Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving Bakersfield With 26+ Years Experience
Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident in Bakersfield, California? If so, it’s likely serious injuries occurred which is common in motorcycle accidents, including Traumatic brain injury (TBI), spine injury, road rash, loss of limb, and more. In fact, recently a 37-year-old Bakersfield motorcyclist lost his life after colliding with a car on Hughes Lane & White. Although you may not be at fault for your accident, you may have a hard time getting compensation for your injuries because courts and insurance companies can be hard on motorcycle riders. However, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get maximum compensation after your accident. Please call The Paris Firm at (909) 469-5127 to discuss your case today.
Even though The Paris Firm is located in Chino Hills, our injury team has handled motorcycle accident cases from Kern County and all throughout California. Like most law firms, after our initial consultation, most of our communication can be done via phone and Email – but we’ll never leave your side. Contact us online today or call us now at (909) 551-4040.
Your Motorcycle Accident Compensation Is Our #1 Priority
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another, you need a personal injury law firm that will fight for you. Attorney Eric Paris and his legal team will aggressively pursue financial compensation for the full extent of your losses. We seek damages for your pain and suffering, current and future medical expenses, lost wages and lost future earning capacity, and more.
It is important to select an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you for two reasons:
1) Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, burns, and multiple fractures. Our injury lawyers from Bakersfield understand how to handle cases involving life-altering injuries. We will work to maximize the amount of financial compensation you receive and consider the long-term implications of a serious injury.
2) Judges and juries are often biased against motorcyclists. Attorney Eric Paris and his legal team will present facts to address this bias. We are prepared to show that today, most motorcyclists are safe, responsible drivers – not risk takers. In fact, the fastest growing demographic groups among motorcycle owners are women, baby boomers and commuters.
Drivers of passenger vehicles often say they didn’t see the motorcycle. Often, the truth is that they were just not looking or were distracted by something in the car. It’s a motorist’s responsibility to be aware of other vehicles on the road, including motorcyclists. If they fail to do so and the rider gets hurt, our motorcycle injury attorneys will hold them liable.
For our clients a motorcycle is a way of life
Many of our clients use a motorcycle to commute, for recreation or grew up on 2 wheels and consider their motorcycle as a part of their lives. Regardless of how you use it, motorcycle riders usually love the freedom that their bike provides and it’s not just a hobby. Unfortunately, due to the nature of a motorcycle, when a rider goes down they can be seriously injured – even in a low speed incident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
There’s countless ways a motorcyclist can find themselves in an accident, but nearly all incidents are caused by error on either the rider or other driver (usually a passenger vehicle). These causes can include:
- Illegal maneuver
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to notice motorcyclists
- Distracted driving (often mobile phones and in-dash “infotainment” systems)
- Failure to yield right of way
Although either driver may be at fault in a motorcycle accident, it’s often more difficult for motorcyclists to demonstrate that they’re not at fault.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain injury (TBI)
- Internal organ damage
- Serious abrasions (road rash)
- Spine injury
- Amputation injury
Because of the severity of these injuries, motorcycle accident victims will often receive less compensation than they need to pay for medical bills and make up for lost wages.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Bakersfield
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Bakersfield, you may be able to receive compensation for the serious consequences of that accident, including:
- Lost wages
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning potential
- Past, present, and expected medical bills
In addition, a wrongful death lawsuit brought on behalf of a loved one killed in a motorcycle accident may lead to additional or different compensation. The appropriate compensation in your case depends on the circumstances of the accident.
Is a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Necessary to Assist With My Injury Claim?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious motorcycle injury or wrongful death due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another driver, you have the right to obtain maximum financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040 and schedule a no obligation consultation – serving motorcycle accident victims in Bakersfield, California and Kern County. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.