Burbank Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident
Every day, motorcyclists face a disproportionately high risk of being involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents. At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we recognize the devastating impact motorcycle accidents have on victims and their loved ones, and we believe that you deserve justice.
If you were injured or if someone you love tragically died in a motorcycle accident in Burbank or the nearby areas, get in touch with our team today. Our attorneys are prepared to walk you through the legal process and help you fight for the full, fair compensation you deserve. We know that a settlement or verdict won’t undo your injuries or negate the pain and suffering you have experienced, but we also know that a fair recovery can provide you with the resources you need to heal.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
Generally speaking, negligence is the most common underlying cause of motorcycle accidents.
This negligence takes many different forms, including but not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to check for motorcyclists in vehicle blind spots
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Following too closely
- Unsafe or illegal turns, passing, or lane changes
- Cutting off motorcyclists in traffic
- Opening car doors into motorcyclists
- Running red lights, stop signs, and other traffic control devices
- Defective or dangerous road conditions
- Faulty road construction or design
- Vehicle defects
- Defective motorcycle safety equipment, such as helmets
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often viewed as unsafe drivers. As a result, it can be difficult to prove that someone else was at fault for the accident that resulted in your injuries.
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, our Burbank motorcycle accident lawyers work with accident reconstructionists and other experts. We conduct exhaustive investigations to reveal exactly how an accident occurred and, most importantly, who was at fault. We know how to fight back against unfair insurance adjuster tactics, and we know how to counter common misconceptions about and prejudices against motorcyclists in court.
What Damages Are Available After a Motorcycle Accident?
The exact damages you can recover after a motorcycle accident, as well as the total value of your claim, will depend on the specific details of your case. For example, the nature and severity of your injuries will affect your medical care and, in turn, your medical expenses. If your injuries result in temporary or permanent disability, putting you out of work for weeks, months, or even years, you could be eligible to recover compensation for lost income. If your bike suffered major damage or was totaled, you could be able to file a separate claim (in addition to your personal injury claim) for property damage.
All that being said, most auto accident victims, including motorcycle accident victims, are eligible to recover certain types of damages.
Common damages in motorcycle accident claims include:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Medical equipment/devices
- Home modifications to accommodate a disability
- Future medical care
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost or diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Lost quality of life/enjoyment of life
In some cases, it may even be possible to recover punitive damages. In contrast to compensatory damages (like those listed above), punitive damages do not compensate victims for specific losses. Instead, they focus on the defendant’s wrongdoing. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for egregious negligence or wanton/willful misconduct.
Our team at Custodio & Dubey LLP can meet with you to discuss the unique details of your case. We provide free initial consultations, in person or by phone, and offer comprehensive Spanish-language legal services.
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If you or someone you love was involved in a motorcycle accident in the Burbank area, reach out to Custodio & Dubey LLP right away. You only have two years (in most cases) to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in California. If this statute of limitations expires, you will almost certainly be unable to sue the liable party for damages.
When you turn to our legal team, you get the personalized care and attention you deserve. Our Burbank motorcycle accident lawyers understand the challenges you are facing, and we know how to help. There are absolutely no costs for you unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.