City of Calexico Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Unlike cars, motorcycles do not have the protective metal frame that can shield riders in an accident. When an accident occurs, obtaining compensation is necessary to one’s recovery.
According to some reports, there are more registered motorcyclists in the State of California than in any other state in the country. This is not surprising, as California has some of the most scenic routes in the nation. Unfortunately, the influx of motorcyclists also means that there are more reported motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a wide variety of reasons, but when the accident is caused because of another’s negligence, the opportunity to seek financial restitution may be possible.
Defend Your Right to a Fair Compensation With the Support of a Qualified Attorney
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will understand the challenges victims and their loved ones often face in the aftermath of an accident. When the motorcyclist has perished as a result of the accident, no amount of compensation will alleviate the family’s sorrows, but compensation for the expenses that arise as a result of the accident can help ease the burden. Following the motorcycle accident, having a proficient litigator on your side can help.
As a prior insurance claims adjuster and senior claims examiner, Attorney Domingo Castillo has handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Allstate, Cigna and more. With more than 30 years of being in the insurance claims industry, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates are exceptional leaders in their respective fields. Consider scheduling a free case evaluation with the firm today.
California’s Statute of Limitations for a Motorcycle Accident Claim
In agreement with California’s Code of Civil Procedure §335.1, a motorcycle accident victim only has two (2) years from the date of the incident to file a case against the wrongdoer. Although this may seem like sufficient time to thoroughly investigate a case, the reality is that it can take a significant amount of time to adequately investigate an accident.
It is also important to consider that almost immediately after an accident, a great majority of important evidence can be lost. For example, if an accident was caused as a result of a pothole on the road, the government agency responsible for maintaining the road will usually make reparations to the road as soon as possible. In the agency’s perspective, their main concern consists of ensuring that additional people are not also injured by the same dangerous condition.
When it comes to filing a claim against government agencies, it is very important to understand that a claim can only be filed within six months of the accident.
Any damages available in a claim will depend on:
- The specific circumstances surrounding the case; and
- The extent of injuries
It may be possible to obtain financial compensation for one or more of the following damages:
- Medical costs associated with the injury, such as prescription medications and hospital care;
- Lost wages, caused by the inability to return to work while in recovery;
- Pain and suffering, as it pertains to the physical pain caused by the injury;
- Emotional distress, such as sadness and depression caused by the accident;
- Mental disorders developed from the accident, such as PTSD;
- In the event of the victim’s death, funeral expenses and loss of consortium; and/or
- Punitive damages, in the event of a malicious and deliberately caused accident.
Hire the Legal Support of a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney
A motorcycle accident can cause a wide range of injuries and calamities. Because of this, when the accident has been caused by a careless driver or other negligent party, it is critically important to defend one’s right to a full compensation. Injuries typically sustained by motorcyclists can lead to long-term pain and suffering, along with costly medical expenses. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, obtain the legal support of a qualified attorney who can defend your right to a maximum compensation.
The experienced litigators at Castillo & Associates have dedicated their careers in the pursuit of justice for those who have suffered at the hands of negligent malefactors. With more than 30 years of qualified experience, the law firm has helped more than 10,000 accident victims recover financial compensation for their grievances.
Additionally, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates have experience in working with top insurance companies, making them the leading choice when it comes to aggressive insurance rebuttals. Following a motorcycle accident, obtain the support of a knowledgeable law firm. Consider obtaining the support of the attorneys at Castillo & Associates today.