According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 4,462 fatal motorcycle accidents occurred in the country in 2009. California Civil Code section 1714 stipulates that drivers are responsible for their own acts and for the injuries to another caused by their acts.
Any injured motorcyclist may recover damages in an accident, provided that the injured victim of a motorcycle crash can prove that the other driver caused the accident because he or she was negligent or failed to exercise reasonable care that any prudent driver would exercise under similar circumstances.
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Injured victims of motorcycle crashes must prove specific elements in court on a case-to-case basis. The injured victims must first prove that the other party failed to exercise a legal duty of care towards others, and that the other party breached this duty which caused the accident to occur. The victims must also provide evidence of medical costs and reports of severity of injuries from attending physicians as proof that they were in fact injured.
The total damages that victims may recover include medical treatment costs, lost wages, and if deemed applicable, loss of future earnings and pain and suffering.
Hiring a Motorbike Accident Attorney from Lexton Law Firm
At Lexton Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have represented injured motorcyclists for more than three decades.
Our expert legal team includes lawyers who are motorcyclists themselves, and therefore have a better understanding about the risks involved with motorcycling on busy freeways, and are very familiar with cases similar to yours.
The San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers at Lexton Law Firm will immediately conduct an investigation following an accident in order to:
- Preserve evidence of the motorcycle crash
- Secure photographs of the motorcycle crash scene
- Establish the defendants’ liability for the motorcycle accident
- Inspect the motorcycle and safety gear for potential defects
- Determine if there is a need to hire expert witnesses
- Recover medical expenses and lost wages
If you’re in need of a California motorcycle accident attorney or a Nevada motorcycle accident law firm, Lexton Law Firm provides quality legal representation for injured motorcycle crash victims. We have several offices throughout California to better serve you locally. We are more than willing to give you legal advice and discuss the options you may take to recover fair and just compensation.
Lexton Law Firm provides legal representation to injured victims in motorcycle accidents on a contingency fee basis. We offer our services to clients without charge unless we obtain settlement for them. Once we take on a client’s case, we get paid only when we win the case. At our law firm, there are no up-front fees or costs, no court costs and no filing fees. We get paid when our client is paid.