Is a motorcycle injury claim worth pursuing? Should I hire a motorcycle accident attorney?

Generally speaking, when someone is injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of another person’s fault, the injured individual may pursue a claim against the one that caused the injuries.  His or her spouse may also have a claim known as loss of consortium claim.
If the motorcycle accident involves a death, the successors of that person might have a wrongful death claim.
To have a valid claim, the motorcyclist who files a claim for compensation needs to provide proof of damages and proof of the at-fault party's responsibility. The laws and rules that govern motorcycle accident personal injury cases in California are many and varied, and may generally be found in the California Codes, Rules of Court, and California case law.
The simplest way to find out if the facts of your motorcycle accident situation may constitute a valid claim is to talk to a motorcycle attorney.  Keep in mind to not be concerned if the first lawyer you speak with decides not to represent you because every not every lawyer has the same experience and areas of expertise. While one lawyer sees that a claim is worth pursuing, another may not.
At, our motorcycle accident attorneys are experts in motorcycle rules and regulations.
If you have sustained injuries in an accident involving a motorcycle and it was someone else's fault, reach out to us for free, friendly advice at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400. You can also contact us online.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

See our case history of verdicts and settlements and our client reviews on GoogleYelp, and AVVO.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 2.10.20]

Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.