Pasadena Motorcycle Accident Attorney Protects Your Rights
Serving all of California in personal injury litigation for more than 25 years
According to the California Highway Patrol, motorcycle crashes with injuries or fatalities decreased in 2009 and 2010 after peaking in 2008. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die as the result of an accident than drivers or occupants of other types of cars. At The Law Offices of Pius Joseph, we’ve advocated for the rights of motorcyclists to share the road safely since 1990, and we’ve obtained millions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.
How are motorcycle accidents different from car and truck accidents?
The California Highway Patrol attributes the majority of motorcycle crashes to three main causes:
- Improper turning
- Drug and alcohol use while driving
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury due to the decreased protection that a motorcycle provides. Visibility is also decreased when riding a motorcycle, and drivers in other vehicles or trucks often fail to see motorcyclists until it is too late. Our firm goes to great lengths to re-create accident scenes and hire experts to investigate your case and effectively present it to a jury.
What to do after a motorcycle accident
As with car accidents or any vehicular accident, you must always stop at the scene of a crash. Call the police if necessary and obtain as much information about the other drivers involved as possible. Contact your insurance company, but do not sign any statements or releases until you speak with an attorney about your rights. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to recover for all your harms and losses including- current and future medical bills, lost income compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional injuries.
Determining fault in a motorcycle accident
It is often incorrectly assumed that motorcyclists drive recklessly and take unnecessary risks on the road. We know, however; that there can be many factors leading to a crash: mechanical and equipment failures, dangerous road conditions and the negligence of other drivers, to name a few. Unsafe lane change by motorists can easily cause serious crash with a motorcycle. A confident and knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand your case and tell you exactly what steps you need to take to fight for your rights. Our firm gives you the information and resources you need to make accurate and sound legal decisions.
Trust Pasadena’s experienced personal injury law firm to stand by you
The Law Offices of Pius Joseph works tirelessly to ensure you are in the best possible position following a motorcycle accident. We have handled over a hundred thousand motorcycle accident cases and can help you in are in a motorcycle wreck. Our office is centrally located in Pasadena, near the Pasadena Playhouse and mass transit. Call us 626-397-1050 or contact us online to discuss your case with a free initial consultation.