California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

California Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

A motorcycle accident can be devastating to riders, causing severe injuries and life-threatening conditions. But victims do not have to suffer alone. Contact our California motorcycle accident lawyers now for a free consultation with a legal expert with no obligation.

For motorcycle riders, being involved in a collision can be terrifying, painful, and life-changing. But we can help you get yourself and your bike on the road to recovery.

At Bisnar Chase, we have more than 40 years of experience helping seriously injured motorcyclists and other personal injury clients. We are here to help victims throughout California get the compensation they deserve. We are here to answer your questions and offer expert representation. Contact us now for a free consultation.

Motorcycle Accident Dangers

For motorcycle enthusiasts, the thrill of the ride is unparalleled. Many riders believe that there is nothing as exhilarating as being out on California’s sun-kissed roadways. Others ride motorbikes for practical reasons, to zip through the notorious traffic of Southern California.

However, motorcycling is not without risks. It can be extremely dangerous for riders who are traveling at high speeds while completely exposed. When a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, it is most likely to be the rider who comes off worse, often suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries.

While motorcyclists have to wear helmets by law, they are still very vulnerable on the roads. Motorbikes accelerate quickly, can be tough to see, and are exposed to the elements. When they collide with larger vehicles such as cars, trucks, and buses, the results can be horrifying.

When a motorcycle accident is caused by the negligent actions of another person, the injured victim can seek compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses. Working with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in California will ensure the victim has the best possible chance of lawsuit success.

Bisnar Chase attorney Gavin Long outlines a $5.3m victory for a motorcyclist who was injured in a collision with a car.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in California

A serious motorcycle collision can have major consequences for everyone involved. These are some of the most frequent road hazards and causes of motorcycle crashes in California:

No matter how a crash was caused, victims can turn to the California motorcycle accident attorneys of Bisnar Chase for expert help and guidance.

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accident statistics in California and across the rest of the United States make for sobering reading, showing exactly how dangerous a crash can be for riders.

The following chart shows the numbers of motorcyclists injured in 2018 throughout Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County from 2015-2018, using statistics from California traffic authorities.

There are more than 10,000 annual motorcycle accidents of varying severity across these four counties, with the majority coming in Los Angeles. The following graph also shows the number of fatalities in these areas, as well as the number of crashes which resulted in property damaged, such as a totaled motorbike.

Additional motorcycle accident statistics show rates of about 500 injuries per 100 million miles traveled, and 59 fatalities per 100,000 registered motorbikes per year.

Turn to our motorcycle injury lawyers to make sure you are properly compensated if you are involved in a crash.

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What to do After a Motorcycle Crash

If you are ever involved in a motorcycle collision, there are several steps that you can take to protect your rights. These steps will also boost your chances of success in filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit.

First and foremost, the law requires anyone involved in an accident to stop and remain at the scene.

A crashed motorcycle laying in the road which has been involved in a collision.

What happens next will depend on the severity of the crash and injuries suffered. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, do not move – wait for emergency services to arrive.

It is especially important to stay still if you have suffered a head injury or another form of catastrophic injury.

However, if you can move around, or have a friend or family member at the scene to help you, here are a few useful steps that could be taken:

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Motorcycle Accident Liability

A motorcycle crash lawsuit will target the liable parties, suing those at fault for causing an accident. This has the dual benefit of making the victim whole financially and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

Personal injury liability applies when an accident has been caused by negligent actions. At-fault parties can include:

For advice on how to approach legal action against a negligent party, trust our motorcycle accident injury lawyers. They are extremely experienced in fighting for the rights of crash victims.

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Motorcycle Crash Case Studies

There are far too many examples of fatal motorcycle accidents, as well as motorcyclists injured in major crashes throughout California. Here are just a few examples from recent years:

Former UCLA Footballer Loses Leg in Motorcyce Accident

Name: Amir Ekbatani / When and Where: Redondo Beach, CA, 2012

Former UCLA footballer Amir Ekbatani suffered a catastrophic injury in a motorcycle crash in Redondo Beach. Aged 24 at the time, Ekbatani was riding north on Pacific Coast Highway when a taxi turned in front of him at a notoriously dangerous intersection. He lost the lower part of his left leg and was awarded $27.5m in compensation after a lawsuit.

Motorcyclist Killed in Horrific Freeway Crash Near LA

Name: Unknown / When and Where: Freeway near Inglewood, CA, August 2017

An unnamed motorcyclist was killed in a horrific crash on the 405 freeway near Inglewood in the early hours of the morning. It is unclear what caused the collision, but a motorcyclist was knocked from his bike and run over by several cars, according to police reports. The southbound 405 was closed for four hours and the motorcyclist sadly died at the scene.

Off-Duty Cop Killed In Motorcycle Crash with a Semi-Truck

Name: Nathan Martin / When and Where: Oxnard, CA, January 2020

Off-duty police officer Nathan Martin was killed when he collided with a semi-truck while riding his motorcycle home from work. Martin, 45 – a 20-year force veteran – was riding his personal motorbike when the fatal crash happened. He was less than a mile from the police station having just left for the day. Martin was rushed to hospital but died from his severe injuries.

If you or a loved one have been hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident, contact Bisnar Chase now. We can help victims and their families secure a fair settlement, or take a case to court.

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Motorcycle Injury Compensation

The amount of compensation a motorcycle accident victim could be entitled to will depend on the circumstances of their crash, and the injuries they are left with.

A whole range of factors can impact the amount of money a person could be offered in a settlement, or win through a jury verdict. These include:

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help an injury victim build a strong case and seek maximum damages. In the event of a fatal motorbike crash, the family of the victim might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of an experienced attorney.

At Bisnar Chase, our motorcycle crash lawyers are experts in making sure victims are properly compensated. We have a track record of success in motorcycle accident cases. Some of our biggest wins include:

$38,650,000 – Case details currently confidential.

$30,000,000 – A 25-year-old motorcyclist suffered a catastrophic brain injury after he was knocked off his bike by a negligent driver making a reckless lane change.

$5,300,000 – A car pulled out in front of an oncoming motorcycle, resulting in a crash that left the rider with brain damage.

$3,000,000 – A motorcyclist suffered severe and life-altering foot injuries after being hit by a delivery driver.

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How a Lawyer Can Help: Taking on the Insurance Company

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in California are specialists when it comes to providing superior representation for injury victims and their families.

The moment before a crash between a motorcycle and a large semi-truck.

Following an accident, many people struggle to fight for justice on their own. But this can be extremely tough and frustrating, especially when you are taking on a large insurance company. Insurance agents may appear friendly, but their goal is not to help you; it is to pay out as little as possible.

Bisnar Chase is a respected law firm with a long history of success. Our attorneys are compassionate, providing emotional support as well as legal expertise. Adept at dealing with insurance companies, they are tough negotiators who strive to reach fair settlements when possible.

Our attorneys are also accomplished trial lawyers. They will not back down from a courtroom challenge if they feel that their clients have not been made a fair compensation offer.

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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

The following are some of the questions most often asked of our California motorcycle accident lawyers. If our frequently asked questions do not cover your query, do not hesitate to contact us.

Yes, you can still file a lawsuit if you were partially to blame for an accident. Many auto accidents feature multiple people at fault. As a general rule, if the negligence of another party contributed to your crash, legal action can be taken. Under California’s comparative negligence laws, any compensation awarded to the victim might be diluted by their level of fault.

You have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to the California statute of limitations. Once filed, the case could take weeks, months, or years to be concluded. During this time, Bisnar Chase will take care of everything and keep in regular contact with victims.

You should not do anything without consulting with a personal injury attorney first. An insurance firm may start by making a lowball offer. Whenever a settlement offer is received, ask your lawyer for their expert guidance on the worth of your case before accepting it.

At Bisnar Chase we offer a ‘No Win, No Fee’ promise to all clients. This means that you won’t have any up-front costs or out-of-pocket expenses when you hire us. If we win your case, we will get a pre-agreed percentage of the settlement or verdict amount. If not, you will never pay a penny. We also offer a free initial consultation.

There are several ways to contact Bisnar Chase. Either call us on (800) 561-4887 or visit our website – – to email us or use the Live Chat feature. You can also reach us through our social media channels.

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Top-rated California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Bisnar Chase is one of the most trusted injury firms in California. We have an outstanding record in motorcycle accident cases, having won multiple $30+ million awards for accident victims.

Over the last 40 years, we have won more than $500 million for those who have suffered injuries and we are proud of our 96% success rate.

Making sure accident victims are properly compensated means everything to us. Our attorneys are skilled, passionate, and dedicated to securing top results. But it is not just about the money. We also thrive on making sure victims get a sense of justice, and wrongdoers are held accountable.

In addition, our ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantee ensures that our services are available to people of all means.

Find out how much your case could be worth now! Contact Bisnar Chase by calling (800) 561-4887, or click to email us and arrange a free consultation with our California motorcycle accident lawyers.

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Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St., #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 203-3814

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