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Getting You Back On The Road After Your Motorcycle Accident

With winding mountain passes, scenic coastal roads and stretches of highway, California is a paradise for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are common and rising throughout the state and the country. Whether from poor road conditions or negligent and distracted drivers, motorcycle accidents have serious consequences.

At the Law Offices of David A Kaufman in La Jolla, attorney David Kaufman works with injured motorcyclists to get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. As the only attorney at the firm, you will receive personalized attention and care during every step of your case.

Getting You The Compensation You Need To Move Forward

Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to severe injuries because of the direct impact of colliding with another vehicle. Unlike in a passenger car, you don’t have layers of metal and glass protecting your body from the impact. Without this extra protection, the risk of harm is much higher and can cause severe and lifelong injuries.

Motorcycle accidents often occur due to the negligent driving and behavior of other vehicles on the roads. Often occurring when drivers ignore the rights of motorcyclists and traffic laws, common accident causes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane changes
  • Stopping suddenly
  • Poor road conditions

After your accident, attorney Kaufman will sit down with you and learn more about your case and your injuries. Whether you need compensation for ongoing medical expenses and therapies or need help replacing your destroyed bike, he can help get you what you need.

What Damages Can You Recover After A Motorcycle Accident?

There are several things you can seek compensation for in a motorcycle accident. Some of those things include:

  • Physical therapy for accident-related injuries
  • Counseling/therapy
  • Surgeries for accident related-injuries
  • Prescriptions to treat accident related-injuries
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral costs (if someone riding with you died during the crash)

You can use the compensation you receive however you see fit. While the journey to obtaining it can come with obstacles, setbacks and uncooperative insurers, attorney Kaufman can help you pave a more straightforward path to seeking the monetary damages you need.

Is Lane-Splitting Legal In California?

Lane splitting has been legal in the Golden State since 2017. While you can use this to your advantage, it’s essential to do so cautiously. Lane splitting can be risky, as you can run the risk of being cut off by vehicles in other lanes or running into the back of another car.

Make sure you’re always paying attention to your surroundings and signaling when other vehicles are nearby. However, if you still wind up in an accident, have you or a loved one schedule an appointment with Law Offices of David A Kaufman, APC, so attorney Kaufman can help you pursue compensation for your injury.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Motorcycle Accidents In California?

Riders have at least two years or less after an accident to file a claim. However, there can be exceptions to this rule if there was a minor involved in the accident. If there is, the statute of limitations is typically two years after the child turns 18.

If you have questions about your ability to file and timeline, call attorney Kaufman at 619-830-4328.

Don’t Wait To Get Started On Your Case

If your motorcycle accident left you with injuries, don’t wait to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to get started on your case. It is crucial to gather evidence immediately to give you the best chance of success. Contact the Law Offices of David A Kaufman today to schedule a consultation by calling 619-830-4328 or filling out an online contact form.