You enjoy riding your motorcycle. Unfortunately, each time you ride, you face risks from other motorists, road hazards, and weather. However, those risks do not keep you from enjoying your passion.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, our personal injury lawyers understand the risks riders face. We understand how devastating motorcycle accident injuries can be. We also understand the battle you will face as you fight for fair compensation from the party who caused the motorcycle crash.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have over 43 years of combined legal experience fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. We are passionate about what we do, and it shows in our results. In over a decade of handling accident claims, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.
Contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers. Get the legal advice you need to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.
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How Mission Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After a Motorcycle Accident
After a motor vehicle accident, you need time to heal from your injuries. You also need compensation for your injuries and damages. You do not need aggressive insurance companies pressuring you to accept low settlement offers that don’t fully compensate you for the pain and suffering you experienced due to a negligent motorist.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, an accident lawyer treats your motorcycle accident case as if it were their personal case. We aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your injury claim.
Since our law firm was founded, our personal injury attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. In fact, we have a 99% record of success for cases we handle. So, you can rest assured that we will give your case the same attention and priority.
When you hire Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, you can expect us to:
- Initiate a comprehensive accident investigation to determine the cause of your motorcycle crash
- File all necessary claims and handle communications with all parties on your behalf
- Gather evidence proving that the other party was responsible for causing the crash
- Work with your physicians to document the extent of your injuries
- Document your damages and calculate the value of your claim
- Aggressively pursue the maximum amount available to settle your case
Our motorcycle accident lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis. You do not pay our attorneys’ fees until we recover money for your claim.
Reach out to us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in the United States?
The Insurance Information Institute reported there were 8,666,185 registered motorcycles in the United States in 2018. That year motorcyclists had an injury rate of 944 per 100,000 motorcycles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are overrepresented in fatal accidents relative to the number of motorcycles on the road. They are 27 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than passenger car occupants. In 2018, 4,985 motorcyclists died in crashes.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of motorcycle accident claims. It does not matter how the crash occurred. We are prepared to pursue all parties responsible for causing your accident.
As with car accidents, most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence and human error.
Common factors that contribute to the cause of a motorcycle accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Following a motorcycle too closely
- Improper lane changes
- Impaired driving
- Reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
Motorcycle riders are often accused of reckless driving. The truth is that most riders practice safe riding behaviors. They understand the dangers of reckless driving and the need to focus on the road.
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, our motorcycle accident lawyers have dealt with insurance companies trying to blame riders for causing accidents. We understand this insurance tactic and how to fight back on your behalf.
Comparative Fault and Motorcycle Accidents
Insurance companies try to shift blame for an accident to the rider. They use unfounded negative stereotypes to paint motorcyclists as reckless and dangerous. Why do insurance companies use this tactic?
Each state has laws regarding comparative negligence. Under comparative fault laws, a victim who is partially at fault for the cause of a crash cannot recover full compensation for their injuries and damages. Their compensation is reduced by their percentage of blame for causing the accident.
Therefore, by blaming you for the cause of the motorcycle accident, the insurance company can avoid paying the total value of your personal injury claim.
California uses a pure comparative fault standard. You could be 99 percent responsible for the crash and still recover one percent of your damages. On the other hand, Texas uses a modified comparative fault standard. If you are 51 percent or more at fault for the accident, you are barred from recovering any money for your claim.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience fighting claims of comparative fault. We work diligently to uncover the evidence necessary to prove that the other driver was entirely at fault for the cause of the crash.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
While riding a motorcycle is thrilling, a bike does not offer any protection against injuries in a crash. Wearing a motorcycle helmet, boots, gloves, and other protective gear can reduce the risk of an injury, but protective gear does not prevent all injuries.
Motorcycle riders often sustain catastrophic injuries that can result in permanent disabilities.
Injuries common in a motorcycle crash include:
- Lacerations and road rash
- Fractures and broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs and amputations
- Wrongful death
After a motorcycle crash, your first priority is your health. Immediate medical attention can help prevent injuries from worsening. Prompt medical care also helps us build a stronger personal injury claim.
Damages and Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident Case
After your crash, you likely incurred significant medical bills and other economic damages. You may have also lost time from work, which resulted in a reduction in income. Additionally, you might have experienced physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Or, you may have sustained a permanent impairment or significant disfigurement.
You deserve compensation for all damages you incurred because of the crash. Let our legal team at Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, fight to get you the money you deserve.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys for a Free Case Review
At Mission Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team is available to talk to you 24/7 each day of the year. We have law offices located in San Diego, CA, and El Paso, TX.
Reach out to us today to discuss your case. Let’s get started on getting you the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle crash.