Important Facts About Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle accidents can be particularly severe and usually have a major impact on your life. It’s vital to prepare and protect yourself for an unfortunate accident by learning what you can expect from a lawyer and the complex legal process that follows. 

Many law firms just want to get you through the legal process quickly without concern for your physical and mental health and long-term peace of mind. However, Grossman Law Offices do things a bit differently, using patience, compassion, and dedication when treating your unique case with the special care it deserves.

Why? Because we see you as more than just a legal case–we see you as a human being with unique needs and feelings. We’ve been considered a dedicated member of the Central Valley and Southern California communities for over 50 years. We’ve lived and worked in the local neighborhoods for decades and consider local residents to be our neighbors, friends, and family. We view the law as a chance to make things right for you—it’s a personal investment in your well-being and it shows in how we handle your case.

About Grossman Law

You’ll find a full repertoire of legal services at your disposal; Grossman Law has legal experts with deep experience in all kinds of cases. We connect with our clients in both English and Spanish to help them with motorcycle accidents, personal injury, defective products, and even farming accidents. And remember, you don’t pay anything unless you win your case. The lawyers in our Fresno office serve Central Valley communities from Bakersfield to Sacramento, and even Northern California. Our offices in Woodland Hills serve the greater Los Angeles area. 

You’ll notice a difference from the first time we talk. Want to meet over the phone? No problem. Prefer an in-person meeting? We’re ready to help you. No matter how you choose to meet with us, you’ll always get one-on-one attention from our lawyers, because to us, you are a valued human being who deserves respect and personalized attention.

At Grossman Law Offices, we devote much of our time to helping clients with motorcycle accident cases. We have extensive experience in all kinds of injuries and we will use that expertise to get you through your case from start to finish with peace of mind. Usually, you will not be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses and you do not pay us anything unless we win your case.

When Should You Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

If you’re ever involved in a California motorcycle accident, your best move is to contact one of our injury lawyers as soon as you can. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Fresno or Woodland Hills start by advising you on your rights and important next steps. After that, we get to work making sure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, suffering, and any other damages.

After a motorcycle accident occurs, it’s critically important to follow the right process to legally protect yourself and to receive proper compensation from the at-fault party. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have been through this process countless times and will make sure you understand every step. We’ll even provide a clear explanation of how we determine the amount of money you are entitled to receive.

Our lawyers will meet with you in Central Valley or Southern California at your convenience and discuss the facts surrounding your accident and your injuries so that we can start working on your case as fast as possible. Remember, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit in court, although that time period can vary depending on circumstances.

How Does the Process Work?

The pain, damage, and suffering caused by a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, not to mention the stress of dealing with powerful insurance companies. At Grossman Law Offices, we can take over the difficult parts of your case to help you seek compensation, allowing you to focus on your recovery and the well-being of your loved ones. Here’s a general overview of what to expect:

  • It usually starts with a careful investigation of your motorcycle accident to gather all evidence down to the smallest detail. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in California’s Central Valley and Southern California will explain every step of the process to you. 
  • We’ll then get to work to prove which driver or party is at fault and establish the amount of damages. This is a complex calculation done by obtaining motorcycle accident medical records and, if needed, making sure those records are properly complete with all important facts. We’ll look into police reports and all relevant facts to your case.
  • After we carefully gather the facts, we’ll contact the insurance company on your behalf, negotiate with lien holders and defendants, and fight for you all the way to trial if necessary. 
  • Do you have to pay anything? Our policy is clear: You do not pay unless we win your case for you. The whole process can take anywhere from a few months to longer, depending on the circumstances, but rest assured we’ll move things along as fast as we can while also giving you the compassionate attention you deserve.

What Should You Do at the Scene of a Motorcycle Accident?

The scene of a motorcycle accident can be an overwhelming moment, so keep in mind a few things. You should pull over when it’s safe and render any assistance necessary to any injured party. And remember, if there are injuries or other complicating factors, it’s important to call emergency services such as paramedics and police. 

After all that, be certain to exchange driver’s license and insurance information with the other party, if there is one. And don’t forget, always limit your conversation to just facts. Be sure to never make any statements regarding who’s at fault or not at fault. If possible, video record or photograph the scene to document any evidence, and gather all witness information. This is also vital if it’s a solo accident related to weather, road conditions, or other hazards.

What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident occurs, first get any necessary medical treatment and document the scene with video or photographs. Be sure to write down any notes and details about the accident to document them for later, get a repair estimate for your vehicle, and document all your damages. Lastly, get in touch with a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the more likely you are to avoid unnecessary complications.

Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in California

Motorcycle accidents are caused by a variety of factors, as shown below. 

  • Road defects that lead to potholes or pooled water
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Tree-covered stop signs
  • Unsafe road design
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Mishandled left-hand turns
  • Failure to adhere to road signs and signals
  • Other drivers swerving in front of a motorcycle

No matter what the cause, our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you deal with your situation in a way that reduces your stress. We promise you (and every client) that we’ll build the strongest case possible on your behalf and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

What are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Damages?

The injuries you sustain from a motorcycle accident may impact you for the rest of your life. We recommend taking this very seriously. In some cases, you may walk away from an accident scene without any injuries at all. However, many times a seemingly minor injury can turn into a serious, life-altering injury—and the insurance company may even refuse to acknowledge it or address it properly. 

The most common injuries that result from a motorcycle wreck include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Knee damage
  • Herniated discs or spinal cord injury
  • Burns
  • Cuts, abrasions, and scratches
  • Road Rash
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Nerve Damage
  • Death

The types of damages covered from a motorcycle accident might include:

  • Medical bills (including rehabilitation)
  • Future costs of medical care
  • Motorcycle repairs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Reduced earning capability

Free In-Person Consultation

Regardless of how or where your motorcycle accident occurs, the facts surrounding it, or injuries involved, the lawyers at Grossman Law Offices consider it an honor and obligation to help you with a free in-person case evaluation. 

We’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as a respected member of the Central Valley and Southern California communities, and we believe this makes us an exceptional partner to help you through this difficult experience with patience and expertise. Contact us today by phone or by filling out the form on our website for a free consultation with an experienced, compassionate attorney.