Elder Care Law California
Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle cases can be difficult to win because of some of the special laws motorcyclists must abide by - but often don't. In the State of California, any person registering a motorcycle must obtain a Class M1 license before operating. California also has a separate license – a Class C license for operating a motorcycle with a side car. A rider must pass a knowledge test and an on-bike skills test. Without these things, a person cannot legally ride a motorcycle in the State of California. If you are under 21 years of age, you must also complete a motorcycle-training course and present the certificate of completion (DL 389) in order to get your license. Helmets are also required in the State of California.

What Are The Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

About three-quarters of motorcycle accidents are caused by a collision with a passenger vehicle. The rest of the motorcycle accidents happen when the rider dumps the bike or crashes into a solid object such as a tree or utility pole. Only 3 percent of single bike accidents are because of vehicle failure, with a high percent of that 3 percent happening because of a flat tire or blow out. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, contact Matsunaga & Butkute for a free consultation.

What can you recover?

As a motorcycle accident victim you are entitled to the following compensation that is applicable to you:

     • Rental Reimbursement
     • Payment of your medical bills
     • Compensation for future medical care
     • Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
     • Medical treatment
     • Recovery of your loss of earnings and any future losses
     • Reimbursement for your out of pocket expenses incurred
     • Maximum recovery for pain and suffering of your physical injuries
        and emotional distress

Types of motorcycle accidents:

The types of accidents that our motorcycle accident lawyers handle consist of, but are not limited to:

     • Speeding
     • Drunk drivers
     • Left turn collisions
     • Running red lights
     • Rear end accidents
     • Running stop signs
     • Broadside collisions
     • Defective motorcycles
     • Unsafe lane changes
     • Dangerous road conditions
     • Out of control motor vehicles

Don't Wait to Call Us

Not all personal injury or car accident lawyers represent people who have been involved in a motorcycle crash. Whether the motorcycle rider was at fault is not the issue. Bikers have their own set of road rules that must be applied to the case (such as safety equipment and bike handling knowledge and experience). Interpretation of an accident scene is also different in that the bike can be thrown further than a passenger vehicle if hit at the right angle. Also, a rider's skill may be taken into consideration as to whether lack of skill was the cause of the accident.

We are very aware of the great bodily harm a motorcycle accident can cause, and our lawyers and legal staff will do everything possible to get you through the physical, financial, and emotional challenges of your accident.

All cases have Statute of Limitations and so do actions for motorcycle accidents. What this means is that you only have a limited amount of time to bring a claim for your injuries. Please do not wait and contact Laura Butkute, Esq today at 1-866-822-7211.

No Fees Until We Win

Help us secure the compensation that you deserve, contact an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer with the resources and knowledge to successfully resolve even the most difficult cases in a quick and efficient manner. Our cases are handled on a contingency fee agreement, which means we never charge any fees or costs unless we win your case.

Please take a moment to browse through our website to learn more about our firm and the legal representation that we can provide you.

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If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at 1-866-822-7211.

We look forward to hearing from you and will do our best to get you the money you deserve.


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