Many motorcycle enthusiasts take advantage of California’s warm, sunny weather to hit the open roads. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are continuously put at risk because of careless and reckless drivers. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we routinely handle motorcycle crash claims in which a rider was struck and injured due to a car, large truck, and other motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one were recently in a motorcycle collision, contact our Santa Ana motorcycle accident lawyers right away. During a free consultation, we will listen to your story and evaluate the next best steps. If it appears you have a valid personal injury claim, we will recommend moving forward with an independent investigation of the crash.
Through our investigation, we will gather and analyze the evidence you need to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit and insurance claim. Whether we believe we can reach an appropriate settlement with the insurer or will need to fight for your rights at trial, we will guide you every step of the way. Contact us online today or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule your free, no-risk consultation.
Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Santa Ana
Our Santa Ana motorcycle accident attorneys have worked on cases involving all types of collisions. Common motorcycle accidents include head-on crashes, rear-end collisions, blind-spot accidents, and left-turn and intersection accidents. We know how to tailor our investigation to each type of accident to determine what went wrong and who is responsible.
We also know that motorcycle crashes are caused by a wide range of negligent conduct.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy drivers
- Drunk or drugged drivers
- Defective vehicles or auto parts
- Poor road or weather conditions
- Defective roads
- Unprotected left-turns
- Blind curves
- Lane changes
Whether you are confident regarding the cause of the accident or not, it is best to work with an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer in Santa Ana. An attorney will thoroughly review what happened and gather as much evidence as possible. This evidence, which may include photos, videos, eye witness accounts, police reports, and other documentation, will support your claim for compensation.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries We See in Santa Ana
Our Santa Ana motorcycle accident attorneys have represented individuals suffering from all types of motorcycle crash injuries.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush limbs
Motorcycle Accident Compensation
If you are suffering from injuries because another driver caused a motorcycle accident, you should speak with an attorney about your right to pursue compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial injuries. Under California’s personal injury law, you can seek compensation for your injuries when another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct causes you harm.
A Santa Ana motorcycle accident lawyer will pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Reduced earning potential
- Reduced quality of life
Why You Should Call a Santa Ana Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Following a motorcycle crash, your first thought may be to rely on insurance. After-all, auto insurance is meant to cover your property damage and medical expenses after a crash. However, there are several pitfalls to relying on another driver’s insurer and not calling an experienced attorney.
When you rely on an insurer, you do not have anyone to conduct an independent investigation. You are either forced to rely on the insurer’s conclusions or to attempt to contest them on your own. Without a separate investigation, you may not realize the insurer’s conclusions are incorrect. If you do recognize an error or inaccurate conclusion, you are in a difficult position of trying to argue with an insurer while also recovering from your injuries.
By calling an experienced Santa Ana motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible, you have someone to conduct an in-depth investigation on your behalf and gather as much evidence as possible. It is important to have a lawyer pursue possible evidence as soon as possible. Overtime, evidence may be changed, destroyed, or for some other reason, become unavailable. An attorney at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will immediately take steps to obtain photos, video, sound recordings, paperwork and records, electronic information, eye witness statements, and other evidence to analyze your claim.
Once your lawyer has a thorough understanding of the accident, then they are in a strong position to negotiate with the insurer. Your attorney can contest the insurer’s conclusions when necessary and provide evidence of the other party’s negligence and your injuries.
All of this enables your lawyer to fight for you to receive a full and fair settlement. It also ensures your lawyer is trial ready if an insurance settlement is unavailable or negotiations breakdown.
Call Us Today to Talk to a Santa Ana Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand you may be nervous about calling a lawyer. We want to reassure you—our initial consultations are entirely free. Additionally, if you choose to work with us, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay us unless we win you compensation.
To learn more, call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or fill out our contact form online.
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