Compensation is Available After a Motorcycle Accident
Each year, thousands of motorcyclists are injured on California roadways and highways as a result of another’s negligence. Regrettably, motorcycles are inherently dangerous, and when an accident occurs, the injuries can cause lifetime medical complications. If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, discuss your case with a well-versed motorcycle accident attorney. The Inland Empire attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.
For many years, the dedicated legal team of attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have advocated on behalf of injured motorcyclists. The firm understands the challenges often faced by riders after an accident, such as costly medical bills and a loss of income. As a result, the firm works aggressively to ensure their clients recover the highest compensation possible when the accident has been caused by another’s negligence. To schedule a free consultation, call (909) 894-0812 today.
Pursuing Damages After an Accident
Studies indicate that the losses suffered after a motorcycle accident can be up to 12 times greater than the losses suffered by other types of traffic accidents. In California, drivers are legally obligated to operate their vehicles in a reasonably responsible manner and avoid injuring themselves and others they share the road with. When a driver is careless and their negligence leads to a motorcycle accident, compensation can be sought for the damages caused by the responsible driver. In most motorcycle accident cases, the following damages can be pursued:
- Medical Expenses
Serious injuries caused by a motorcycle accident can lead to costly bills. For instance, when a rider is urgently transported to the hospital after an accident and is hospitalized for several days after the accident, the medical bills can begin to pile up. In a personal injury claim, it may be possible to recover the costs for the hospital stay along with the following: Diagnostic tests, Surgery, Prescription medication, Doctor’s visits, Rehabilitation, Physical therapy, and/or Chiropractic care.
- Pain and Suffering
Motorcycle accidents tend to lead to a variety of injuries that could result in either temporary or permanent disability. These injuries can include: Broken bones, Road rash, Brain trauma, and Back injuries.
When the injury leads to long-term pain and discomfort, California personal injury laws allow for monetary compensation for the suffering associated with the injuries.
- Loss of Wages and Benefits
When the injuries result in disability, the damages pursued can include the total loss of income, including benefits. When the accident has resulted in a permanent disability, it may be possible to recover from the loss of future earnings.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Like every traffic accident, motorcycle accidents can be caused by a plethora of factors. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents are caused by another’s negligence, which means these accidents are usually preventable. The following are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Driver Error
As previously mentioned, drivers in California have a duty to drive responsibly; nonetheless, many motorists fail to take proper precautions when on the drive and make the conscious decision to drive recklessly. Accidents caused by driver error could include: Speeding, Failing to check blind spots, Failure to yield, Driving while drunk, and Driving while distracted.
- Defective Vehicle Parts
Motorcycle accidents can also be caused as a result of defective vehicle parts. Whether the defect was in the motorcycle or the other vehicle involved, damages can be pursued from the manufacturing company that assembled the defective part or the part’s designer.
- Dangerous Roadway Conditions
Inadequately maintained roads regularly cause motorcycle accidents. When a road is not maintained or it has been designed with errors, the construction company, road engineer, or municipality responsible for the error can be held accountable.
Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, he or she will likely suffer serious injuries. Fortunately, financial compensation can be pursued after an accident that has been caused by another’s careless actions. After a motorcycle accident, discuss your case with an experienced attorney who will advocate on your behalf.
The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are exceptionally versed in motorcycle accident cases. After an accident, take immediate action and seek the support of an attorney you can depend on. A skilled attorney will investigate your case and ensure you obtain the damages award you truly deserve. For a free, no-obligation consultation, consider contacting Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP by calling (909) 894-0812 today.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.