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 making a claim for compensation will need to show proof of their injuries and losses (also known as damages), as well as 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 consult with an experienced motorcycle personal injury attorney.  Keep in mind to not be discouraged if the first attorney you talk with declines to represent you in your injury claim -- since every attorney will have different levels of experience and areas of expertise, one attorney may see a claim worth pursuing while another may not.

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith are experienced motorcycle accident attorneys expert in motorcycle rules and regulations.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call us anytime for free, friendly advice. Sacramento 916-921-6400. Elsewhere 800-404-5400.  Or contact us online.

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