Motorcycle Injury Accidents
Personal Injury Lawyer Stockton
Motorcycle riding is an extremely unique and thrilling activity that enables riders to have complete freedom in an adrenaline environment, which explains why there are more than 800,000 registered motorcyclists in the state of California. The adrenaline rush along with the perks of a fuel efficient vehicle that can maneuver in and out of traffic unfortunately has serious dangers everyone on the road faces.
Most common reason of a motorcycle accident is due to other drivers not seeing motorcycles on the road.
Motorcycle accidents continue to rise each year and approximately 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death. Visibility can be very difficult for other drivers on the road because they often do not expect to see and can easily overlook a motorcyclist that is approaching them. Smart motorcyclists take the necessary precautions by wearing appropriate gear and following safety rules, however, most accidents are often the fault of a careless automobile driver. Pot holes, bad roads and construction is also a big contributor to accidents. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, consult an experienced attorney who can fight your negligence case for you.
Comparative negligence is the theory that both parties involved in an accident are at fault and therefore, neither party should be allowed to be compensated for 100% of their damages. California personal injury law applies a “pure” comparative negligence standard. Meaning, if the injured victim is assigned 99% of the fault in the accident, the victim can still recover 1% of his or her damages from the other party.
Comparative negligence in motorcycle accident cases are pretty tricky to understand. Consult an attorney who can help you get compensated for what you truly deserve.
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident?
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