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Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling activity for many, a way to avoid Southern California’s gridlocked, stop-and-go traffic, and enjoy the area’s beautiful weather and abundant scenery. Unfortunately, if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, the benefits of riding your bike can quickly disappear only to be replaced by injuries, expensive repairs, and costly medical treatment. The experienced Oxnard motorcycle lawyers at Walch Law understand your situation and are ready to help answer your questions and fight for you to get the compensation you deserve for everything you’ve been through. Robert and Gary spent more than 40 working with clients like you get the best results possible and help them get their lives back. Call us today to see how we can help and take the first step towards the justice you deserve.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are aware that accidents can be deadly for them, so most riders are extremely cautious on the road. However, this is unfortunately not the case nearly as often for motorists with whom they share the roads. Nearly 80 percent of drivers admit to engaging the texting and driving, an extremely dangers distracted driving behavior, at least occasionally. Motorists also often forget to actively check for motorcycles when changing lanes or turning, resulting in a multitude of accidents each year. Common causes of accidents can include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe lane changes and failing to check mirrors actively for motorcycles
  • Not looking for approaching motorcycles when entering or exiting a road
  • Dooring, the accidental opening of a vehicle door in front of an approaching rider from a failure to check before opening the door

However, motorists are not the only danger for riders – hazardous conditions on roads such as loose gravel, debris, or uneven pavement are also responsible for a number of accidents and injuries each year.

Risk of Involvement in an Oxnard Motorcycle Accident

Thanks to the nearby 101 freeway, busy city streets, distracted drivers, hazardous road conditions, and the lack of visibility to motorists due to their smaller size, riders are at high risk for accents that can easily result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Even riders who take all the recommended precautions such as safe riding techniques and wearing full protective gear risk serious injury in accidents due to the lack of structural protections afforded to occupants of a passenger vehicle or truck involved in a crash. Earlier this year, a motorcyclist was killed when a semi-truck making a left turn at Victoria Avenue and Teal Club Road collided with him.

Who is Responsible in a Motorcycle Accident Injury Case?

Motorcycle accident injury victims usually seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits alleging someone’s negligence resulted in the accident and harmed them. Though most cases are filed against another motorist alleged to be at-fault, any party whose negligence caused the crash and the victim’s injuries may be properly sued. This can include:

  • Defective motorcycle manufacturers
  • Repair shops that perform substandard work
  • Government agencies in charge of building and maintaining safe roads free from defects
Motorcycle Accident Damages

If a motorcyclist can prove someone negligently caused them harm, they may be entitled to damages for the often serious injuries that result from a crash. It’s possible to receive compensation for injuries including:

  • Hospital bills
  • Property damage to their motorcycle
  • Lost wages and lost future earning capacity
  • Permanent disfigurement, scarring, or disability
  • Pain and suffering
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

After a motorcycle accident, you may not feel like making decisions or doing anything but recovering from your injuries. That’s understandable. However, a few simple steps will help you with both your physical recovery and the strength of your case for compensation.

  • If anyone was hurt or property was damaged, call 911 immediately
  • Notify law enforcement
  • Notify your insurer but decline to give a recorded statement
  • Do not apologize, admit you’re at fault, or comment about the accident or any injuries to anyone or on social media
  • Seek immediate medical treatment
  • Photograph the scene, the vehicles, and evidence like skid marks
  • Get contact information for all motorists and passengers, eyewitnesses, and responding police officers
  • Gather any documents pertaining to the crash or your injuries – this includes accident reports, hospital bills and records, and receipts documenting expenses you incurred as a result
Speak to a Lawyer and Get Started Today

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you might believe you are unable to pay for an attorney thanks to mounting medical expenses, a potential inability to go to work because of your injuries, or even costly repairs to your motorcycle. The experienced Oxnard motorcycle lawyers at Walch Law understand your concerns, which is why we take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. What that means for you is that you don’t pay us until we get you paid. Call today to learn how Robert and Gary can help, get your questions answered, and see why we’re the team you want in your corner when you need money and closure fast.

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