Carlsbad Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Need Help After a Motorcycle Accident?
At the Carlsbad personal injury law firm of the Jurewitz Law Group, we receive many clients who have sustained significant injuries and other damages in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, motorcycle collisions - many of them serious - occur frequently in North County, especially on Interstate 5 and State Route 78. In more cases than not, the accident is caused by a negligent motorist who fails to exercise proper caution on the road.
If you have suffered considerable losses in a Carlsbad motorcycle crash caused by another party, you should consult with one of our dedicated legal representatives today. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and more. Call us today at (760) 585-4640 to schedule an appointment. We can have our meeting face-to-face, on the phone, or online via Skype - whatever is convenient for you. We can even come to your home.
Should I File a Claim or Pursue a Lawsuit against the Liable Party?
First and foremost, you should never accept any settlement deal proposed to you by the insurance company without first consulting with a reliable attorney. Insurance companies generally prioritize profits above all else, and will try to pay out as little money to you as possible. However, this does not necessarily mean settlement is never an option. With professional legal assistance, you may reach a full and fair settlement deal with the insurance company, making a lawsuit unnecessary.
If negotiations fail and a settlement is not reached, you may have no other choice but to file a lawsuit. Retain the services of an attorney with a proven track record to ensure that you have the best possible chance at an optimal case outcome. Depending on the strength of your claim, the court may award you compensation for damages, including medical expenses, property damages, lost wages and loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and similar damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit in California?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your collision, you may have as much as two years or as little as six months to file your lawsuit. It is highly advised that you consult with a Carlsbad auto accident attorney and get started on your suit as soon as possible. If you wait until the statute of limitations expires, you will be completely barred from filing a claim or a lawsuit. Additionally, the longer you wait, the weaker your case may become, since vital evidence may fade with time and potential witnesses can withdraw their testimonies.
Why a Carlsbad Motorcycle Accident Attorney at the Jurewitz Law Group?
If you decide to hire us as your legal representatives, we will make sure to meet your goals and keep you updated on the status of your case every step of the way. We will also fully commit our resources and attention to your case in order to reach a favorable conclusion. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, contact our Carlsbad office today.
Carlsbad Motorcycle Accident FAQs
I've sustained considerable injuries in a Carlsbad motorcycle crash and need medical treatment. What are my options?
The liable driver stopped suddenly in front of me, causing me to rear-end him/her and fly off my bike. The accident is clearly his/her fault; however, I'm not sure if the insurance company or the court will see it that way. What can I do?
Have you been in a motorcycle accident? Are you having a tough time paying off your medical bills among other expenses? Contact the aggressive Carlsbad motorcycle accident injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group today for legal representation you can count on, and don't let the insurance company block you from receiving the full and fair coverage you deserve.
Q: I've sustained considerable injuries in a Carlsbad motorcycle crash and need medical treatment. What are my options?
A: There are many potential sources for coverage; however, it's up to you to explore your options and find the one that provides you optimal compensation. An attorney can help you determine the best path for recovery.
If you were on the job when the accident occurred, for example, you may be eligible for medical insurance coverage from your employer. Otherwise, you should seek coverage from the at-fault party's insurance, if applicable, or from your own policy.
A: Chances are your ride has been damaged, if not absolutely battered, in the accident. Do not destroy or replace your bike right away - it is an important piece of evidence. Take photos of the whole bike along with close-ups of damaged parts, and keep them in a safe place since they may serve to strengthen your claim down the line.
As for compensation, have a trustworthy motorcycle dealer or other appropriate professional provide you, on paper, with a quote on your bike's repairs/replacement. This should help you collect fair coverage for the expenses from the insurance company.
A: It depends on a number of variables. What is the insurance company or defendant willing to pay? How serious are your injuries? How bad is the damage to your motorcycle? How many days of work have you missed due to your recovery? Also, keep in mind that the outcome for your case will be heavily influenced by the strength of the evidence your side presents. You may be awarded a compensation amount ranging from nothing to millions of dollars. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you attain maximum compensation for your losses.
A: Police must be notified of a vehicular crash when a death or injury is involved, or there is property damage worth more than $500.
Q: The liable driver stopped suddenly in front of me, causing me to rear-end him/her and fly off my bike. The accident is clearly his/her fault; however, I'm not sure if the insurance company or the court will see it that way. What can I do?
A: In this case, the bias will remain against you unless you can prove that the driver in front was at fault for the accident. To turn that bias around, have a reliable attorney get started on an investigation of your crash right away. By using evidence such as traffic camera footage, professional analyses of tire tread marks, and witness testimonies, your attorney can help absolve you of fault and shift it to the driver whose negligence was the true cause of the accident.
A: You can certainly try representing yourself, but it is ill-advised. Insurance companies are huge money-making ventures because they specialize at reducing and denying claims, not granting them. If you go in without help from a legal professional, you may end up jeopardizing your claim and losing out on much-needed compensation. Don't let that happen. Consult with a Carlsbad personal injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Want to learn more about your rights and best legal options in a free case review? Call the Jurewitz Law Group today at (760) 585-4640 or submit an online contact form and we'll get back to you shortly.
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