Roseville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding on the open road is one of the great thrills of being a motorcyclist, and California has plenty of roads and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Unfortunately, getting into a crash can completely change a person’s life. Motorcycling might be a good way to unwind on the weekend or in the evening, but the results from a crash can last a lifetime.
This is where the Law Office of Brian P. Azemika can help. Our firm has assisted many accident victims to recover compensation following a wreck. These accidents are rarely straightforward, and many complicated legal issues can arise. Call our Roseville motorcycle accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights.
Why Motorcycle Crashes Cause Serious Injuries
Any crash involving a motor vehicle can lead to severe injuries. However, unlike those riding in a car or truck, a motorcyclist has no steel cage surrounding them to absorb the impact and cushion any blow. Instead, bikers can suffer direct hits or be thrown from their bikes. They can suffer from some of the worst injuries we have seen:
- Nerve damage
- Abrasions, such as “road rash”
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
These injuries often require months of medical care to rehab, and many victims need surgery. The cost of this care quickly balloons beyond what even people with insurance can pay. Fortunately, there is help. An experienced Roseville accident lawyer can help a victim obtain damages for their injuries to cover certain losses, including the cost of medical treatment.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many of our clients are injured because a careless or dangerous driver on the road failed to handle their car with sufficient skill. Negligence is a major cause of motorcycle accidents. Some drivers are not even looking for people on two wheels and drive straight into them or pull directly in front of them. Many motorcycle accidents occur at intersections where bikers are blindsided by turning traffic.
Still, other accidents are caused by dangerous road conditions. Unsafe shoulders, potholes, cracks, and debris can upend a motorcycle, sending a person tumbling through the air. In these situations, the person or entity responsible for the dangerous condition of the road is responsible for the accident and can be sued. This might be a private construction company or a government agency.
Lastly, some accidents are also caused by motorcyclists themselves. They might drive illegally or dangerously and contribute to their injuries. However, California is a pure comparative negligence scheme. This law allows someone who is partially to blame for their wreck to still sue other parties for compensation, provided they in some way contributed to the accident. Our client’s amount of compensation gets reduced, though, by their percentage of fault.
Challenges with Motorcycle Accident Cases
Negotiating a settlement is not always the same process as it is for car accidents. For one thing, some adjusters do not really understand the ins and outs of operating a motorcycle. Many people automatically assume the biker is to blame for any accident when the reality might be far different.
For another, the amount of compensation involved can be much higher. Because motorcycle accidents cause such serious injuries, our clients often qualify for large settlements. A solid settlement should cover the cost of all medical care, including future care in the case of permanent injuries. A settlement should also cover lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Someone suffering a permanent disability or disfigurement, for example, might have a claim valued in the six figures.
With so much money at stake, many insurers are doubly aggressive when dealing with motorcycle accidents. They might delay or even claim the biker is at fault.
How a Roseville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Helps
Our law firm provides high-quality service to those injured in a wreck. To that end, we can help by performing the following:
- Collect evidence for a claim, including visiting the accident scene and interviewing witnesses.
- Communicate with other parties, including insurance companies, to discuss the claim and keep the process rolling.
- Calculate the full cost of an accident, including future loss of earnings’ capacity and pain and suffering, which are often difficult to estimate.
- Allow our clients to focus on their families and their recovery.
The peace of mind provided is often invaluable. With the right attorney in your corner, you can overcome the challenges posed by serious accident injuries and set yourself up well for success.
Call Us Today
Arguing with insurance companies is a draining process which no one suffering from a serious injury should deal with. Let us help. The Law Office of Brian P. Azemika can spring into action if you call or send us an email. We are happy to meet for a free case evaluation.
Brian Azemika fought for me when others thought my case was a lost cause. Brian Azemika took over my case with only a few weeks to prepare prior to trial. His knowledge and expertise showed in how he prepared me for my testimony at trial. He also had a great presence in the courtroom and really connected with the jury during the entire trial. He did such a great job in the eyes of the jury that many of them approached him after the trial and asked him for his business card. Thanks to Mr. Azemika, the jury returned a verdict for $400,000.00, which was amazing since the settlement offer from the insurance company was for only $45,000.00 on the first day of trial. I am so glad that Brian Azemika was my trial attorney.