Costa Mesa Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Costa Mesa, the city that is a short ride away from the coast, has great year-round weather. This makes it an ideal town for motorcycle riders. While motorcycling can be thrilling and fulfilling, it comes with its own set of hazards. There are many reasons why Costa Mesa motorcycle accidents occur. Negligent drivers, defective motorcycle, dangerous roadways, alcohol, speed, distracted driving, failure to follow the rules of the road – these are just some of the reasons why motorcycle accidents commonly occur in Costa Mesa. It is important that motorcyclists understand their rights and responsibilities in the event they are involved in an accident.
An important part of the claim process following an injury accident is determining who was responsible for the crash. Did a car’s driver run through a red light or make a dangerous lane change? Did a drunk driver recklessly crash into the victim? In such cases, the at-fault motorist can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victim. Did the accident occur because a part on the motorcycle was defective and failed to work properly? In such cases, the at-fault product manufacturer can be held responsible for the injuries suffered by the victim. Did the motorcyclist lose control of the bike and suffer injuries because he or she went over a pothole? In those types of situations, the city, which is responsible for properly maintaining its roadways, can be held liable.
Potentially Dangerous Roadway Conditions
Some locations are simply dangerous for motorists. There are certain stretches of roadways, intersections and curves in Costa Mesa that are notorious for injury accidents. A skilled attorney can review the history of a location to show that either the design or the upkeep of the location was directly responsible for the crash.
Lack of proper roadway maintenance is a common cause of Costa Mesa motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are more prone to veering out of control after striking gravel or a large pothole. In such cases, it must be determined if the governing body knew of the conditions and why they failed to fix it. If the city had a reasonable amount of time to fill the pothole, they may be held liable for any accidents that occur because of it. Other examples of motorcycle accidents involving government liability include dangerous conditions created by uneven pavement, overgrown foliage or debris on the roadway that was not promptly cleared.
Motorcycle accident victims usually suffer major injuries such as head trauma, broken bones, road rash, spinal cord damage and internal injuries. Victims and their families face significant financial burdens in the form of medical expenses, lost earnings, cost of hospitalization and rehabilitative treatments such as physical therapy or chiropractic care. If the motorcyclist was injured by a negligent driver, compensation may be sought from the at-fault party. Motorcycle accidents may also result in catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, irreversible brain damage or limb amputations. In such cases compensation may also be sought for loss of livelihood.
Wrongful Death Claims
If a motorcycle accident results in fatalities, then, the family members of the deceased victims can file what is known as a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. In such cases, damages may be sought for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other related damages. Wrongful death claims are usually filed by immediate family members or those who are financially dependent on the deceased victim.
Costa Mesa Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The experienced Costa Mesa motorcycle accident lawyers at Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP have fought long and hard for the rights of motorcyclists and their families. We are a reputed Orange County personal injury law firm with an excellent track record. We will remain on your side, fight for your rights and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Please contact us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.
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