Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Helping Victims of Motorcycle Accidents Seek Financial Compensation
When on the road, motorcyclists are at an extreme disadvantage: Significantly smaller in both size and weight, it is easy for a motorcycle to go unseen by other cars and trucks on the road. Oftentimes, this is the cause of serious collisions that can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Regardless of the severity of the injuries, you have a right to consult with our skilled Pam Springs motorcycle accident lawyer and learn more about your options for legal action.
Our lawyer works on contingency fees and offers free consultations. You can learn more about the value of your case at no charge! Call (760) 440-5643 or contact us online today.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are still one of the most common causes of auto-related deaths in the United States. In as little as 7 years, nearly 35,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents throughout the U.S.
Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by:
- Bad weather
- Drunk drivers
- Changing lanes without looking
Roughly 30% of motorcycle accident victims will sustain an injury to the foot or neck, while 22% will suffer an injury to the head or neck. Accidents mostly affect young men between the ages of 20 and 24. While wearing the appropriate protective gear can make a life-saving difference, it is still possible to sustain serious injuries with helmets, goggles, and elbow pads.
How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
In California, victims of motorcycle accidents have up to two years from the date of their accident to file a claim. If you are unable to file your claim within this time frame, you may forfeit your rights to seek compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident.
In the days following your accident, there may be important evidence that could be helpful in supporting your claim such as photos, witness statements, or police reports that should be collected as soon as possible. Many victims may be unaware of the important evidence that should be gathered. By contacting an attorney, you may be able to better understand your opportunities for financial recovery and how to hold the responsible party accountable.
Seeking Financial Restitution for Your Injuries
If you have already been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Palm Springs or anywhere in the Coachella Valley then we suggest you call our firm today. There is no way to immediately know how costly your medical bills and rehabilitation costs could be. Taking legal action may be the only means you have to obtain the compensation you will need to be able to afford these expenses. With more than 40 years of experience in the field of personal injury law, our legal team has been successful in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of the clients we've represented, many of which have included motorcycle accident victims. Your first consultation at Barry Regar APLC will be provided on a complimentary basis, so do not hesitate to call our office now.