Buena Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Heidari Law Group
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Heidari Law Group (Buena Park Office)
17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
tel: (949) 239-1020
fax: (949) 239-1021
With so much to see and do in Buena Park, not to mention the gorgeous scenery, it is no wonder that motorcyclists love to get out on their bike all year round here. Unfortunately, riding in the Golden State does not come without risk. In fact, motorcycle fatalities make up 17 percent of all traffic deaths in California, and the number of motorcycle deaths in the state is second only to Florida.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash, you may have a legal right to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Filing a claim after an accident is not easy, though. Our Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer can help you through the process so you can claim the full compensation you are entitled to.
Proving Negligence After a Motorcycle Accident
Like most personal injury cases, those involving motorcycle accidents rest on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is defined as failing to act in a manner that keeps people safe and in a manner that another reasonable person would have acted in a similar situation. To successfully claim compensation, you must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. That is to say, you must prove another person likely acted negligently. To prove negligence after a motorcycle accident, you must prove the following elements of your case:
- The other party must have had a duty to act in a manner that keeps motorcyclists safe,
- The other party breached that duty by acting negligently,
- The act of negligence caused a motorcycle accident, and
- You suffered damages, or losses, as a result
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Buena Park
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, motorcycle deaths have actually been decreasing in recent years. However, thousands of people still become injured every year in the state. Any negligent act on the roadways can cause these injuries, but there are some that are more common than others. These include:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving, such as following a motorcycle too closely or weaving in and out of lanes quickly
- Improper turns
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
- Improper road design, including uneven payment, potholes, defective shoulders, sloping roads
- Defective or malfunctioning motorcycles
Compensation Available After a Motorcycle Accident
Filing a motorcycle accident claim after a crash can help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries and other losses. To do this, you must file a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company. The careless driver, and the insurer who provides them with coverage, will likely fight back against these claims, potentially even stating that the biker was partly at fault for the accidents.
It is, for this reason, it is so important to work with a Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you successfully obtain the full damages you deserve. The most common types of damages available in motorcycle accident claims include:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages, salary, benefits, vacation pay, and sick pay
- Loss of earning capacity, if you cannot return to the same line of work in the future
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you can also file a claim to recover your losses. Damages available in wrongful death claims include funeral and burial expenses, as well as the loss of the support and companionship of the deceased.
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Call Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Buena Park for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or someone you love has been harmed during a crash, our Buena Park motorcycle accident lawyer at Heidari Law Group, P.C. can assist with your claim to ensure you receive the full settlement that is justly yours. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case in English or Spanish and to learn more about your legal options.