If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you’re probably unsure of what to do next. Get the answers you need by consulting with a Santa Cruz motorcycle wreck attorney.
It’s no secret that motorcyclists are at increased risk of serious injury in the event of a crash. Motorcycles offer precious little protection, and even wearing a helmet won’t necessarily prevent a serious head injury.
What this all means is that when a wreck does occur, the medical bills and other losses that follow are probably going to be substantial. Unfortunately, insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying fair compensation to injured bikers—including blaming them for the crash.
If this is your situation, a Santa Cruz motorcycle accident lawyer from Golden State Lawyers, APC can help you recover the full compensation you’re entitled to. We know how to fully investigate a motorcycle wreck, and we can help you prove who was really responsible.
Dealing with an Insurance Company After a Motorcycle Wreck
Insurance companies love to take advantage of popular stereotypes that portray bikers as reckless, dangerous drivers. Even more unfortunate is the fact that this is actually an effective tactic.
If the insurance company’s attorneys can convince a jury that you were driving your motorcycle recklessly, a large portion of the fault could be pinned on you. Because California is a comparative negligence state, the more at fault you are, the less the insurance will have to compensate you.
This is an injustice that you don’t need to suffer. A motorcycle accident attorney from our office can develop a case based on evidence that demonstrates the true cause of the crash. By minimizing your percentage of the fault, we can maximize your level of financial compensation.
Collecting Compensation for Accident Damages
Even if the insurer doesn’t try to blame you for the motorcycle accident, you can count on them to lowball your settlement offer. While an offer that covers your medical bills, property damage, and current lost wages might sound good, it likely falls far short of your claim’s true value.
Your Santa Cruz motorcycle accident lawyer will conduct a full evaluation of your accident so that your compensation doesn’t come up short of your actual needs. We’ll work closely with your doctor to make certain that your future care is also accounted for.
These are just a few of the damages that might apply in your motorcycle crash case:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Motorcycle repair or replacement
- Therapy expenses and medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and disfigurement
- Lost enjoyment of life
Connect with a Santa Cruz Motorcycle Crash Attorney
You don’t have to take on the insurance company alone. Golden State Lawyers, APC can get you the full compensation you deserve. We’ll never stop fighting for your rights, and we’ll make certain that none of your crash-related needs and damages go overlooked.
To get started on your personal injury case, simply schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Santa Cruz motorcycle accident lawyer. Just complete the contact form on this page or call us directly at 408-279-4222.