Questions about Motorcycle Accidents

What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents may be caused by operator error, unsafe roadways, vehicle defects, and inclement weather. However, the actions of other drivers accounts for over 70 percent of all serious motorcycle accident injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Bakersfield motorcycle accident attorney Mickey Fine can investigate the cause of your accident, establish liability, and fight for the maximum compensation you are due.

Can I file a motorcycle accident lawsuit even if I was not wearing a helmet?

Motorcycle helmets are required in the state of California. Failure to wear a helmet increases your chance for brain injury when you are involved in an accident. Not wearing a helmet does not prohibit you from taking legal action against the party responsible for your accident, but it may complicate things. It becomes increasingly difficult to seek full compensation for head injuries sustained in accidents where a helmet was not worn. Our motorcycle accident attorney can discuss this with you in more detail during your free case evaluation.

If I was the passenger on a motorcycle and was injured in an accident, can I file a lawsuit?

Passengers who sustain injuries in motorcycle accidents are entitled to seek compensation following an accident. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages,  and personal pain and suffering. If the driver of the motorcycle was responsible for the accident, he or she may be held accountable for your injuries. This is best determined through an investigation conducted by California motorcycle accident attorney Mickey Fine.

Can I settle with insurance?

Insurance companies will often offer a quick settlement to prevent you from filing a personal injury lawsuit. It is never in your best interests to accept an offer from insurance until you have discussed your case with a motorcycle accident attorney. Remember, insurance companies are for-profit corporations dedicated to increasing their bottom line. Motorcycle accident attorney Mickey Fine is an aggressive advocate for the rights of victims who is dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve.

Do I have a case?

The best way to determine if you have a case is through a one-on-one consultation with Mr. Fine. No matter what your police report says or  what you have been told by an insurance company, only a motorcycle accident attorney can assess your claim and help you determine what your case is worth.

If you been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Bakersfield area of California, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free initial consultation with our Bakersfield motorcycle accident attorney today.

Personal Injury
by Mickey Fine Law
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