Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
On road and off-road motorcycle riding is fun, though can be dangerous through no fault of your own. Defective equipment on the bikes themselves, construction problems on a roadway, or negligent driving on the part of others, especially automobiles, can result in a significant accident. It goes without saying that we motorcycle riders are extremely lucky to walk away from an accident involving an automobile or truck.
Irrespective of the cause of your accident, you will want to talk to a competent lawyer in order to determine if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries. Not all lawyers are created equal. You will want to determine if the lawyer with whom you are consulting actually has any experience with the operation, maintenance, and control of motorcycles. Obviously, a competent lawyer with the combined knowledge of operation, maintenance and control of motorcycles is a necessity. You will want someone who has been "down that road."
After your accident occurs, if you are capable, call the police. You will want a full report of what happened. As you may be aware, head injury, as well as other physical injury may not be immediately detectable. (Save your helmet). Often time individuals feel that they sustained no injury while at the scene of the accident, only to realize significant injuries later that day or even the next. If your injury is apparent, ask a police officer to call an ambulance and otherwise seek medical assistance. Unfortunately, not all police investigations are thorough. This could be because of something as simple as witnesses leaving the scene of the accident by the time the police arrive. For this reason, take the names and phone numbers of any bystanders that saw the accident occur, and get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of the driver or drivers causing your accident. If you cannot do it, ask someone to help you. Later, you will need to call the police department and receive a copy of your accident report for your attorney.
Decent California motorcycle accident lawyers will review with you the negligent or intentional conduct causing your accident. The rules of the road will be thoroughly analyzed and any violation of statute will be taken into account. Appropriate accident reconstruction specialists as well as biomechanical engineers may be retained by your lawyer in order to properly present your case at trial. Your damages will likewise be thoroughly analyzed by good California motorcycle accident lawyers. Depending on the nature of your injuries, appropriate expert witnesses will be retained by counsel in order the jury is thoroughly educated about the cause of your injuries, as well as their nature and extent. If your accident was caused by a defective device on your bike itself, appropriate experts should be retained in order the jury be educated as to the product defect. Depending on the severity of your injuries, items of damage could include past present and future medical expenses, past present and future loss of earnings capacity, property damage, as well as paying suffering and other significant emotional distress.
Randall H. Scarlett is an experienced California motorcycle accident lawyer. While in high school (yes many years ago) Mr. Scarlett actively raced motocross. In fact, on one year, Mr. Scarlett achieved runner-up (points standing) in the Iowa State Motocross Championships. During high school and thereafter, he was sponsored by numerous shops, and raced KTM (Penton), and Husquevarna motorcycles, among others. During college, and thereafter, Mr. Scarlett regularly rode (on road) using numerous different models and makes of street bikes.
Call our experienced California motorcycle lawyers today to discover how we can help you. We look forward to discussing your case with you.