The Police Said I Was at Fault for My Motorcycle Accident, Can I Still Get Compensation for My Injuries?
According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, motorcycle accidents increased 23% between 2003 and 2012. Some people speculate this may have been due to the recession as people sought to a find more fuel-efficient, less-costly means of transportation. Others felt it might be due to the increased number of motorcycles on our roads with inexperienced cyclists. The trend seems to have continued after 2012. The CA OTC reports that motorcycle fatalities increased from 12.1 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Look Out For Cars, Because They Are Not Looking For You
Regardless of the reasons why, motorcycle accidents in southern California still present a real threat to anyone who wishes to ride a motorcycle to save money or enjoy our beautiful scenery on the open road. Motorcyclists must be vigilant when riding because other drivers simply do not watch out for motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often blamed for the crash because of the unfounded and unfair stereotype associated with riders (i.e. reckless and dangerous).
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in the Fresno or greater Los Angeles area, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers of Torem & Associates to ensure your rights are protected as you seek compensation from the at-fault party.
Under California’s comparative negligence law, you can be 99% at fault for a motorcycle crash and still receive compensation for 1% of your total damages. For example, if you were speeding when another driver made an illegal left turn in front of your motorcycle, the jury may find that you are partially to blame for the crash. If the jury awarded you $100,000 in damages but assigned you 20% fault for the accident, you would only receive $80,000 ($100,000 less 20%).
Why You Should Talk To An Injury Lawyer After A Motorcycle Accident
Because damages in motorcycle accidents tend to be substantial due to the severity of the injuries, insurance companies for at-fault drivers fight motorcycle accident claims aggressively. You need a personal injury attorney who understands personal injury law, comparative negligence law, and motorcycle accident investigation to represent you against these large insurance companies. Our attorneys are not afraid of taking on large insurance companies — we fight for your right to receive a fair and just settlement for your injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Fresno or anywhere in California.
Have You Been Injured in a Fresno Motorcycle Accident?
If so, the motorcycle accident attorneys of Torem & Associates want to help you recover compensation from the driver who caused your motorcycle accident. Even if you were at fault for the motorcycle crash, you may still be entitled to receive partial compensation for your injuries and damages.
Call our Fresno office at (888) 500-500024/7 to speak with a representative. You may also chat with a representative online 24/7 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We want to help you recover what you are entitled to receive under California personal injury laws. Contact us today!