San Pedro Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
From road rash and nerve damage to broken bones and brain injuries, the effects of a motorcycle crash can be absolutely devastating to victims and their families. The motorcycle accident attorneys in our San Pedro office help injured motorcyclists pursue compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our attorneys have investigated numerous motorcycle accident cases in California, including accidents between motorcycles and cars, tractor-trailers, buses, pedestrians and other motorcycles.
Throughout the process of investigating numerous claims, we have come across and handled accidents caused by the following:
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Improper lane changing
- Improper lane splitting
- Dangerous or defective auto parts or vehicles
- Illegal turns
- Blind curves
- Other traffic violations
How Do I Prove I Deserve Damages?
To recover damages for your injuries, you will need to prove that the defendant was liable (responsible) for your accident. Potentially liable parties include drivers, other motorcyclists, commercial truck drivers, motorcycle manufacturers, or the government entities responsible for maintaining safe roads.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will help you establish that the defendant breached a “duty of care” owed to you as a fellow motorist on California roads and highways. Your attorney will also argue that this breach of duty directly contributed to your injuries. This breach of duty is called “negligence,” some of the most common examples of which include:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while texting or emailing
- Making left turns without first checking for oncoming vehicles
- Unsafely changing or splitting lanes
- Driving while drunk, under the influence of recreational drugs, or while exhausted
- Knowingly driving a vehicle with a defective part or parts
Your attorney will gather evidence of negligence to build your case. The evidence will depend largely on the cause of the crash.
For example, if you faced a head-on collision with a driver who made an unsafe left turn, your attorney may hire an accident reconstructionist to show a judge or jury exactly how the crash occurred. On the other hand, if the driver who collided with your vehicle appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the accident, your attorney will likely order a toxicology report to confirm whether alcohol was a contributing factor.
If you are suffering from lingering motorcycle accident injuries, our attorneys are here to fight for compensation.
We will pursue compensation for your:
- Past, current and future medical bills;
- Lost income;
- Reduced earning potential;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Permanent physical limitations; and
- Psychological trauma.
In addition to compensation for economic damages, such as medical bills and reduced earning potential, our motorcycle accident attorneys are also experienced in pursuing claims for non-economic damages on behalf of our clients. Non-economic damages include emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today.
With years of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents, the attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can help you determine the evidence needed to prove your claim. We will conduct a thorough investigation so that we can create the strongest case possible before entertaining settlement negotiations with an adverse party. Should the defendant refuse to settle for a reasonable amount, we have the requisite experience to take your case to court.
To discuss your case in a free consultation, give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online.