CALIFORNIA ATTORNEYS ASSISTING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Many people are passionate about riding motorcycles and the freedom that they feel while riding. However, other motorists often fail to pay attention to motorcycles, due to their size. This lack of attention or difficulty anticipating that a motorcycle may be in a space may lead to collisions. A motorcyclist has no protection against the force and weight of a larger vehicle. While the driver of a car or truck may walk away from an accident unscathed, motorcyclists face the possibility of devastating injuries, such as paralysis, brain injures and even death. This means that enlisting an experienced personal injury attorney is critical to asserting your rights. California motorcycle accident lawyer Travis G. Black will be able to help you recover compensation.
ESTABLISHING LIABILITY FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Most of the time it is the fault of a automobile driver in causing a motorcycle to crash. Often, a driver’s defense is that a motorcyclist was at fault, or that they didn’t see them. They will attempt to argue that the motorcycle must have been speeding because they just never saw them. If you are a motorcycle rider and are involved in an accident, it is important not to speak to the other driver’s insurance company before you have a chance to consult your own Folsom motorcycle accident lawyer. The other driver’s insurer owes you no loyalty and may try to use statements that you make as admissions to reduce the amount that it needs to pay you. Anything that you say to the other parties insurance company can and will be used against you.
Oftentimes multiple other people or entities are at fault for a motorcycle accident, such as when the road presents hazards that should have been fixed, and a driver of a larger vehicle also fails to use reasonable care. California follows the rule of joint and several liability with respect to your damages. This means that one defendant may be held responsible for 100% of the damages for even if that defendant is only 50% at fault for the accident, when no other defendant has the ability to pay. If a city or county should have fixed a dangerous condition on their roadway but didn’t and the driver of a automobile fails to obey the law and causes an accident with a motorcycle rider. The motorcyclist can oftentimes collect from both the city or county as well as the automobile driver.
CONSULT A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER IN THE CALIFORNIA AREA
Attorney Travis G. Black worked for the insurance industry and served as a police officer before establishing his own firm. He investigated hundreds of motorcycle accidents. He now his knowledge insight that he gained in these industries to serve accident victims. You should consult the California motorcycle accident attorneys at Travis G. Black & Associates if you have been hurt or lost a loved one because of a careless driver. Based in Folsom, our firm offers knowledgeable and comprehensive legal counsel. Contact us online or call Travis G. Black & Associates at 916-962-2896 for a free consultation with a Folsom personal injury attorney.