Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Reseda, CA
When you are suffering from injuries that happened because of a motorcycle accident, it is time to speak with the trusted motorcycle accident lawyer Reseda, CA trusts from Barry P. Goldberg. One of the most devastating things that can happen to a client is getting into a motorcycle accident because if they survive, their injuries are severe. When someone has caused you to get into an accident on your motorcycle, we know you are seeking compensation for the negligence that occurred, potential property damage, and your injuries. If you would like to speak with our attorney about your accident, call our trusted team now. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
How is my compensation amount determined?
This is a great question and we know you may be wondering what you can get back after injuries from a motorcycle accident. There are typically two things that we will be looking into and pursuing with your motorcycle accident claim:
- Who is responsible/liable for the accident occurring
- What kind of losses did you suffer from because of the motorcycle accident
Liability. When it comes to liability, this means we want to know who was at fault for the accident. If you caused the accident to occur, we would not be able to pursue a claim with someone else. Similarly, it is possible for someone to hit you but not be liable because they may not have been acting in a way that is negligent. So, one of the most important factors we examine first is who caused the accident. Especially if someone was driving distracted, under the influence, or recklessly, this would be cause for stating they were liable for the accident.
Damages. The next things we would look into are the damages you have suffered. This means we want to know the details of the kinds of injuries you are suffering from and if any property damage has occurred. For example, while you would be lucky to walk away from a motorcycle accident with a broken arm, the damages, in this case, would be significantly lower than if you lost a limb or were paralyzed. Additionally, our Reseda, California motorcycle accident lawyer knows that you can get more damages if property damage has occurred because of the accident.
What You Can Expect When Filing a Claim
Pursuing a motorcycle accident claim can be very daunting. By hiring a Reseda, California motorcycle accident lawyer, you can feel peace of mind in knowing that you have a legal advocate on your side. This professional can assist you in giving your case the best chance of recovering compensation. By choosing our firm, please understand your case will go through a process similar to the following:
Consultation – We’ll meet with you in person, or via phone or live chat (i.e. Zoom) to discuss your motorcycle accident, as well as the details and any settlement offer you might have received.
Building a Case – Your lawyer will carry out a full investigation of your case to understand the full extent of your injuries. This may include any current or prospective medical bills, lost wages and loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. With the information we find in our investigation, we’ll present a demand package to the insurance company.
Settlement Offer – Based on our findings, and the demand package, we expect the insurance company to offer a settlement. If, and when, they do, we will assess this offer and help you to understand what may be best for you.
Lawsuit – In the event the settlement offer is insufficient or unfair, we may choose to file a lawsuit. Afterwhich, we will undertake the next steps in the process. This may include a discovery period, depositions, hearings, and eventually a trial.
The above is a general overview of what you might expect. No two cases are exactly alike; thus, yours could include different processes or steps. We welcome you to call our firm for a consultation and to see if we’re a good fit for your case.
Will My Case Settle Out of Court?
In general, the majority of Reseda motorcycle accident cases will settle out of court. Trials are time consuming, costly, and uncertain. It is well known that jurors tend to be sympathetic towards the victim and not the insurance company. That said, an initial settlement offer will almost certainly be less than the value of your case once a lawsuit has been filed.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer in Reseda, CA has done this many times before. Your lawyer will have an idea of what your case is worth and can advise you as to whether a settlement is most appropriate, or if your case may be better suited to a trial. Typically 95% of cases will settle out of court.
Keep in mind that while your lawyer will guide you through the process and provide you with both feedback and opinions as to how to resolve your case, you will get to make the final decision. Our firm respects the decision of every client. If you believe your case should go to trial, we will talk with you on how to proceed from there.
When you have been the victim in a motorcycle accident, you may have a long road of recovery ahead. For more information on what our motorcycle accident lawyer in Reseda, California can do for you, please give the office of Barry P. Goldberg a call now.