Brad Nakase, Attorney
Per data collected by the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration, otherwise known as the NHTSA, motorcycle riders are five times for likely to suffer from injuries during an accident than drivers of normal vehicles. Because you are not offered the same protection as drivers are, motorcycle injuries can range from minor to severe. Even minor accidents, however, can severely injure you because you don’t have the protection of airbags or seatbelts and are essentially out in the open.
Even an accident that occurs at a low speed can eject you, the motorcyclist, off of the bike, leading to severe injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, and more. You can protect yourself by wearing helmets, gloves, boots, and thicker clothing, but even that cannot fully protect them from the dangers of an accident. The most important aspect of your safety while riding a motorcycle is your helmet because, without that, you are more prone to getting a head injury. However, not all states require you to wear a helmet nor do they always protect from harm.
Common injuries that can occur as a result of a motorcycle accident include:
Whether you can see your injuries or not, you should always seek medical care after an accident not only to save yourself from potentially life-threatening injuries but also to create a viable medical record that you can use as evidence in a settlement.
Motorcycle Accident Victims Faces Mounting Expenses and Money Loss
An injury alone can be a difficult thing to cope with, so added losses on top of this only add to the mounting frustration you feel.
The extent of losses that you will face depends on how severe the injuries you suffer from are. If you suffer from a permanent and disabling injury due to the accident, your losses can soar into the millions in no time. If you only have a minor injury, your losses are more likely to stay in the thousands of dollars. Whether you suffered from immense losses or smaller losses, you deserve fair compensation for your expenses.
Losses will vary for every case, but the best way to find out what your claim may be worth is to contact us for evaluation free of charge.
Here is a list of common losses faced following a motorcycle accident:
The purpose of filing an insurance claim or injury lawsuit is to seek compensation for all of your losses. However, the at-fault driver and their insurance company will not just take your word for it. Instead, they will require proof to show that you deserve compensation. This is a task that is not as easy as it seems.
While you can prove your medical bills and lost wages fairly easily, future and noneconomic losses are much more difficult to prove.
Our motorcycle accident lawyer helps victims such as yourself who have injuries that deserve compensation as well as having either future or noneconomic loss as a part of their claim. We are knowledgeable about how to seek professional opinions from various experts that will help in calculating your future losses. We are very familiar with the California legal system and how it treats noneconomic or future losses so that we can determine a fair amount of compensation.
Being able to calculate an accurate amount of compensation is very important in a motorcycle accident. You must first be able to calculate damages to prove who was liable for the accident. Brad and his team of attorneys and professionals know how to handle your case and assist you with your claim.
The Responsible Party for Motorcycle Accident Injury
With all of your losses combined, your financial burden after a motorcycle accident can grow immensely. When this occurs, it is natural to wonder whether or not the other driver should be held liable for your injuries. There is nothing to lose in deciding to speak with an accident law firm and get information regarding your claim.
You can hold the other driver liable if their negligence was the reason for the accident. This negligence can include:
The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is distracted driving. Since motorcycles are hard to see on a busy road, any form of distraction can be fatal. This distraction can include texting and driving, leaning over, falling asleep, and more. It is easy to miss a motorcyclist on the road, especially in a blind spot, but drivers are still liable for not seeing you.
Once you can identify the negligent driver in the accident, there are different options for you regarding getting the compensation you deserve. In most states, the first step in filing a claim is to file with the negligent driver’s insurance. Insurance claims may seem easy, but they are fairly complicated processes. Insurers will do anything possible to limit the amount they have to pay out, even if it means challenging your claim. A skilled team can help protect your rights and ensure you get compensation when battling insurance companies.
Insurance companies are infamous for looking at a claim and offering far under the fair amount for your injuries. This is especially true when you are not represented by a legal team. They make these lowball offers in the hope that you won’t know any better. By settling, you give up your right to pursue legal actions as well. Because of this, you should always have a legal team on your side to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
If an insurance company is refusing to cover your losses, Brad’s team of professionals can help to handle all aspects of your case. We will help you to reach a fair agreement and will even represent you at trial if necessary. The best part is that you won’t have to be anything until we have won your case for you.
Protecting Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident
Even though it would be much easier, compensation is not immediately issued after an accident, even when the other driver was obviously at fault. Getting compensation often requires complicated steps on your part. Since you are not knowledgeable on the subject, you can often do things to hurt your chances of receiving fair compensation. To maximize your chances of compensation, do the following:
Why Choose Us?
Our team of professionals specializes in accidents and will make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. We will fight for you and want you to get the payment you need to cover all of your pain and suffering costs.
It is free to speak with us and get advice, so don’t be scared to reach out! Brad and his team will always be there for you and will make sure that you are not taken advantage of. The best part is you don’t have to pay us a penny until your claim is won!
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Motorcycle Helmet Use and Injuries Outcomes