Looking for a lawyer for your motorcycle accident case?
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely devastating. If you’re a motorcyclist, you are much more susceptible to injuries because, unlike other vehicles, you are not protected by doors and airbags. California also has some of the highest rates of motorcycle accidents in the nation. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident recently, you are most likely suffering on many different levels such as emotionally, physically, and financially. As a motorcyclist, it’s important to know that you have rights as well, and you should enact those rights through a motorcycle accident case. Eldessouky Law’s lawyers are here to protect you after an accident and make sure that you are fairly and justly given any compensation you deserve for your losses. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to get in touch with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys serving Bellflower, California to get started on your case today.
What are the first things I should do after a motorcycle accident?
The first things you do after a motorcycle accident may greatly impact your chances of receiving a higher amount in compensation in a case later on. If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, make sure you do the following:
- Stop and stay at the scene
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the parties involved
- Get witness statements
- Call the police
- Document damages
- Alert your insurance company
- Seek medical attention
- Contact our law firm
It’s important you do not leave after an accident, in fact, it is illegal to leave the scene. For your initial consultation with one of our lawyers, it would be helpful for you to bring as much documentation as possible. This means you will need copies of the accident report filled out by the police, insurance and contact information of the other parties involved, photographs of damages and the scene, and copies of medical bills. The more you can provide, the better your attorney will be able to assess your situation. If you have more questions about what you need for your initial consultation, call our office and one of our team members will gladly answer all your questions.
How do I prove whose fault it is?
In personal injury cases, in order to prove fault, you will need to prove negligence. All drivers on the road in California owe a basic duty of care so to successfully prove the defendant was negligent you will need to prove the following:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to you
- That duty of care was breached
- That breach was a direct cause of your injuries
Keep in mind, California has a comparative fault law, which means you can still recover damages even if the accident is partially your fault. If your damages totaled to $10,000 and the accident was decided to be 40% your fault, you will be able to still get $6,000 in compensation. Working with a lawyer will be an integral part of proving fault because they will be able to build you a strong case to prove you deserve more compensation. If your accident did not involve another party but was due to road conditions, then the property manager may be liable for your damages. Similarly, if your accident involved malfunctioning parts, then the manufacturer may be held liable. Every case is unique, so it’s important to speak with a lawyer to see who may be liable in your case. Get in touch with one of our lawyers if you want someone to fight for you.
What kind of compensation can I receive in a motorcycle accident case?
Like most other personal injury cases, motorcycle accident cases seek to recover compensatory damages. These can be both economic and non-economic damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate a plaintiff for their losses such as:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Medication and medical supplies
- lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Disfigurement or loss of limb
- Pain and suffering
Schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys to see what your case may be worth. This may be your first step to getting back on your feet.
How is Eldessouky Law different than other personal injury firms?
Your best option in pursuing a motorcycle accident case is to get in touch with Eldessouky Law. We offer free legal advice to anyone that believes they have a case. We will also gladly represent you in a motorcycle accident suit free of charge. Our promise is to take away kind of financial pressure. Instead, we want to focus on you and how we can win for you. If we don’t win your case, then you will not owe us one penny. So if you have been in a motorcycle accident and are suffering, it’s time to take legal action. Call our office to get in touch with an attorney that will take care of you.