Ventura Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Injury Attorneys in Ventura, California
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of roadway negligence, given their vehicles’ lack of built-in protections. As such, all states expect their motorists to extend a more comprehensive duty of care to the motorcyclists they share the road with. Those motorists who fail to protect motorcyclists can be held liable for the motorcyclist’s injuries after an accident.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you can discuss what your legal options look like with Setareh Law. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Ventura can meet you for a free case consultation. There, you can discuss what right you have to claim accident compensation and how you can use a civil claim to pursue that financial support.
When to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim
California civil courts need to keep their relevant cases current if they want survivors to retain as much relevant information as possible. That’s why the state institutes its statute of limitations on all of its personal injury cases. This statute prevents survivors from bringing forward motorcycle cases that are more than two years old.
On one hand, this deadline can seem restrictive, particularly in the face of severe motorcycle accident injuries. However, California courts believe that cases brought forward outside of this deadline can more often fall victim to faults in a person’s memory. That said, our team can still help you explore means of compensation even if your statute of limitations has expired.
For more information about California’s personal injury statute of limitations and how it may apply to your case, you can refer to California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1. Our team can discuss this statute in more detail during your initial motorcycle accident case consultation.
Your Motorcycle Claim Needs to be Comprehensive
The information you gather to draft your initial motorcycle accident complaint needs to be as comprehensive as possible. The more data you can include alongside your complaint, the easier it may be to get your case before a civil judge. With that in mind, make sure that you and your attorney:
Use Evidence to Establish Liability
While motorists are often the first party blamed for today’s motorcycle accidents, they’re not the only ones who can bear the blame for your accident. Other liable parties can range from government officials to a motorcycle manufacturer. If you want to determine who to hold liable for your motorcycle accident’s losses, you need to use the evidence you find at the scene of an accident.
Evidence helps our attorneys explain to a county clerk and other applicable parties why it is that you’ve brought your complaint forward in the first place. The more thoroughly your evidence can explain your losses, the more likely it is that you’ll get the approval you need to summon a liable party for negotiations.
With that in mind, evidence you can apply to a motorcycle accident claim can include:
- Purchase date and motorcycle accident reports
- Photo and video footage of an applicable accident
- Stoplight footage
- Police reports
- Medical records detailing your accident-related injuries
- Bystander testimony
- Expert witness testimony
Estimate Your Compensation Ahead of Time
When you submit a motorcycle accident claim to an applicable civil court, you must include an estimate of your total possible compensation. This estimate needs to include the economic and non-economic losses tied to your case. Make sure you include evidence of these losses in case you later need to prove their relevance in your case.
Our team can estimate your total possible compensation before bringing your claim before a county clerk. We use the bills relevant to your accident alongside state-approved multipliers to establish this total. You can discuss the overall value of your case during an initial case consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Ventura, CA.
There Are Several Paths to Compensation Available to You
You don’t have to commit to a court case when you file your motorcycle accident claim. Instead, an approved claim gives you the right to two different courses of action. While you can pursue a traditional personal injury trial, you can also negotiate for a motorcycle accident settlement. It’s up to you and an attending attorney to determine which path forward suits you best.
Know, too, that you can alternate what approach you take to your motorcycle accident case. If a defendant proves unresponsive in negotiations, you can transition your case into a motorcycle accident trial. You can alternatively pursue compensation negotiations at any point during a trial save for when the jury’s begun to deliberate.
Keep communication lines with a defendant open throughout your motorcycle accident case. Our team can work with you to make the process of pursuing your compensation as speedy and stress-free as possible.
The Benefit of Working With an Experienced Attorney
Collaborating with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can make your case more than just bearable. Our team brings several combined decades of experience to the civil courtroom. In turn, we can stand in the way of any intimidation attempts or underhanded tactics that defendants may try to use to get out of providing you with adequate accident compensation.
What’s more, it’s our team’s goal to make your post-accident recovery as straightforward as possible. When you have an experienced attorney on your case, you don’t have to undertake the process of an investigation on your own. Instead, our team can return to the scene of a motorcycle accident and inspect it for evidence relevant to your case.
All the while, you can focus on what medical procedures, physical therapy, and/or additional efforts you need to restore your previous quality of life. You can discuss how involved in your motorcycle accident case you’d like to be during an initial case consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Ventura, CA.
Setareh Law Stands With You
California expects its motorcyclists to abide by state laws when on the road. That said, the state also extends the protections it offers to motorists to motorcyclists involved in roadway accidents. Motorcyclists who can prove that negligence contributed to their accident can fight to hold a named party accountable for that negligence in civil court.
Setareh Law specializes in providing injured motorcyclists with access to the Ventura motorcycle accident attorneys who can represent their case. You can schedule a case consultation with our team today to learn more about our services. We also speak Spanish. Call our office at (310) 659-1826 or reach out via our contact form.