Looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer in Downey?
Motorcycle accidents can be very scary situations. There’s an increasing amount of deaths that come from these kind of accidents in California. Although there is a significant number more of registered passenger cars than motorcycles, fatalities from motorcycle accidents make up 13% of all motor vehicles death in the United States. These are very lopsided statistics that show just how much at risk you are when you decide to take the road as a motorcyclist. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may want to pursue a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, the other drier, another motorcyclist, a pedestrian, or the city may be liable for your damages. To see what kind of case you have and get all the help you need, contact our firm at (714) 409-8991 to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Downey, California.
What should I do first if I’m in a motorcycle accident?
Before anything else, there a few things you need to make sure you do immediately after you have been in a motorcycle accident. These are:
- Stop and stay at the scene
- Seek medical attention
- Exchange information with the other parties involved
- Call the police
- Document the scene
- Get statements from any witnesses
- Alert your insurance company
- Contact Eldessouky Law
It’s important to not leave the area if you’ve been in an accident. It’s actually illegal to drive off. It’s also a good idea to seek medical attention no matter how minor your injuries may be. You will also want to get the other person’s contact and insurance information. Once you have called the police, they will most likely fill out an accident report, which you will want to obtain a copy of. This is something you will want to bring with you for your initial consultation with one of our lawyers. If you are able to take pictures of your injuries, damages to your motorcycle, and road conditions, then you will want to bring those as well to your consultation. Taking pictures is the best way to preserve evidence after a crash. Schedule your consultation with us today!
What are California motorcycle laws?
Motorcyclists on the road must follow the same rules of the road as other vehicles. However, there are also specific laws just for motorcyclists that are meant to protect them. California requires all motorcyclists to have a permit before getting a license. There are also guidelines for the motorcycle itself. Those include restrictions on the height of the handlebars and requires the motorcycle has right and left mirrors, working turn signals, and exhaust systems that meet California standards.
California is also unique in that it is the only state that does not make lane splitting illegal. This means, that motorcyclists can maneuver between two lanes to get ahead of other vehicles. There are also no restrictions on sharing a lane with another motorcyclist. If you have more questions regarding your rights as a motorcyclist on the road in California, ask one of our experience motorcycle accident attorneys at Eldessouky Law.
Who is more likely to be at fault in a motorcycle accident?
Usually, a vehicle is at fault in a motorcycle accident. This is because they be unaware of the motorcycle on the road. Some common causes by vehicles of motorcycle accidents are:
- Vehicles pulling in front of a motorcycle
- Vehicles merging into a cyclist’s lane
- Tailgating a motorcyclist
One of our motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to help you prove fault in your case. Also, if your accident was not caused by another vehicle, but by road conditions or faulty mechanics, then you will want to seek a lawsuit against property owners or manufacturers. Our lawyers will be able to determine what path you should take when seeking recovery for your damages.
If the accident is seen as your fault, there’s still a chance you can get some kind of compensation. This is because of California’s comparative fault law. This means that based on whatever percentage the accident is deemed your fault, then you can still receive reduced compensation. Insurance companies will most likely try to find ways to spin the accident to be more your fault so that they don’t have to provide as much compensation. Our lawyers will protect you from being taken advantage of by insurance companies. Call us today to protect yourself!
Why choose Eldessouky Law for a motorcycle accident case?
Simply put, our firm is superior to other California firms because we take care of our clients. We also do not like to put financial burdens on people who may already be suffering monetarily. This is why we offer a free consultation and we take on your case for free as well. If we don’t win your case, then you don’t owe us any money. It’s time for you to make the move of taking legal action and getting compensation for your losses with the help of Eldessouky Law.