The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Motorcycle Accident Case

by Staff Blogger | June 5th, 2023

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences, resulting in physical injuries, emotional trauma, and significant financial losses. Even the most experienced and cautious riders can be injured due to another’s negligence. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, seeking legal representation is crucial to protecting your interests and pursuing compensation.

A California motorcycle accident lawyer from Berg Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the legal system, investigate the accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court. Seeking fair compensation for your injuries can help you pay for necessary medical treatment and offer financial support after a crash.

Motorcycle Accident Cases and the Law

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020, motorcyclists were roughly 28 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than occupants of passenger vehicles per mile traveled. This increased risk for severe injuries and fatalities is due to factors such as the lack of protection offered by motorcycles and their smaller size, which makes them more challenging to see.

In addition to the physical risks, motorcyclists in California may face bias from insurance companies, jurors, and law enforcement officials who may assume that the motorcyclist was at fault in an accident. This bias can make it difficult for injured riders to receive fair compensation for injuries and damages.

California law also recognizes the concept of pure comparative negligence, which means that both parties involved in an accident can be assigned a degree of fault based on their actions leading up to the accident. Biased insurers may try to assign a higher percentage of fault to motorcycle riders who don’t have skilled legal representation to fight on their behalf, reducing your payout.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Our motorcycle attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers can provide invaluable assistance to motorcycle accident victims. We have the knowledge, skill, and resources to help maximize your compensation in a motorcycle injury case with the following actions:

  • Determine fault: Your motorcycle accident lawyer will investigate the accident, gather evidence like photos and witness statements, and analyze the police report to determine who is at fault. We will use our experience to build a strong argument for your case, including sending spoliation letters to preserve evidence and using reconstructionists to recreate the accident scene.  
  • Evaluate current injuries: Our attorneys will work with medical professionals to fully evaluate your injuries and the extent of your damages. We use this information to advocate for fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Review past medical history: We will review your medical history for conditions that may have been aggravated or worsened by the accident. This information will be used to help strengthen your case and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Fight for fair compensation: Our lawyers will fight for fair compensation even if your treatment exceeds the standard length of treatment accepted by the insurance company.
  • Check your insurance policy: Your legal team will check your insurance policy to see if we can find coverage to pay for your damages if the person who hit you doesn’t carry insurance. For example, you may have a UMC/UIM policy covering your accident-related costs, such as medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may also have elected for MedPay coverage under your plan, which will pay for medical expenses. We will ensure you receive the maximum compensation available through all possible avenues.
  • Advocate for your interests: At Berg Injury Lawyers, your attorney will advocate for your interests throughout the legal process, providing guidance and support every step of the way.

Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our team has over 35 years of experience representing injured motorcyclists in California. Let us use our legal expertise and knowledge of the law to protect your rights, investigate and gather evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and maximize your compensation. We know what a fair settlement offer looks like, and our experience will prevent you from being lowballed by the insurance company.

With our no fee guarantee, you can get the legal representation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you get the financial compensation you are owed.