At Downtown Law, our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers know riders continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes here and throughout the country.
California leads the country with over 800,000 motorcycles registered throughout the state, which inherently increases the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities that occur on our roadways. According to the California Office of Traffic and Safety, there were 14,148 motorcyclists injured, and 566 motorcyclists killed in traffic collisions last year alone.
We represent motorcycle collision clients throughout California because we believe everyone deserves access to the legal resources that will help them take back control of their lives after an accident. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motorcycle accident in California, our attorneys want to help outline how the crash has impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life, so we can provide a realistic legal approach to pursuing the compensation your case is worth.
Once we take your motorcycle accident and injury case, we are in this together. Let’s fight.
While most California drivers know it is illegal to drive and use a handheld cellphone or similar electronic communication device, it does not stop motorists from doing so.
Consequently, nearly 40% of all motorcycle accidents involve a distracted or inattentive driver, which often leads back to cellphone use.
When a driver’s cellphone use is a factor in a motorcycle collision, our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers may subpoena cellphone records from the distracted driver’s mobile carrier.
Once the cellphone records are obtained by court order, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Riverside will pursue detailed facts to determine if the accident was caused by the negligent driver’s cellphone use.
That may include accessing the time of the accident, how it corresponds to the police report and witness statements, and any cellphone activity — including phone calls, text messages, and online data communication — that occurred during that window.
These tangible facts are important, because insurance representatives are highly trained on long established company tactics in developing confusing dialogue that could lead the injury victim to inadvertently take some blame for the collision or admit they may not be as hurt as they first thought as a way to minimize your recovery. Therefore, it is important to speak with a skilled Riverside motorcycle accident lawyer before giving a statement to the insurance company.
We can help build your case for success with your cooperation and honesty, so we can proactively anticipate the insurance company’s next move and respond appropriately.
We cannot control how your Riverside motorcycle accident happened, but we can control how your case unfolds. Call us now to learn more.
At Downtown Law, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Riverside believe trust is the key to each of our client’s successes.
We pride ourselves on protecting each of our client’s rights and building trustworthy partnerships through honest and open communication that provides the confidence they need to pursue the best outcome for their unique cases.
Once all factors have been fully outlined, we will begin negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company for your:
At Downtown Law, we fully understand the anxiety that follows a vehicle collision is real and should be considered when evaluating how much our client has been impacted by their accident and injuries. While there is little compensation available for stress and anxiety, it is our job to convey the complete impact of the trauma you have suffered and how it has affected your livelihood with credibility and integrity.
We will fight for the realistic financial recovery you are entitled to, so you can focus on your physical and emotional well-being.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver in California, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Riverside at Downtown Law today by calling (888) 843-5290 to schedule a free consultation. We will fight for the realistic financial recovery you are entitled to, so you can focus on your physical and emotional well-being.
Yes. All riders and passengers are required to wear a U.S. DOT-compliant motorcycle safety helmet when riding a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or motorized bicycle. A Centers for Disease Control study states helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 69%.
According to the National Safety Council Injury Facts, motorcycle helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators and 41% effective for motorcycle passengers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates over the last years, more than 25,000 lives have been saved by wearing motorcycle helmets.
In California, the insurance minimums for motorcycle insurance are the same as they are for vehicles.
This means that motorcyclists must have the following coverage:
When a vehicle collides with a motorcyclist it is often the result of distraction or the driver failing to take the appropriate precautions to avoid an accident. Most drivers who hit riders say, “I didn’t see him/her,” which is not a viable legal excuse to avoid liability.
Our Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys at Downtown Law will carefully investigate the accident to find evidence showing the motorist was negligent, which could include — but is not limited to — gathering eyewitness reports of the driver recklessly operating their vehicle, crash scene skid marks, or the lack thereof, or their failure to appropriately share the road.
It is important to contact our motorcycle accident attorney in California immediately after seeking medical care, so we can begin preserving this important evidence before it is no longer available.
Our Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys are the difference between insufficient recovery or full and complete compensation. Contact us today to learn more.