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As of 2018, the OTS website states that motorcycle accidents decreased by 15%. As the number of motorcycles, mopeds and scooter riders on roads across California increases every day, so do the number of accidents involving this at-risk group. Due to the minimal protection that motorcycles offer, motorcycle accidents are usually more dangerous or catastrophic than car accidents and can sometimes lead to riders being killed. Get in touch with our Fresno motorcycle accident lawyer by calling (559) 201-0911.
Usually, all a cyclist has is just a safety helmet and leather apparel to protect the body. As a result, when a road accident occurs, the motorcyclist is no match for cars, trucks, and other automobiles.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because the other driver was negligent or failed to pay attention to the road, you are entitled to pursue compensation. Holding negligent drivers responsible while also ensuring that you get compensated for your injuries means you would need the services of our Fresno motorcycle accident attorneys.
The residents of Fresno have, for years, relied on Steven P. Roberts and his team to get them the justice they need. We can also help you recover just compensation for your injuries.
Negligence in a Motorcycle Accident in Fresno
Drivers of cars, trucks, and other passenger vehicles are usually quick to point accusing fingers at motorcyclists after a road accident. A common deflection is to say that they didn't see the cyclist coming.
The primary thing to note as a rider of a motorcycle, moped, or scooter, is that you are equally entitled to the use of the road. Also, other road users owe you some duty of care, the breach of which may mean they'll be held negligent and responsible for your injuries.
To prove that a driver or person was negligent in the motorcycle accident, it must be established that:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to you;
- The defendant breached that duty of care;
- The breach of care was the direct cause of the injury you suffered or damage to your motorcycle.
As such, if you get involved in an accident, you have the right to hold any negligent party accountable for any injuries suffered or damage to your motorcycle. Not only can you file a claim against the at-fault driver, but you may also file the same against the employer of the negligent driver.
Recovering Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident
The SGVT writes that motorcycle fatalities are AT LEAST 28 times higher than accidents involving automobiles. If you sustain an injury or damage to your motorcycle in an accident, you could file a lawsuit to recover compensation. The lawsuit will be against all the negligent or responsible parties in your motorcycle accident. The damages you may be entitled to may include both economic and non-economic damages.
The way motorcycle accidents are, you can file your claim against multiple parties. These parties may include:
- The driver of the vehicle that hit you,
- The employer of the driver that hit you (if the driver was an employee).
- The government or contractors responsible for the road design or defects that contributed to your accident, or
- The manufacturer or distributor of a defective motorcycle or automobile, as the case may be.
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the ideal course of action is to find an experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer to start the process of recovering your financial benefits for you.
Contact a Fresno Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Motorcycle injury cases can be complicated and hard to manage without legal help. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle wreck, it’s crucial that you have the best legal representation possible - especially one that is experienced with motorcycle accident cases.
Our legal team at Steven P. Roberts in Fresno has become notorious in Fresno for representing motorcycle accident cases. Other years, we have become the go-to lawyers for personal injury cases. Our attorneys are ready to help you through every aspect of your claim and make sure that you get maximum compensation for any damage to your motorcycle and for any injuries you may have suffered.
If you or your loved one gets involved in a motorcycle, moped, or scooter accident, you should contact our Fresno motorcycle accident attorney online here or call (559) 201-0911 for a free evaluation of your case.