Motorcyclists face more risks on the roadway than drivers and passengers inside traditional vehicles. California has more registered motorcycles than any other state in the country, and the reality is that many drivers on the roadway do not operate safely around motorcycles. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, our team is standing by if you need a Santa Barbara motorcycle accident attorney. We have an extensive track record of success in helping injured motorcyclists secure the compensation they are entitled to when another driver causes an accident and their injuries.
According to data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there are more than 850,000 total registered motorcycles in the state of California. Unfortunately, each year brings us a significant number of motorcyclist injuries and fatalities. During the latest reporting year of data we have on file, there were:
Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, there is a high probability that they will sustain an injury involving an accident with a passenger vehicle. The average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, and this can inflict significant damage on a motorcyclist’s body. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, it is not uncommon for our Santa Barbara motorcycle accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
Additionally, our lawyers are always aware that motorcyclists could suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident and their subsequent injuries. We recognize this and strive to obtain compensation for every injury a motorcyclist sustains, including acute traumatic injuries as well as emotional and psychological trauma.
Injured motorcyclists have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party in their case. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that a Santa Barbara motorcyclist will have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party, or they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they deserve.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver, contact the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help with your case today. Our experienced team will use their resources to fully investigate every aspect of your case so we can obtain the compensation you deserve. This can include the following: