Motorcycling riding has long been popular in California as well as Washington and Arizona. Motorcyclists are at a high risk of serious injury in an accident because they are not protected by the “cage” of a vehicle. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, the Law Offices of David P. Kashani can help.
Despite the common misconception that motorcycle enthusiasts are reckless thrill-seekers, we believe motorcyclists have a right to ride. When you become our client, we will work to help you obtain just compensation. We offer free consultations and will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we recover for you. Please contact our office today so we can get to work on your motorcycle accident claim.
Common Motorcycle Accident Causes
Motorcycle accidents are frequently the result of driver errors, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield at intersections
- Improper left-hand turns
- Unsafe lane changes
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Reckless driving
Despite the fact that motorcycles can be difficult to see, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and must be aware of their surroundings at all times. To have a valid claim, it is necessary to show that the other driver breached this duty by causing the accident that resulted in your injuries.
Our legal team is highly experienced in proving all of the elements of negligence in all types of motorcycle accident cases. In addition to claims against negligent drivers, we have handled many single-vehicle motorcycle accidents caused by road defects (e.g. potholes, gravel, oil spills, uneven pavement, debris).
Under such circumstances, it is possible to file a municipal liability lawsuit against the government agency responsible for road and highway maintenance. Finally, if your motorcycle accident was caused by a mechanical defect, a product liability lawsuit can be brought against the manufacturer or distributor.
How An Experienced Bay Area Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Trust the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC to handle your motorcycle accident case. We will thoroughly investigate the accident and work to hold the responsible party accountable. While motorcycle injury claims typically involve negotiating with an insurance company, the insurer will likely attempt to pin the blame on you and deny or underpay your claim. We will demand full payment of your injury claim and take the insurance company to court if necessary.
Although no two motorcycle accident claims are the same, you may be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage and other losses. Above all, we will fight for the maximum compensation you need and deserve.
What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Safety Laws
A number of motorcycle safety laws are designed to protect motorcyclists and reduce the risk of injury, including:
- Helmets are mandatory for all motorcycle riders and passengers
- Day running headlights are required for motorcycles built after 1978
- Motorcycles must be equipped with side-view mirrors, turn signals, and passenger seats
- Footrests are required for riders and passengers
- Motorcyclists under the age of 21 must complete a state-authorized rider education course
In addition, California motorcycle owners must carry the following minimum liability insurance coverage:
- $15,000 for bodily injury incurred by another person
- $30,000 for bodily injury to others involved in the accident
- $5,000 for property damage caused by a collision
Under California law, a motorcycle rider must be able to show proof of insurance (or other financial responsibility) in the event of an accident.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In a motorcycle accident, the rider is usually thrown from the bike, which can result in all types of injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Leg injuries
- Road rash
- Muscle damage
- Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
- Head and brain injuries
- Wrongful death
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, we will provide you with powerful representation when you need it most. Our objective is to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially. If a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, we can help you find justice and peace of mind through a wrongful death lawsuit. No matter the circumstances, we will fight tirelessly for your rights and always put your best interests first.
Contact Our Experienced California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC, we have a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of motorcycle injury victims. You can trust us to aggressively pursue your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. We are committed to winning compensation for you and to keeping the roads and highways of Northern California safe for all motorcycle riders. Please contact our office today to discuss your case with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys.