you prioritize your health. Keeping your stress low can help improve your recovery, and hiring a lawyer to take on the insurance company can help increase your settlement amount — all it takes is reaching out to our law office today.
Your accident case is important to us, and you must have the financial support necessary to focus on getting your life back on track after suffering from someone else’s negligent, reckless, or otherwise dangerous behavior that caused your motorcycle accident. Read more below to get a better idea of how a motorcycle accident claim works in California, and contact our law firm today to get started on your case with an aggressive Sylmar lawyer.
Who Is At Fault For Your Motorcycle Accident?
One of the most important questions to be answered at the outset of your accident case is that of fault and liability: who caused your accident, and how? As your personal injury lawyers, the team at The King Law Firm will work to establish the fact that the other driver caused the crash due to their own negligence, recklessness, or even violent actions.
In many motorcycle accidents where the other driver is responsible for the crash, the limited visibility of the motorcycle plays a significant factor. This is commonly the case when an accident is caused by a no-signal turn or lane shift when the driver of a passenger vehicle doesn’t see a motorcycle in their blind spots before committing to a turn. Of course, this is just one of the many ways that accidents happen, and your attorney will need to go through the specifics of your case to identify the actions (or inactions) that led to your accident.
Comparative Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
California, like most other states, uses a law known as comparative negligence when assigning financial liability in personal injury cases. Under this rule, a victim is able to seek compensation for their damages even if they contributed to the crash through their own negligence. For example, a rear-end motorcycle accident where the motorcycle was in the lead will often mean that the rear driver is at fault. However, if the motorcycle driver did not have their running lights on in low light or perhaps stopped short while speeding, it is understandable that part of the fault be assigned to them.
Once a percentage of fault is assigned to each involved party, the claimant’s final settlement is reduced proportionately to the percentage of fault they assume. If you are 10% at fault for your motorcycle accident, then your final award will be reduced by 10%. Insurance companies will try to take advantage of this law by pinning additional percentage points on the victim in order to reduce their own costs, but experienced lawyers will push back on these tactics to ensure their clients get the money they deserve.
Once fault is established, your lawyer will set out to calculate the many damages you have suffered and are owed compensation for.
Work With a Sylmar Attorney Who Understands The Difference Between a Motorcycle and Car Accident
At our Sylmar law offices, our personal injury attorneys understand the many differences between a car accident and a motorcycle accident, particularly the increased risk of serious injuries that a motorcycle rider faces versus someone in a passenger vehicle. An experienced lawyer will take a unique approach to each of their cases and understand the subtle differences between each of their practice areas.
Since a motorcycle offers much less protection than a vehicle in a car accident, a rider is likely to be injured more seriously in an accident at similar speeds. As such, we understand that our clients are facing a much more aggressive recovery program for their injuries, resulting in greater medical bills, ongoing lost wages, property damage, and many other impacts on their lives that an attorney must account for.
Our clients deserve reliable legal representation for their case, and your personal injury attorney will fight to ensure that your claim addresses all of the damages you suffer, whether unique to a motorcycle accident or common in other personal injury cases. Insurance companies will typically try to focus exclusively on the most obvious damages, such as medical bills, property damage, and limited lost wages, but it is rarely if ever, the case that this compensation is sufficient. Your injuries (or the death of your loved one) will likely have widespread impacts that go beyond these obvious damages, which is why it is so important that a lawyer handles your case to be certain that you have a fair chance at compensation.
At our Sylmar law firm, we want our clients to know from day one that your lawyer takes motorcycle accidents seriously and wants to give you the support you need to recover from your injuries while we handle your Sylmar accident claim. If you have been injured in a Sylmar motorcycle accident, contact our office now to request a case evaluation with an attorney.