Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 1:09 am
Motorcycle crashes cause a variety of injuries. A motorcyclist could spend months in recovery, which can result in substantial financial losses. If another driver caused your motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. However, you need to prove fault and damages before receiving money for a motorcycle accident claim. Our Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyers can help.
Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Crashes
A motorcyclist is at risk for severe and traumatic injuries in a crash. Riders have very little protection from injuries in a collision. Even when a rider is wearing a motorcycle helmet, the rider can still sustain traumatic brain injuries.
Common motorcycle injuries include:
- Skull fractures and other head injuries
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Lacerations and road rash
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and shoulder injuries
Motorcycle crashes can result in disabilities and permanent impairments. Receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury claim can mean the difference in receiving the health care and personal care you need for lifelong impairments caused by motorcycle crashes.
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim
California is a fault state for traffic accidents. You must prove that another party caused your motorcycle accident to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Therefore, you must have evidence proving that the other driver caused the accident to receive money for a motorcycle accident claim.
If defective motorcycle parts or systems contributed to the cause of the crash, a motorcycle manufacturer could be responsible for your damages, but you must have evidence that the defective motorcycle part contributed to the cause of the crash.
Likewise, if defectively designed roads or improperly maintained roads caused the motorcycle crash, the government could be liable. Again, you must have evidence to prove the liability before you can receive money for an injury claim.
How Do I Prove Fault for Motorcycle Crashes?
Investigating motorcycle crashes can be time-consuming, expensive, and complicated, especially for a rider recovering from severe injuries. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have the resources and skills to conduct a thorough accident investigation. Our legal team gathers evidence to identify all parties who might have liability for your injury claim.
Additionally, we carefully document the factors that led to the cause of the crash to prove that you were not at fault. Insurance companies often use comparative fault laws in California to reduce the value of motorcycle accident claims. If the insurance company can prove that your actions contributed to the cause of the crash, the amount of money you can receive for your injury claim is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you for causing the motorcycle crash.
Therefore, our lawyers work diligently to prove the other driver or other parties were responsible for causing the crash. We also work to prove that you had no responsibility for the cause of your motorcycle accident. Our goal is to get you the highest settlement amount possible, given the facts in your case.
Contact a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Filing insurance claims for motorcycle crashes can result in compensation for injuries, loss of income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. However, proving fault and damages without the help of a personal injury attorney can be challenging. Insurance companies have teams of highly-trained professionals to protect them from large claims.
The Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm are aggressive legal advocates for motorcyclists in California. We fight to get riders the compensation they deserve after motorcycle crashes.