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Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase are always ready to fight for you and your case. Our skilled attorneys have won over $750 million for our clients over the last 45 years and have established a 99% success rate.

Motorcycle riding is an extremely popular pastime. However, many negligent drivers out on the road fail to check their blind spots for oncoming riders or pay proper attention. Because of this, hundreds of innocent bikers each year become the victims of motorcycle crashes.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Bisnar Chase’s Riverside personal injury attorneys now at (951) 530-3711 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Our team includes acclaimed attorneys who have won millions of dollars for victims specifically in motorcycle crash cases. Trust our Riverside motorcycle attorneys to fight for you and make sure you are compensated for your injuries and property damage.

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Motorcycle Accidents in Riverside

Because motorcycles have practically no protection for their riders, accidents involving them are usually severe and often fatal. Sometimes reckless driving by bikers can cause an accident. But in many cases, crashes are caused by the negligence of other motorists.

The stats show how serious a motorbike collision can be for the victim.

The following are reports across recent years showing accident accidents and statistics from the Riverside area and further afield. This list provides a snapshot of the dangers, but many other incidents have occurred.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics:

  • Every year about 5,000 riders die, and another 90,000 suffer injuries in motorcycle accidents across the United States.
  • Out of 8.6 million registered motor vehicles, the fatality rate for motorcycle accidents was 58.33 per 100,000 bikes.
  • In many cases, alcohol and speeding are factors of motorcycle accidents. Out of 449 motorcycle riders killed, 29% had a BAC of .01+, 24% had a BAC of .08+(legally intoxicated), and 15% had a BAC of .15+

It is common for local motorcycle accidents to result in severe or even fatal injuries.

Riverside traffic reports include:

Top 7 Most Common Causes of Riverside Motorcycle Collisions

Like many other types of traffic accidents, motorcycle accidents can happen in a split second. It only takes a moment of distraction or inattention. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Riverside include:

  • Driving while distracted.
  • Running a red light or stop sign at an intersection.
  • Dangerous or defective roadways and poorly designed street intersections.
  • Reckless or aggressive driving.
  • The failure to look for motorcyclists before changing lanes, turning left or entering traffic.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Exceeding the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed for the traffic, roadway, or weather conditions.

Severe crashes happen across the Inland Empire every day. If you or a loved one was injured or killed due to driver negligence or dangerous road conditions, contact the Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase to get the justice you deserve.

Major Trauma in Motorcycle Accidents

Traumatic injuries in motorcycle accidents are one of the most common types, and they can happen to anyone. While most people involved in a motorcycle accident will end up with a few bumps, bruises, and some scrapes, there is always the chance that someone could be killed or suffer major trauma.

It is essential to ensure that the person does not move around too much, as this could cause additional blood loss and internal injuries, especially back and neck trauma. 

Helmets reduce the risk of major trauma like head injuries by 85-90% and provide critical protection from brain injuries. They also offer neck and facial protection from chin straps and handlebars.

Eye protection is another important safety feature that many riders overlook and if you suffer major trauma to your eyes, it can be permanent. 

Motorcyclists Under the Influence

Driving under the influence is one of the most common causes of serious injury and death for motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents can result from a number of factors, including buzzed driving, speeding while highly impaired, and drug-impaired driving.

In addition to causing serious physical injuries, motorcycle accidents while under the influence can also result in long-term neurological damage and severe bone features as well as leading to long-term disability.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motorcyclists are twice as likely as car drivers to be killed in an accident.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

The following safety tips will help even the most seasoned motorist stay proactive to potential dangers on the road:

  • Avoid blind spots: Inattentive drivers may not notice that you have pulled up alongside them. Avoid riding where motorists cannot see you near the back corner of their vehicles.
  • Maintain a safe speed: You must obey the speed limit and slow down when traffic is congested or the roadways are slick.
  • Use caution when lane splitting: While it is officially legal to split lanes in California, it can prove problematic in some situations. Drivers often fail to notice motorcyclists passing them between lanes of traffic. (You can read more on the legality of lane splitting in our blog: Lane Splitting in California
  • Stay sober: Riding a motorcycle while under alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous to you and surrounding motorists. Intoxicants dull a rider’s reflexes and impair their cognitive and motor functions.
  • Always wear a helmet and protective gear: California law requires the use of helmets. Riders and passengers should also protect their legs, arms, and hands with proper attire and accessories such as leather gloves and boots.
  • Take safety courses: Riders recently receiving skill training are less likely to be involved in accidents.

Some of the items listed above are recommendations from authorities to help riders avoid accidents. But some of the points are also legal requirements.

Following California’s road laws will allow your attorney to file a successful motorcycle accident lawsuit in Riverside on your behalf.

If you do not follow the law and share some fault for the accident, we may still be able to help according to the comparative negligence laws in California. This point of the law states that you can still recover compensation if you share some level of blame for an accident.

What To Do If You're Involved in a Riverside Motorcycle Crash

Even the safest riders can be involved in an injury accident. What you do immediately after an accident can affect your ability to receive compensation for your losses.

  • Ensure you notify the authorities immediately, typically the Riverside Police Department or Sheriff.
  • Remain at the scene of the crash.
  • Gather contact information from everyone involved and eyewitnesses.
  • Take photos of the vehicles and accident site.
  • See a doctor right away.
  • Seek out the legal resources to protect your rights.

If you are badly injured, collecting evidence at the scene is difficult. Try asking someone else to do it for you. Even if that is impossible, our legal team will build a strong case for you.

Reaching out to our Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers will guarantee your best chance of receiving maximum compensation. Getting your injuries documented is very important, no matter what happens at the scene. Without medical records or proof of treatment, proving your pain and suffering can be impossible. Even if your injuries are minor, you should see a doctor.

The solid legal documentation will benefit you and your case when the time comes. Our Riverside injury lawyers have helped countless clients across Southern California. We know how to fight for you, no matter how complex your case is or becomes, and we will never give up.

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Proving Driver Liability in Motorcycle Crash Cases

Ensuring you have an experienced Motorcycle Lawyer is essential when proving and winning your case. The most effective way to prove who was at fault in your accident is to trace your incident to an act of negligence:

  • Did the driver fail to check their blind spot?
  • Did the driver fail to signal for a lane change?
  • Was the driver influenced by drugs, alcohol, or another substance?
  • Did the driver have a vehicle malfunction that could have been prevented via routine maintenance?

Many crashes result from drivers failing to properly check their mirrors or blind spots and failing to see an approaching motorcycle.

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, you have grounds to believe that the opposing driver is at fault, and you and your Riverside accident lawyer can use this in a court of law.

Additionally, if the accident was caused by a product defect of the opposing vehicle, you may press charges against the manufacturer via a class action lawsuit. Filling a class action lawsuit can not only deliver you the compensation you deserve but can also save lives by preventing defective vehicles from staying on the road.

Riverside Motorcycle Accident Compensation

With over 45 years of representing clients in Riverside and the Inland Empire, Bisnar Chase has the experience you need to win your injury case. Our 99% success rate and high approval rating have made us the number one personal injury law firm in the Riverside County area and a force to be reckoned with concerning Southern Californian auto insurance companies.

When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer in Riverside, you can receive a recovery for expenses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional trauma
  • Damages to your bike
  • Lost wages

Every case is different, and the amount you could recover will depend on the severity and results of your accident. Contact our Riverside motorbike crash attorneys for expert advice on the amount you could recover and the best steps for your case.

Bisnar Chase has a track record of winning motorcycle accident cases across Southern California. In one recent victory, attorney Gavin Long represented a motorcyclist injured after being hit by a car. The defense team offered a settlement of $125,000, but Gavin took the case to trial and secured a $5.3 Million jury verdict. 

Negotiating a Settlement or Going to Trial

It’s a common belief that insurance companies put their customers first. This notion is not always true. Many insurance firms are entirely concerned with their bottom line and make lowball offers to injured motorcycle accident victims.

Regardless of the offer on the table, you should talk it over with your lawyer first before signing anything. The reason for this is that, more often than not, the settlements that are offered by the insurance companies do not fully cover your injuries and losses.

The attorneys at Bisnar Chase are expert negotiators and can often increase settlement offers so that they more accurately reflect your pain, suffering, and losses.

Settlements are quicker and safer because jury decisions can be unpredictable. But sometimes, defense teams refuse to make reasonable settlement offers. Our firm has the resources to take your case to trial when that happens. Not all attorneys are willing to go to trial, but our team has plenty of courtroom experience. We will take your lawsuit as far as it needs to go for you to receive maximum compensation.

Riverside Motorcycle Accident FAQs

It is important to choose the right lawyer for your case after an accident. We aim to provide all the information you need to make an informed decision. But if you have any questions that have not been answered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Choose an attorney that protects you from out-of-pocket costs with only a contingent fee. Bisnar Chase offers a free consultation with no obligations and provides a no-win no fee promise if you sign with us. If we don’t win for you, you will not owe us anything.

We recommend contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. The statute of limitations requires a claim to be filed within two years of an accident, but contacting us sooner than later will allow us to preserve evidence and build a stronger case for you.

Every case is different, and a lawsuit could take any amount of time, depending on its circumstances. It may be a matter of weeks if a settlement can be agreed, or years if it involves a trial and a lot of preparation. Contact us to find out more about the potential timeline for your case.

At Bisnar Chase we offer superior representation. We do not worry about the competition, we only care about doing right by the client. Our firm has a 99% success rate with $800M+ won for our clients. We are skilled, compassionate, and have decades of experience handling motorcycle accident claims. Contact us to find out more.

Contact our Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Many motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Without a steel frame, seat belt, or airbag to protect them, riders can suffer life-altering injuries in even low-speed collisions. Victims can pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim in such cases. A successful claim can result in support for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and pain and suffering.

When a victim is killed in a motorcycle crash due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, their family may file a wrongful death claim to receive support for their losses. At Bisnar Chase, we believe that at-fault parties must be held accountable. A successful wrongful death claim can result in support for medical costs, funeral expenses, lost future wages, loss of inheritance, pain, and suffering, loss of emotional support, and other related damages.

We are here to help you secure the justice you deserve. We have been in business for more than 45 years, helping thousands of clients and maintaining a 99% success rate. Our firm is dedicated to holding wrongdoers accountable and winning maximum compensation for injury victims.

Contact our experienced Riverside motorcycle accident lawyers now. Call (951) 530-3711, use the live chat feature on our website for 24/7 assistance, or click here to email us and arrange a free consultation.

Riverside Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Contact our Riverside motorcycle accident Lawyers if you’ve been injured at no fault of your own.  There is no cost if we don’t win your case.

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Riverside, CA 92506
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    Defective Seatback

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    Bicycle Accident

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