Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents cause the most serious and permanent injuries compared to vehicle v. vehicle accidents. Around more than half of motorcycle accidents occur because the driver of the other vehicle was not able to see the motorcyclist. Motorcycles are often driving through a driver’s blind spot, which makes it difficult for them to maneuver through the streets.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, give us a call today to discuss how you could get compensated for your injuries. We know how stressful it can be to experience a traumatic accident. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you also have the right to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are a specific type of lawsuits that ensure the deceased family gets compensated. You could recover compensation such as funeral expenses and burial expenses of the family member who passed. Wrongful death lawsuits allow the victims’ loved ones to continue to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

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Our experienced Bakersfield lawyers at Megeredchian Law offer free case evaluations. Case evaluations are meetings with an attorney to determine what the best course of action is for your lawsuit. During a case evaluation, there may be many questions that could be discussed, including:

  • Who were the parties involved in the accident?
  • How did the accident happen?
  • Did you suffer any injuries from the accident?
  • Did you get any medical care after the accident for your injuries?
  • Did you have to take time off of work because of your injuries?
  • Can you return to work after the accident?
  • Where did the accident happen?
  • Do you still have injuries or continue to experience pain to this day?
  • Did you take down any witness information?
  • Did you take any photos of the accident location?
  • Have you spoken to anyone after the accident?
  • Has anyone tried to reach out to you after the accident?
  • Have you received any paperwork regarding the accident?

You also can ask our Bakersfield attorneys several questions to make sure that you hire the right attorneys for you. There are certain factors that we recommend you look for in an attorney. You should look for:

  • Experience: make sure that your attorney has experience representing motorcycle accident victims in the past, and has a successful track record.
  • Reputation: reputation is very important in the legal community. Make sure that the attorney you choose to hire has a highly-rated reputation and strong communication skills.
  • Comfortable: you must feel comfortable when speaking with your attorney. Being able to communicate everything regarding your case is an important factor for moving your case along.

What causes motorcycle accidents in Bakersfield?

  • The most common cause of motorcycle accidents in Bakersfield is cars that make a left-hand turn. When a car makes a turn at an intersection, it may not be able to judge the speed of the oncoming motorcyclist properly. Motorcycles can speed up much faster than a vehicle, and so a driver may not completely gauge how long it will take for the motorcyclist to pass, and collide with the motorcyclist as they make their left-hand turn.

  • Another common cause of accidents in Bakersfield is speeding. Drivers may speed at high rates around freeways and residential areas, which can pose a danger to other drivers on the road, especially to motorcyclists.

How can a government entity be responsible for my motorcycle accident?

In some cases, other drivers on the road may not be responsible for your motorcycle accident, but the government entity is responsible for the roads. If there is a dangerous roadway that led to the accident, then the accident victim has the right to file a lawsuit against the government entity that controls and owns those defective roads. To file a lawsuit against the government entity for a defective roadway, you must show:

  • The government entity owned and controlled the roadway. They had a duty to make sure that the roadway was safe for other drivers.
  • The government entity failed to make the roads safe and breached this duty.
  • Because the government entity breached this duty and failed to make the road safe, an accident occurred.
  • The accident victim now suffers damages.

Examples of how the roadway could be dangerous include potholes, and loose gravel on the roadways which could lead to a motorcycle accident.

Drunk driving in Bakersfield

Unfortunately, there are also some circumstances where drunk driving accidents lead to motorcycle accidents. Drunk driving accidents may lead to fatalities since a drunk driver may be driving impaired and may not be able to gauge their speed. If you or someone you know has been involved in a drunk driving incident in Bakersfield, give our motorcycle accident attorneys a call.

What are common motorcycle accident injuries in Bakersfield?

The most common type of injury in a Bakersfield motorcycle accident is road rash. Road rash is a specific injury that motorcyclists experience after an accident since they do not have a protective barrier around them like other vehicles do. Because a motorcyclist does not have a protective barrier, they could get thrown off the motorcycle and suffer road rash.

There are different degrees of road rash, and vary from first-degree to third-degree. First-degree is somewhat minimal and may not need medical treatment. But, third degree is the most severe type of road rash and occurs when the bone or tissue is exposed. Third-degree road rash will most likely need surgery and intervention as soon as possible, or it could result in amputation.

Could I recover compensation for my motorcycle accident in Bakersfield?

You could recover compensation for the motorcycle accident that you have suffered in Bakersfield. But, the compensation differs depending on the circumstances of the collision, and the injuries that you have suffered. For example, you could recover some of the below monetary damages:

  • Medical expenses: this is one of the most common types of compensation that motorcyclists receive from a motorcycle accident from the negligent part. Examples include treatment costs, hospital stays, medication costs, physical therapy, etc.

  • Pain and suffering: this is the emotional trauma that a motorcyclist experiences. This is almost always awarded since motorcycle accidents could lead to extensive trauma, such as PTSD.

  • Lost wages: lost wages take into account the position that the motorcyclist had before the accident and the time that they took off of work because of the motorcycle accident injuries.

  • Future loss of income: future loss of income takes into account the future income that the motorcyclist could have made but did not because of the injuries.

  • Property damage: In any motorcycling automobile collision, a motorcycle will likely experience extensive property damage. The motorcycle will likely have to be repaired or replaced. Usually, a motorcycle is determined to be totaled after an accident or collision. A totaled motorcycle means that the cost to repair exceeds the value of the motorcycle. In the event of a totaled motorcycle, the motorcyclist can recover the replacement value of the motorcycle.

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