Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Martinez, Rocklin, Lincoln & Santa Paula
Whether it’s taking in the panorama of the Pacific Ocean while cruising down the coast highway or enjoying a breathtaking view along mountain roads, it’s no surprise that California has so many motorcyclists. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle in this state comes with risks. California is second only to Florida in most motorcycle fatalities and represents 17% of the total vehicle fatalities in the state. Furthermore, these accidents are responsible for over 88,000 injuries per year. Finally, a motorcycle accident is 26 times for likely to occur than any other type of vehicular accident.
Personal Injury Claim vs. Lawsuit
When you’ve sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, you can file a personal injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for damages. It’s important to understand the difference and that’s where an experienced lawyer from the BL Personal Injury Attorneys in Rocklin, Martinez, Santa Paula, and Lincoln can help.
Here’s how they differ:
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM – you file a claim with the at-fault drive and/or your insurer. This will trigger an investigation that is handled by the insurance company’s adjuster. Once this is completed, you’ll start the negotiations process until you are offered a financial settlement. This will compensate your financial losses, property damage, and most importantly, your injuries. You’ll be required to sign a release form and will thereby relinquish your right to sue the defendant (at-fault driver).
PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT – although you should consider a personal injury claim as your primary option, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit if the settlement negotiation process breaks down and the settlement offer is unacceptable. As the injury victim, you can demand compensation for damages in a civil legal action or personal injury lawsuit. Many of these lawsuits (over 90%) never go to trial and are settled out of court. However, some cases have to be presented in front of a judge in Rocklin, Martinez, Santa Paula, Lincoln.
Why You need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Having an experienced lawyer from the BL Personal Injury Attorneys on your side gives you a greater chance of winning your claim or lawsuit. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will try to convince you that hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer isn’t necessary. Don’t fall for that ploy. Insurance companies are only interested in their own gains and that is why it is essential that you don’t get lowballed by the insurance company lawyers. You need to know how much money you are entitled to and we will do just that. Additionally, we will help you navigate the whole process, ensuring that you get the best amount as compensation. A lawyer from our firm can insure that your rights to compensation for your injuries will always be protected.
For additional information or to schedule a FREE consultation, contact the BL Personal Injury Attorneys at your earliest convenience. Our team of lawyers are ready to assist you whenever you need to discuss your case.