Motorcycles are smaller, lighter, and lack the safety features that are standard in most passenger vehicles. This means that motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to the catastrophic consequences of an accident.
Motorcyclists are often the ones who suffer significant injuries and incur costly bills after a collision. That is why you need experienced legal representation to help you get back on your feet after an accident.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver, call the Moreno Valley personal injury lawyers of OnderLaw today for a free consultation. We have decades of experience helping injured motorcyclists seek answers, compensation, and justice. Let us stand up and fight for you.
In a perfect world, everyone would be compensated fairly for their losses after an accident. Unfortunately, the reality is, motorcyclists are sometimes still stigmatized. This bias may result in compensation packages that are less than fair. Some insurers may take advantage of the portrayal of motorcyclists in television and movies as lawless troublemakers. They might assume that the biker is at fault and reduce compensation because of this unfair judgment.
At OnderLaw, we know how the “biker” stereotype can impact an accident claim. That is why we work hard on behalf of motorcyclists to combat this bias and help them seek the full and fair compensation they deserve after a collision. However, an unfair bias is only one reason that motorcyclists need the help of an experienced Moreno attorney. A skilled attorney can also gather crucial evidence to strengthen your claim, help you file paperwork, keep track of important deadlines, and negotiate on your behalf.
The legal team at OnderLaw knows that your focus should be on the recovery process. While we work on your claim, we will communicate clearly and transparently with you throughout the process. You will always know what to expect and can reach out to us with your questions at any time.
Contact us today if you are ready to let us put our skills to work for you. We think our track record of success speaks for itself, but let us prove our value even further by offering you a free legal consultation.
California has implemented several laws and requirements to help keep riders safe while out on the open road. First and foremost, California law requires that all motorcyclists wear a U.S. Department of Transportation compliant helmet at all times. This law applies to both operators and riders or passengers. Motorcycles must also have side mirrors, as well as working turn signals.
The state also required motorcyclists to carry a minimum of $5,000 in property damage insurance, $15,000 in bodily injury insurance for an individual, and $30,000 for bodily injury insurance to multiple people. Failure to carry the required amount of insurance can result in a license suspension for up to one year.
California is also the only state to legalize lane splitting. The law makes it legal for motorcyclists to travel and maneuver between two lanes of traffic.
Motorcyclists can get injured in a variety of different types of accidents. Some of the most common include:
As of 2017, California had more motorcyclists than any other state in the U.S. It is no wonder that there have been numerous campaigns targeted at making drivers more aware of motorcyclists. Many of these campaigns focus on reminding drivers to be aware of their surroundings constantly. Unfortunately, these messages don’t always resonate.
Some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents include:
If you were injured in an accident like these or another type of crash, contact an attorney to discuss your rights and legal options.
Motorcycle crash injuries are often traumatic and devastating. These injuries can differ greatly from other types of motor vehicle crash injuries and are often more severe. Common examples of injuries that motorcyclists can face are:
That depends. California is a “pure comparative negligence” state, which is a regulation that dictates how compensation is distributed after an accident. In court, a party can recover money for their damages, regardless of who is responsible for the accident. However, a person’s total compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault they bear for causing the accident.
In practice, if a court rules that a motorcyclist is 10 percent at fault for the accident, the operator can recover the total amount of compensation minus 10 percent. This rule means it is important to have an experienced Moreno attorney on your side. An attorney can complete an investigation and gather substantiating evidence to support your claim, and seek maximum compensation.
While pure comparative negligence binds the courts, insurance adjusters will often use this regulation to guide their settlement claims as well.
An individual should consult with an experienced attorney to get the full and fair value of any claim. An attorney will be able to help calculate the worth of your physical and emotional losses, as well as gather documentation to support that claim. In general, an injured motorcyclist may be able to recover money for:
California has the most vibrant and active motorcycle population in the U.S. According to the University of Berkley, in 2017, there were more than 800,000 registered motorcycles in the state. Unfortunately, California leads the nation in motorcycle fatalities as well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2019, 474 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the state.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is often responsible for distributing information about serious motorcycle accidents in Moreno Valley. As recently as July 2021, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident on Atwood Avenue.
It doesn’t matter if you are an avid rider or even a hobbyist. If you are involved in a significant motorcycle collision, you deserve quality legal representation.
Contact the experienced team at OnderLaw for a free and confidential legal consultation. Our team wants to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.