Santa Ana Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While motorcyclists aren’t necessarily any more prone to being in accidents than any other motorist, they are more likely to be injured when an accident does occur. Injuries are inevitably accompanied by expensive bills and recovery times. If they lead to permanent disabilities, then major lifestyle adjustments may be necessary as well.
One moment on the road can change your life forever, and when someone else was the cause behind that moment, it can leave your life irrevocably altered at no fault of your own. A Santa Ana motorcycle accident lawyer from Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP can help you claim financial compensation from the responsible party, thereby giving you closure and the means to get your life back on track.
Financial Compensation for Your Injuries
Unlike cars and other vehicles, motorcycles offer hardly any protection at all to their riders during a wreck. Bikers are directly exposed to the chaos and violence of an accident, making them all but guaranteed to sustain some sort of injury:
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Permanent disfigurement
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
Because motorcycle accidents can be so hazardous to the biker, fatalities are not uncommon. If you are the family member of a rider that died as a result of accident-related injuries, you can file a lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf.
At a time of intense grief and mourning such as this, you are probably looking for answers and seeking justice. While we cannot bring the deceased back, we can help you hold the other driver accountable.
Under California’s comparative negligence laws, we need to prove that the other rider or driver was more to blame than you are for what happened. In order to receive a settlement, the other driver must be found to be at least 51 percent responsible for causing the accident.
Our attorneys will assist you throughout the evidence gathering process in order to build the strongest case possible demonstrating the other driver’s fault:
- Accident reports
- Video camera footage
- Photographic evidence
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical reports
- And more
Determining the Value of Your Claim
Any expenses and damages related to your motorcycle accident should be factored into your final settlement. This should include more than just bills and direct expenses:
- Lost income due to time missed from work
- Cost of repairing your bike
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy for emotional or mental trauma
- Cost of medical equipment or home modifications to accommodate an injury
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Protecting your rights begins the moment you have an accident. The other driver’s insurance company is likely to contact you in order to ask questions or to try and take a written or oral statement. Don’t fall for this trap.
The other insurance company is not on your side. In fact, their objective will be to limit the amount of money they pay out. What you say can be twisted and used against you in order to achieve that goal. Protect yourself by having them direct questions to our office instead and allow us to negotiate on your behalf.
Consult with a Motorcycle Lawyer
Motorcyclists are often unjustly portrayed as reckless drivers that are a threat to themselves and others on the road. Our objective is to ensure that you are treated fairly regardless of whether you were riding on two wheels or four.
Get the help you need by calling Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, LLP at 1-844-404-2400 or arranging a meeting by completing the form at the bottom of this page.