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Motorcycle

Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle offers thousands of people a sense of freedom and excitement. Even though motorcycle riders accept a certain level of risk in choosing this mode of transportation, this does not mean that they sacrifice their rights while on the road. Other drivers must still take all appropriate care to prevent harm to motorcyclists. Travelers that fail in this obligation must provide compensation for all resulting damage. This can include payments for the costs of medical treatment, lost wages and emotional trauma.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle collision, Ballesteros Law Group could help you seek compensation for damages. We can take the necessary steps to investigate collisions, to help riders to measure their damages, and to pursue claims for all appropriate compensation. 

Types of Injuries and Recoverable Damages

Motorcycle riders are vulnerable to severe injuries and property damage. Even if a motorcyclist takes appropriate precautions by utilizing safety gear, another driver’s poor decisions could still result in severe injuries.

The common types of injuries a motorcyclist could sustain include:

  • Severe cuts and scraps

  • Friction burns from sliding on pavement

  • Severe head trauma

  • Broken bones

  • Separated joints

  • Organ damage

  • Spinal cord and neck injuries

What Types of Damages Could a Person Recover After a Motorcycle Collision?

Those who have been injured in a motorcycle collision may be able to demand compensation for the costs of all necessary medical treatment. However, many bikers suffer losses that go beyond physical harm. If an injury is sufficiently severe to keep that rider out of work, the defendant is liable to provide reimbursement for those lost earnings. It is also important to consider the emotional effects of the accident. Many bikers find themselves hesitant to get back out on the road and may require mental health counseling to make a full recovery.

Ballesteros Law Group could help injured bikers to measure their losses and to demand full compensation.

How is Liability Determined for a Motorcycle Crash?

As the plaintiff, an injured party always bears the burden of proving that a defendant’s actions caused the accident. This means demonstrating that a defendant was negligent. All drivers assume a duty to keep all other people safe while behind the wheel. This extends to bikers.

California Civil Code Sections 1431-1431.5 explain the use of comparative fault principles in accident liability cases. As a result, if a biker can prove that a defendant failed in this duty and that this failure resulted in an injury, that biker can demand compensation. The most common way to accomplish this is to prove that a driver violated a rule of the road and that this resulted in the collision. Laws such as speeding, the requirement to stop at stop signs, and right of way all provide protections to all motorists.

Ballesteros Law Group could help injured bikers to pursue their claims and help to demand compensation within the applicable time limits. Under the California Civil Code 335.1, bikers must file a claim within two years of the accident. If the claim is not filed within the deadline, injured claimants may be unable to recover compensation for damages.

Reach out to Ballesteros Law Group 

Few experiences in life can be as frightening as enduring a motorcycle accident. Instances of direct contact with another vehicle, or being forced to make a sudden stop or turn can result in you falling to the ground. As a result, the physical injuries that result from motorcycle accidents can affect not just your health but also your emotional wellbeing and finances.

Ballesteros Law Group could help you to demand proper compensation from at-fault defendants. They can work to discover the evidence needed to provide defendant negligence as well as to measure your losses to demand appropriate payments.

 

Contact us today to learn more about how an attorney could help your case.

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