Yorba Linda Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a Yorba Linda motorcycle accident, you may be wondering where the money will come from to pay your bills. Have you had to miss work because of your injury? Are you struggling with performing everyday activities? Are you watching your medical bills pile up? It may be in your best interest to contact an experienced Yorba Linda motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you determine if you have a case and whether compensation may be available for your injuries, damages and losses.
Yorba Linda Motorcycle Accident Statistics
If you have been injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident, you are not alone. Hundreds of people are injured in Orange County each year. According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but three injuries reported as a result of Yorba Linda motorcycle accidents. During that same year, there were 17 fatalities and 735 injuries reported due to Orange County motorcycle accidents.
Innocent victims should not have to pay for the losses that stem from an accident that was caused by the actions of a negligent driver. Under California law, victims of injury accidents may pursue financial compensation from the at-fault party through civil litigation. This means that injured victims will have to prove that the other motorist involved was negligent. There are several critical questions that must be asked after a motorcycle accident.
Was the other driver speeding at the time of the collision? Was the car driver talking on a cell phone, texting or otherwise distracted? Was alcohol a factor in the collision? If the authorities cite the other driver, it will help bolster your claim by adding more credibility to it. A driver does not, however, have to be cited by the authorities to be held civilly liable for an accident.
Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that allows an injured victim to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. Instead of having to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, as is the case in a criminal proceeding, a civil case only requires the claimant to prove that the other party was liable for the crash through a preponderance of the evidence. What this means is if the evidence shows that the driver caused or contributed to the crash, he or she can be held liable for the accident and resulting injuries.
The Value of a Personal Injury Claim
Determining how much a claim may be worth can be a complicated process. In general, more serious injuries typically result in larger settlements. Did the victim suffer a disability? Have the injuries resulted in a loss in the victim’s quality of life? Has the injury affected the victim’s future earning capacity? The answers to these types of questions will affect the potential value of a successful personal injury claim.
All losses suffered because of the accident can be included in the lawsuit. Victims can seek compensation for medical bills, emergency room charges, costs of rehabilitation services, prescription drug fees and hospitalization expenses. All wages that are lost during the healing process should be included in a claim as well. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can also help the victim calculate non-economic losses that may be included in a claim. For example, physical pain and mental anguish can be given a monetary value during the lawsuit. This type of loss should be calculated with the help of an attorney with experience handling similar cases.
Yorba Linda Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Yorba Linda motorcycle accident lawyers at Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We have a long and successful track record of helping motorcycle accident victims and their families secure fair and full compensation for their injuries and losses. Please call us at 1-800-561-4887 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.
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