San Leandro Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Injury Attorneys in San Leandro, California
California is home to some of the best highways for motorcycle riding in the United States. Unfortunately, other motorists on these highways can neglect the duty of care owed to motorcyclists beside them. If you get injured on the road due to someone else’s negligence, California statutes may entitle you to accident compensation.
How do you begin a civil case? That’s a question for a San Leandro injury lawyer. You can work with representatives through Setareh Law and our team of lawyers who also speak Spanish to gather evidence of negligence, calculate your case’s value, and present it to a county clerk. We want to give you every tool you might need to best represent your case before a judge.
Your Motorcycle Accident Claim Has Value
Before you pursue a motorcycle accident suit against an offending party, you need to understand the value of your case. You do this by establishing the sum of your economic and non-economic motorcycle accident losses. In the immediate wake of an accident, this can seem like an overwhelming task.
Fortunately, our attorneys make organizing the essential information simple. To start, we can establish the value of your belongings prior to an accident. We can then consider the cost of your recovery. Any losses of yours that generate bills, like medical expenses or property repair, can constitute economic losses.
We can then take the sum of your economic losses and modify it to compensate for your non-economic losses. Specifically, we can use state-approved multipliers to represent:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- PTSD and similar conditions
- Wrongful death
You can discuss how precedent contributes to the value of these losses during your initial case consultation. Once we’ve applied these multipliers to your case, we can better understand what the value of the claim you’re bringing before a judge looks like.
Evidence to Include in Your Motorcycle Accident Complaint
You can’t present an estimate of your case’s value without also putting forward evidence. The evidence you gather both from the scene of your accident and in the days following is essential to establishing the value of your case and charging the right party with negligence. Evidence that often helps during a motorcycle accident case can include:
- Debris from the scene of the accident
- Accident recreations conducted by professionals
- Bystander statements
- Statements from expert witnesses
- Video footage of the accident
- Photos of the accident
It’s our job to bring this motorcycle accident data together and compile it so that it tells the story of your circumstances. Specifically, we can use this data to defend your statements regarding both liability and your case’s value, should a court or an offending party try to bring either into question.
Charge the Right Person For Your Accident
Who can you hold responsible for motorcycle accidents? More often than not, someone else on the road with you may be to blame for your losses. Some of the most common parties to bear fault in motorcycle accidents include:
- Other motorists
- Other motorcyclists
- Truck drivers
- Commercial drivers
If these parties fail to acknowledge road signs, speed, or otherwise engage in roadway negligence, you can submit evidence of their behavior and demand damages in return.
Third-Party Liability in Motorcycle Accident Cases
However, the party responsible for your accident may not be at the scene when it occurs. Production negligence or workplace oversights can both contribute to your losses. For example, additional parties who can be held liable for motorcycle accidents can include:
- Motorcycle manufacturers
- Motorcycle mechanics
- Construction crews
- Government representatives
Manufacturers, for example, may release a motorcycle onto the market without properly testing it. Mechanics may refuse to provide you with the service that you need to remain safe on the road. Construction crews may fail to mark their work on the road, whereas government officials may let roads fall into decay. You can discuss these parties’ specific roles in your case with our team during an initial case consultation.
File Your Case Within California’s Deadline
Unfortunately, California puts a time limit on all of its personal injury cases. If you want to bring your motorcycle accident to the attention of a civil judge, you must do so within the state’s statute of limitations. Specifically, California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1 allows you to take up to two years to gather data relevant to your case.
If you’re not able to bring together a case within this limited time period, you may lose the right to compensation afforded to you by state law. Fortunately, you can work with our team to make the most of the time you have available to you. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or otherwise indisposed, our team knows how to turn your case around on a tight deadline.
Getting Back on the Road After a Motorcycle Accident With Setareh Law
Motorcycles may be dangerous, but that doesn’t mean that you’re inherently responsible for accidents on the road. Instead, motorists and other parties are also expected to engage in reasonable behavior when interacting with motorcycles on the road. Parties that don’t can be accused of negligence and brought before a civil judge.
You and your loved ones can collaborate with a San Leandro motorcycle accident attorney at Setareh Law to work to overcome the losses you may have faced in a recent motorcycle accident. Contact us online or by calling (310) 659-1826 to discuss your case today.