California Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury in California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that a motorcyclist is 15 times more likely to die in a crash than a passenger in a car accident. With about 80 percent of motorcycle accidents resulting in an injury, many people consider motorcycles as inherently dangerous since they offer little to no protection from other vehicles, debris on the road, defective roadways, inclement weather or manufacturer’s defects.
California Helmet Law
California has a mandatory helmet law for all riders but the failure of a rider to wear one if involved in an injury accident does not preclude him or her from filing an accident claim if the accident was caused by another person. Too many riders fail to realize this and assume that they are not entitled to any compensation. For this reason, riders should immediately contact an experienced California motorcycle attorney.
Motorcycle Accident Victims’ Rights
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), facial fractures, broken limbs, disfigurement, spinal injuries, paralysis and death. Medical and treatment costs can be astronomical. Riders who have been seriously injured by the negligent conduct of another but who were not wearing a helmet are still entitled to compensation even if they were partially responsible for the extent of their injuries through a comparative liability claim.
Insurance Companies Will Mislead You
Insurance companies rarely have your best interests in mind, especially if they are defending an accident claim. Do not be misled by any insurer’s statement that you have no claim, or a minimal one at best, if you were not wearing a helmet in the accident. Promptly contact a reputable personal injury lawyer before discussing your accident with any insurance adjuster.
The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian Can Help
At The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian, we care about motorcycle accident victims. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you regardless if you were wearing a helmet or not. Contact us today to speak to an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer about your case and learn how you can receive financial compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries.