Riverside Motorcycle Accident FAQ
The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be scary. You may be recovering from severe injuries that weren’t your fault, and you may have an array of questions regarding the legal process if you’re considering filing a claim against the liable party. It’s understandable to be overwhelmed when the civil court system is foreign to most.
Thankfully, your anxiety can be put to rest when you hire a Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP. Our attorneys have experience handling motorcycle accidents and we can guide you through the legal process from start to finish. Whatever questions you may have, we’ll answer them and ensure you feel confident when going to trial.
We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, but if you have any further concerns, schedule a free consultation with our team.
What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet during my bike crash?
California law requires a helmet to be worn at all times when riding a motorcycle. However, if you weren’t wearing a helmet in your accident, this doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t file a claim for compensation. Whether you’ll be held responsible for your injuries will greatly depend on what type of injuries you’ve sustained and whether your helmet would’ve prevented these injuries.
If another driver caused your accident and your ribs were broken, for instance, a helmet wouldn’t have made a difference. The driver in this type of accident might still be held liable in your lawsuit.
What if I was partially at fault for my motorcycle wreck?
If you were partially at fault for your bike crash, you can still file a claim for compensation thanks to the comparative negligence law in California. This law states that anyone who is partially at fault for causing an accident can still file a claim for compensation. However, once your percentage of fault is calculated, that percentage will be deducted from your total settlement amount.
Contact a Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney
There can be numerous factors in motorcycle accidents that cause your settlement amount to change or cause you to question the legal process. At Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP, we understand your concerns and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We’ll fight on your behalf and do our best to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
To speak with a Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer about your claim, call 1-844-404-2400 for a free consultation or fill out the contact form below.