Experienced Motorcycle Attorneys in the City of Indio, California
Motorcycle accident victims are susceptible to unique injuries. Obtain the compensation you need in your recovery.
When it comes to motorcycle accidents, even the slightest impact can result in catastrophic injuries for the motorcycle rider. As freeing and as thrilling as it may feel to ride a motorcycle, the reality is that motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Riders that are injured as a result of another’s carelessness have the ability to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Obtaining sufficient compensation can be made possible with the support of a qualified attorney.
More Than 30 Years of Dedicated Legal Representation
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative to employ the immediate support of a qualified attorney. Motorcycle accidents typically result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment, which are usually very costly. Obtain the support of a skilled law firm that can defend the right to a maximum compensation.
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.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents do not occur as often as regular passenger vehicle accidents; nonetheless, when they do occur, they often lead to catastrophic injuries. The California Office of Traffic Safety has recently published a report stating that in 2017, there were a total of 425 fatal and non-fatal motorcycle accidents in the Indio area.
When a motorcyclist suffers a traffic accident, the lack of sufficient protective gear can lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, even when a motorcyclist employs safe riding strategies, the possibility of being injured as a result of a careless driver is unavoidable.
The following are primary causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Driving while distracted, such as texting or searching for an address
- Driving while drunk
- The failure to yield at a right-of-way intersection
- Making a left turn into the oncoming rider
- Merging lanes on a rider who is “lane splitting”
- Passing a rider too closely
- Failing to notice a rider when pulling out
- Driving while sleep deprived
The aforementioned causes of accidents are negligent behaviors that can lead to driver responsibility in the event of an accident. In California, drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to those they share the road with. When this duty of care has been breached, the negligent driver will be held accountable for the victim’s damages.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
Motorcyclists can encounter many dangers on the road that can lead to an unnecessary accident. When filing a claim for damages, it is important to consider all potentially liable parties. A short list of these possible responsible parties include:
- The government agency responsible for maintaining the street where the accident took place,
- The company that manufactured the motorcycle’s defective parts
- The body shop that made inappropriate repairs on the motorcycle
Obtain Compensation Following a Motorcycle Accident
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a motorcycle accident, the ability to recover compensation can make a difference in the recovery process. When an accident was caused by another’s reckless actions, the ability to obtain compensation can be possible by filing a personal injury claim. Filing a claim can be challenging, as many cases will often be aggressively refuted. Nonetheless, compensation is necessary to those who have been injured. Available damages in a claim can include restitution for medical expenses, physical therapy, at-home medical care, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, to name a few. Speak to a well-versed personal injury who can help you establish liability and defend your right to a fair compensation.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Castillo & Associates have more than 30 years of exceptional experience helping victims recover the compensation they are owed. Committed to those who have been injured at the hands of negligent drivers, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates have successfully represented more than 10,000 accident victims in Indio, CA including Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Cathedral City and all neighboring communities.
When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, your ability to obtain immediate legal counsel is very important. A skilled litigator can carefully investigate your case and aggressively advocate on your behalf. Consider allowing the attorneys at Castillo & Associates fight for your right to a full compensation. Schedule your free initial consultation today.